This former Doctor Who show runner and former Doctor Who classic companion actor no longer have access to the TARDIS but they can still travel via train! It just goes to show what a small world it really is when Russell T Davies, the former writer and show runner of the reboot, happened to be riding the same train at the same time as the actor who played Doctor Who‘s first ever companion from the classic series.
Russell T Davies is best known by Whovians as the man who brought Doctor Who back to our television screens with the series reboot that premiered in the early noughties. The 55 year old Welsh screenwriter and television producer was over the moon earlier this week when he happened upon another Doctor Who legend purely by chance while riding the train.
Davies was honoured to meet 93 year old English actor William Russell who played the first Doctor’s companion, Ian Chesterton in the classic Doctor Who series in the 1960s. The two had never met previously.
Davies took several selfies with the actor to upload to his Instagram. The first few appear to be taken while the actor was unaware. However, the third selfie shows the two happily smiling for the camera.
One has to wonder if they talked about Doctor Who and what stories the two may have shared. It is a shame that we may never know. However, it is great to see that even people who have been deeply involved in the series can still be star struck when they meet the classic cast and crew.