Sophie Aldred spoke to us last week and gave some ‘pearls of wisdom’ for Pearl Mackie, the new companion on Doctor Who. In our interview (taken at 10th Planet Events Doctor Who Magazine Celebration), we also chatted about her experience with the changing face of media, her own development as an actor, and her new podcast, Strangeness in Space!

Find Strangeness in Space at

Follow Sophie on Twitter, @sophie_aldred

Sophie’s official website

Joel Cornah
Joel Cornah is an author, journalist, and blogger. He is the author of a number of novels and novellas including; The Sea-Stone Sword, The Spire of Frozen Fire and The Silent Helm, with the upcoming novel The Sky Slayer, expected some time in 2016. He is an editor for The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Network, head of the Doctor Who department, and member of the Tolkien Society. He is a frequent blogger for the Pack of Aces blog, focussing on issues of Asexuality in media, specialising in sci-fi and fantasy.