Coronation Street has always had a history with Doctor Who. The two shows have been on air for almost 50 years and they both command an almost fanatic like following. And they tend to share actors. Elizabeth Sladen appeared on the show briefly before going on to star as the third and fourth doctor’s companion, Sarah Jane Smith. Fred Elliot showed up once. And after Todd Grimshaw left the show, he went on to have his brain fried by a Dalek. Or something.
For those who’ve been pining for Steve McDonald’s former wife, Karen, Suranne Jones will be appearing in this Saturday’s episode of Doctor Who. The episode is called The Doctor’s Wife (make of that what you will) and it’s written by comic book and fantasy author Neil Gaiman. As Doctor Who episodes go, this one is kind of a big deal. It airs on Space Saturday at 8:00pm.