The Doctor and Donna!

The first Series 4 promo image has been released, featuring Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate outside the TARDIS (as you can see…)

A BBC Press Release and the BBC News reveal that:

The start of the new series will see Donna tracking down the Time Lord during an alien emergency in modern-day London

while both sites have both revealed a few more details about Series 4… such as a meeting with Agatha Christie!

Donna and The Doctor – David Tennant – will also be travelling through time for an encounter with the legendary murder mystery novelist, Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie will be played by Jekyll star Fenella Woolgar and The Good Life actress Felicity Kendal will star as Lady Clemency Eddison.

Doctor Who’s executive producer and head writer, Russell T Davies comments: “Visiting Agatha Christie has been on my wish-list for ages now and, for the Doctor, it’s a real meeting of minds! Viewers can expect many more ambitious storylines and a whole host of guest stars in 2008.”

Agatha Christie! I wonder if the Doctor will suggest some plot ideas to the famous author? Her grandson Mathew Pritchard reckons a Doctor Who story featuring Christie is a great idea:

“What a brilliant idea that Agatha Christie and Doctor Who should meet! Two characters whose contribution to British entertainment is absolutely unrivalled.

“As far as I know my grandmother, Agatha Christie, never saw Doctor Who, but I am sure she would have been intrigued, excited and above all flattered by all this attention in 2007.”

There’s also confirmation that Freema Agyeman will return midway through Series 4 to reprise her role as Martha Jones, plus news that Tim McInnerny – best known for three series of Blackadder and various British films – will appear lter in Series 4.

As yet there is no confirmation of Ben Kingsley appearing – bearing in mind the importance of the role he is being linked with, there might be quite a wait for this.

Christian Cawley

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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