Lots to speculate about ahead of this week’s Mummy on the Orient Express. We know Foxes will be appearing as a singer and Frank Skinner will have a part as Perkins. No Clara but a mention for Danny Pink. There is also the small matter of the mummy to consider in this Jamie Mathieson story, and John Sessions as Gus (whoever he is).
I suspect Foxes is there on merit as a singer, and this will remind people of Kylie’s appearance in the TARDIS in Voyage of the Damned as Astrid Peth. Her character is just called singer in the credits so I assume she is just that. Let’s hope she isn’t just hostess in the style of the character from Midnight.
Frank Skinner’s Perkins intrigues me more – wouldn’t it be great for a semi-cameo appearance to actually have Frank as the main villain? Perhaps Mr Sessions will be the bad guy? My money’s on Frank being a key character, good or bad.
I’ve seen little about the Agatha Christie element, nor linking back to the Unicorn and the Wasp. Will this actually be a remake of the classic in all its glory?
I also suspect Danny Pink will be in a scene at the start rather than travelling with the Doctor.
Not long ’til we find out!