Yesterday, when I was talking about the (rumored) big Companion team-up, I almost asked "has anyone called up Lalla Ward yet?" I deleted the line after I put some thought into it--it seems like it might be bad form to introduce another not-quite-the-last of the Time Lords.
Well, I really should have left it in, because the answer might be more affirmative than I thought. It looks like someone did call Lalla, but got her husband instead.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Whovians and...um, other Whovians, Richard Dawkins will be appearing on Doctor Who this season. It looks like he'll be playing himself, which is cool and all, but I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him as some ironically appropriate alien or future person.
At least they're sure to treat him better than South Park did.