The doctor who prescribed the medication which led to the death of an 18-year-old boy has said she would do it again because she believed it was in “his best interests”. Thomas Oliver McGowan, known as Oliver, was only 18 years old when he died in Southmead Hospital on November 11, 2016, following complications with his care. The young man, who had mild autism, epilepsy and learning disabilities after suffering from meningitis at three weeks old, was taken to Southmead with simple partial seizures. Doctors were told by Oliver and his parents not to give him anti-psychotic medication. They said he had developed an allergy to it and Oliver said it made him “feel terrible”. But the anti-psychotic drug Olanzapine was given without his parents’ knowledge, Avon Coroners Court heard, and was stopped when his brain started swelling. It is commonly used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Olanzapine caused the teenager’s brain to swell when he … [Read more...] about Doctor who gave boy drug before he died: ‘I would do it again’
A HILARIOUS picture has captured the moment David Tennant pranked an oblivious Doctor Who fan. Actor Georgia Tennant posted the amusing picture of her husband with a cheeky grin on his face - standing feet away from an oblivious fan wearing a Tardis T-shirt. The couple were grabbing a quick drink in an LA Starbucks yesterday when they decided to play the prank on the fan. Georgia posted the picture to her twitter with the caption: “And he’ll never know.” The amusing post has already garnered over 14,000 likes and 3,200 retweets since it was posted. Tennant, who played the tenth doctor in the BBC drama, stands just a few feet from the fan - who has his head stuck in his mobile phone. Dressed in a baseball cap and glasses, unlike the Doctor’s love for long coats and suits, the actor is almost unrecognisable - especially to the distracted fan. The fan later revealed himself as Instagram user lio_lobo - who was ordering tickets for a Doctor Who convention at the … [Read more...] about David Tennant hilariously photobombs unsuspecting Doctor Who fan
BRADLEY Walsh is a regular on our teatime TV screens, with the popular ITV star hosting The Chase as well as other TV quiz shows - and now he's preparing to enter the Doctor Who universe. But what do we know about Bradley, what else has he been in and just how did he become famous? Who is Bradley Walsh? What is his age, height and family background? Bradley is 57 years old and was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. He's not the first to mention his working class background and his life growing up in a single parent family. Bradley married choreographer Donna Derby in 1997 and they have a son, Barney, together. The Chase host also has a daughter, Hayley, from a previous relationship. He comes in at a modest 5' 8.5" tall. Is he the new Doctor Who companion? Yes - on October 22, 2017, Bradley was photographed alongside new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and two other companions on set. He will play companion Graham as he leads an entire group of people travelling with the show's first ever … [Read more...] about How old is Bradley Walsh, who is The Chase presenter’s wife and will he be the new Doctor Who’s next companion?
A Doctor Who actor scheduled to visit Huddersfield’s Comic Con festival has had to cancel his visit. Sylvester McCoy was due to visit the town next month alongside previous co-star Sophie Aldred for the annual sci fi event at Kirklees College. McCoy, who played the seventh doctor, has had to cancel the visit due to a change in filming plans which clash with the festival on Saturday, May 12. A spokesperson for the festival said “It’s a big blow and I know a lot of people will be disappointed”, adding that work was underway to find another guest to replace him. But fans hoping to meet the stars will be pleased to hear several other guests are still scheduled to attend. These include Star Wars actor Spencer Wilding, who played Darth Vader in Rogue One, as well as Frankenstein’s monster in the 2015 blockbuster with Daniel Radcliffe. Wilding was also one of the first White Walkers in Game of Thrones. Panto legend Christopher Biggings, who was in the Rocky … [Read more...] about Disappointment as Doctor Who actor pulls out of Huddersfield Comic Con festival
CHRISTOPHER Ecclestone was a hit during his spell as the nation's favourite time traveller in Doctor Who. He's currently starring in the BBC drama Come Home - but what else has Christopher appeared in and how old is the actor? Here's the lowdown... Who is Christopher Eccleston and how old is he? Christoper Eccleston is a 54-year-old actor best known for his work in the science-fiction and fantasy genres. Born in Manchester on February 16, 1964, Christopher was inspired to begin a career in acting after becoming enthralled in television dramas. His early roles between 1991 and 1996 included stints on Inspector Morse, Agatha Christie's Poirot and a regular role in crime series Cracker. Christopher Eccleston married his ex-wife Mischka in November 2011 but the couple split in December 2015. They have two children together, Albert and Esme. When was Christopher Eccleston in Doctor Who? It was announced in April 2004 that Christopher Eccleston would take on the role of The Doctor in the … [Read more...] about How old is Christopher Eccleston and when was The A Word and Come Home actor in Doctor Who?