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Lesbian couple Madame Vastra and Jenny to return to Doctor Who in 2014

Lesbian couple Madame Vastra and Jenny to return to Doctor Who in 2014

One half of the fan favorite lesbian crime-fighting couple Madame Vastra and Jenny has confirmed the characters will return on the next series of Doctor Who.

Scottish actress Neve McIntosh, who plays the Silurian sleuth, has confirmed she will be back to help out Peter Capaldi’s new Doctor in the 2014 run of the hit British science fiction show.

‘I can confirm I’m going to be in it again,’ she told web interview series Flicks and the City.

‘[Head writer Stephen] Moffat’s already said we’re definitely going to be in the next series, so as far as I can tell it’s official unless he changes his mind.’

When McIntosh was asked whether she would like to see a spin-off featuring her, her character’s wife Jenny played by Catrin Stewart and butler Strax played by Dan Starkey, McIntosh said she would love to see it happen.

‘It’s such a brilliant age. You can do so much in Victorian times, as it’s got that steam punk edge to it and can be a bit more edgier and dangerous,’ she said.

Last year, the couple was reintroduced to the audience (‘Good evening, I am a lizard woman from the dawn of time. And this is my wife.’) in the Christmas episode The Snowmen.

But McIntosh said she hopes the sexual themes in Doctor Who are further explored.

‘The sexual themes in it should be talked about more and embraced more,’ she said.

‘So I think, we’ll have to see what kind of ideas people come up with.’

McIntosh also revealed what she thinks of the choice for the new Doctor after she worked with Capaldi on 1999 drama Psychos.

She said: ‘I can’t wait. I think he’s going to be fantastic. He’s such a good actor and such a nice man.

‘I’ll be sad to not be working with Matt, but I’m really looking forward to seeing what Peter can do with it.’