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'Dr Who' part revised after accident

Daniel Kilkelly Digital Spy December 17 2005

Doctor Who producers have been forced to make hasty changes to scripts after guest-star Roger Lloyd Pack broke his leg.

The actor, who played Trigger in Only Fools And Horses, worried that his part would be recast following an accident in his London home.

"Roger was gutted when he broke his leg. He was worried he would not be able to take part in Doctor Who," a friend told The Sun.

“But BBC bosses offered to put his character in a wheelchair to get around the problem. They were massively keen for Roger to stay in the show, so they were happy to accommodate him.

“His character is a real baddie and the wheelchair is a great prop, which adds a bit of mystery and intrigue to the part. So it has worked out very well.”

Pack will play the Doctor’s enemy John Lumic in the second series, due to air next year.