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Aargh! Who's that evil Parson? (1989)

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  • Publication: News of the World
  • Date: 1989-05-28
  • Author: Patrick Hill and Ian Brandes
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  • Language: English
  • Notes: Reprinted in DWB 67

FIRST it was the Daleks. Then it was the Cybermen. Now it's ... NICHOLAS PARSONS!

Poor old Doctor Who is set to face his most dangerous enemy yet when quiz show smoothie Nicholas makes his TV comeback as an evil priest.

The former Sale of the Century host will shock millions of fans by taking on his first dramatic role on television in a new series of the hit sci-fi saga. The 80-year-old quizmaster plays a village priest who becomes possessed by the Devil as he tries to track down Satan worshippers.

Nicholas turned nasty in a bid to re-launch his career after the long-running panel game was axed three years ago.

Velvet-voiced Nicholas said: "I've never had so much fun in my life. I enjoyed the scope that the role gave me.

"We filmed during some atrocious weather in April and it was absolute agony.

CURSE

"We were out on location at an army training camp in the rain, snow and mud.

"I was wallowing in it for my most dramatic scenes:

"Sylvester McCoy, who plays Dr Who, was a joy to work with and so were the rest of the team.

"In my younger days I did a lot of serious acting and I'm now on the look out for meaty parts."

Nicholas, who hosted Sale of the Century for 14 years, makes his Dr Who debut in a four-part adventure called The Curse Of Fenric, which is being screened in the autumn. The show's producer John Nathan Turner said: "Nicholas is wonderful and gives a very moving and powerful performance.

"He's very talented."

Delighted BBC bosses have also lined up other big names for the new series.

Upstairs, Downstairs star Jean Marsh and goody-goody Tanamera heart-throb Christopher Bowen will team up to do battle with the TV Time Lord.

Caption: HEAVENS ABOVE! Nicholas Parsons turns in o chilling performance as a Devil-crazed priest in the new Doctor Who series

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  • APA 6th ed.: Brandes, Patrick Hill and Ian (1989-05-28). Aargh! Who's that evil Parson?. News of the World .
  • MLA 7th ed.: Brandes, Patrick Hill and Ian. "Aargh! Who's that evil Parson?." News of the World [add city] 1989-05-28. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: Brandes, Patrick Hill and Ian. "Aargh! Who's that evil Parson?." News of the World, edition, sec., 1989-05-28
  • Turabian: Brandes, Patrick Hill and Ian. "Aargh! Who's that evil Parson?." News of the World, 1989-05-28, section, edition.
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