Well, ladies and gentlemen, it would seem that the rumours are true – the Daleks are set to return!
The BBC Press Release detailing the Winter/Spring highlights for 2006 gives us some confirmed information about the next series of Doctor Who!
The wait is over! David Tennant, the tenth Time Lord to grace the TARDIS, and his feisty young companion, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), return in the eagerly anticipated new series of Doctor Who.
Together, the Doctor and Rose travel through time and space, battling a host of new and returning aliens and monsters, including the dreaded Cybermen, an evil race of Cat Women, the sinister Krillitanes and maybe even a Dalek!
The new series, which promises to be even scarier than the last, sees the welcome return of two of the Doctor’s favourite and most iconic companions, Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) and his faithful robot dog, K9.
Rose’s mum, Jackie (Camille Coduri), and her hapless boyfriend, Mickey (Noel Clarke), also return.
Viewers join the Doctor and Rose as they embark upon an adventure that takes them further into the future than ever before, to a glittering paradise where the grass smells of apples â€“ but where old and new terrors lurk.
Then it’s off to the Highlands for a Royal appointment with Queen Victoria (Pauline Collins).
Doctor Who is the creative vision of lead writer Russell T Davies. The series’ other writers include Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse, Tom Macrae, Matt Jones and Matthew Graham.
Doctor Who is the winner of three National Television Awards.
So there’s lots to look forward to next season, just as we expected – and let’s hope for a slightly earlier start to the series this time!
And there’s more – the Ninth Doctor’s adventures are to be re-run over the festive season on BBC3!:
Following transmission of The Christmas Invasion BBC Three is to repeat the acclaimed first series of Doctor Who starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper.
According to channel listings made available by the BBC Press office two episodes will be broadcast back-to-back each day between 19.00 and 20.30 starting on December 26th.
It’s going to be a Merry Whomas!
(Thanks to unitnews.co.uk for the heads up on these!)