Fly-kick­ing Kather­ine

in-de­mand star joins peter ca­paldi in new Doc­tor Who spin-off

TV Times - - News -

Killer hair, physics equa­tions and alien-splat­ting guns are all part of Kather­ine Kelly’s arse­nal in new Doc­tor Who spin-off Class, start­ing on­line on

BBC3 this satur­day.

the star of itv thriller HIM plays Miss Quill, a night­mar­ish sci­ence teacher at coal Hill academy, the school first men­tioned in the sci-fi clas­sic’s 1963 de­but as it num­bered the doc­tor’s grand­daugh­ter su­san among its pupils.

‘Miss Quill is the most unpc teacher in ex­is­tence,’ laughs Kather­ine, 36, when

TV Times News catches up with her. ‘she finds the physics lessons in­cred­i­bly easy and the stu­dents in­cred­i­bly thick – and she tells them. i couldn’t say no to play­ing her. she’s bril­liant.’

Class cen­tres on four stu­dents who team up to fight a deadly alien threat to earth – with some ini­tial help from peter ca­paldi’s doc­tor, who has a cameo in the open­ing episode.

‘Miss Quill’s a great fighter, too, so i needed to look pretty mar­tial-arty and not com­pletely out of breath,’ Kather­ine smiles. ‘How­ever, fly-kick­ing in high heels isn’t easy!’

so what’s the chance of a fu­ture cameo role in Doc­tor Who it­self? ‘i’d be very up for it.’

class acts Kather­ine and peter

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