Published on July 25th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley
Tenth Doctor Unveiled!
The Doctor’s new look has been unveiled! Both the BBC News site and the Official Doctor Who website has pictures of the new look, as well as details of the upcoming Christmas Special and next years series.
The Doctor’s new look is a typical blend of the striking and the bold, mixing modern ppinstripes with a trenchcoat and trainer combo. What does the star of the show think of his look?
“I think we’ve come up with something distinctive that’s both timeless and modern, with a bit of geek chic and of course, a dash of Time Lord! Most importantly Billie tells me she likes it â€“ after all she’s the one who has to see me in it for the next nine months! “
Meanwhile, Ms Piper is similarly complimentary of her best friend’s new look:
“I’m thrilled to be stepping back into the role of Rose. We plan to make series two even bigger and better and challenge the viewers’ imaginations like never before. Wait until you get a load of the new doctor!”
Filming of the Christmas special is believed to have started, with these details revealed on the Official Doctor Who pages…
Christmas becomes a time of terror for Planet Earth, as the whole of mankind falls under the shadow of the alien Sycorax. Rose needs the Doctor’s help, but can she trust a man with a new face?
The Official Doctor Who webpage at the BBC also carries brand new publicity images of the Doctor and Rose.
The BBC Press Release can be read in full here (thanks to eyeofhorus.org.uk):
Filming Is Underway For Series Two Of Doctor Who
David Tennant, today steps into the role of the tenth Time Lord, as filming commences on the highly anticipated Christmas special and second series of Doctor Who for BBC ONE.
Billie Piper returns as the Doctorâ€™s feisty young companion, Rose Tyler, and together they will travel through time and space battling new and returning aliens and monsters.
David Tennant says of his striking new look: “I think weâ€™ve come up with something distinctive thatâ€™s both timeless and modern, with a bit of geek chic and of course, a dash of Time Lord! Most importantly Billie tells me she likes it â€“ after all sheâ€™s the one who has to see me in it for the next nine months! “
Billie Piper, who will star alongside Tennant in the Christmas special and all 13 episodes in series two, says: “Iâ€™m thrilled to be stepping back into the role of Rose. We plan to make series two even bigger and better and challenge the viewersâ€™ imaginations like never before. Wait until you get a load of the new doctor!”
Russell T Davies, writer and Executive Producer, adds: “We were delighted and honoured by the first series’ success, and we can promise new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak, and some terrifying new aliens. The Doctor and Rose are destined to meet Queen Victoria, an evil race of Cat Women, and the dreaded Cybermen. 2006 is going to be scarier than ever!”
Filming of the 60 minute Christmas episode kicks off in London and continues in various locations across Wales, predominantly in Cardiff. Christmas becomes a time of terror for Planet Earth, as the whole of mankind falls under the shadow of the alien Sycorax. Rose needs the Doctor’s help, but can she trust a man with a new face?
Camille Coduri returns as Roseâ€™s mum Jackie and Noel Clarke as Mickey. Penelope Wilton returns as Harriet Jones in the Christmas Special. Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Little Britain) and Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Saturday Night Fever The Musical) are now confirmed to star in series two. Elisabeth Sladen resumes her role as the iconic character Sarah Jane Smith; remembered by a whole generation of Doctor Who fans as the assistant to both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.
The Christmas Special will be screened later this year and series two is scheduled for spring 2006. Writers include Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse, Tom Macrae, Matt Jones and Stephen Fry. The directors include James Hawes, Euros Lyn and Graeme Harper.
The producer is Phil Collinson; Executive producers are Head of Drama, BBC Wales, Julie Gardner and Russell T Davies.