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Published on August 10th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley

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Doctor Who Series 3

Shooting is underway for Series 3 of Doctor Who, reports the BBC Press Office!

Read carefully, there is some much sought-after news below…

David Tennant returns to his role as the tenth Time Lord and meets his brand new companion, as filming commences on the highly anticipated third series of Doctor Who for BBC ONE.

The new series which commences filming this week will also mark the debut of newcomer Freema Agyeman who steps into Billie Piper’s shoes as the Doctor’s new companion, medical student Martha Jones.

Freema Agyeman, who will star as Martha Jones alongside Tennant in all 13 episodes in series three, says: “I am still pinching myself and can’t wait to get started!

“It’s been nerve wracking but David has been brilliant in helping me to adjust on my first days on set. I am really looking forward to travelling through time and space with him over the next eight months.”

Russell T Davies, writer and Executive Producer, adds: “We were delighted and honoured by the second series’ success, and we can promise new thrills, new laughs and some terrifying new aliens.

“The Doctor and Martha are destined to meet William Shakespeare, blood sucking alien Plasmavores, The Judoon – a clan of galactic stormtroopers and a sinister intelligence at work in 1930′s New York.”

Returning cast members include John Barrowman who will be making an appearance in the series finale. Guest stars include Anne Reid, Roy Marsden and Don Gilet.

Writers include Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Gareth Roberts, Paul Cornell, Helen Raynor, Chris Chibnall and Stephen Greenhorn. The directors include Charles Palmer, Euros Lyn, Graeme Harper and Richard Clarke.

Which all sounds very exciting, especially The Judoon and the return of Captain Jack and “others” it seems… you can also read about this announcement on the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site, as well as view the Doctor and Martha gallery. The Doctor also appears to have a new suit…

Incidentally there’s also news of the 2006 Christmas adventure, The Runaway Bride, confirming both the return of the Robot Santas and Sarah Parish (“Blackpool”) as an evil alien mastermind…

Much to talk about…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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