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Freema on Doctor Who Return

It would certainly seem that Freema is open to a return to Doctor Who – and from the impression that this video interview with Digital Spy gives, it’s more of a case of when than if…

Revealing that such a piece of casting has not yet been confirmed, Freema seems to be pretty bad at keeping secrets – but then that’s just my impression from an interview in which she quite clearly states that there is no rift between her and the Doctor Who production team at BBC Wales.

Which kind of begs the question: where are these stories coming from?

Part way through the 2007 series, Freema Agyeman was revealed to be leaving by The Sun just weeks after joining the show as companion – because in their words she wasn’t good enough.  Her departure was of course accurate, but the reasons for it were very wide of the mark, and she would return as Martha Jones in 5 episodes in 2008.

Then there’s the Torchwood connection – Agyeman appeared in 4 episodes of Torchwood in 2008, and was expected to appear as a full member of the team following the events of Doctor Who’s 2008 finale Journey’s End.  Schedules didn’t allow this, however, leading to some interesting reports recently in one tabloid newspaper pretty much accusing Ms Agyeman of betraying the Doctor Who production team by taking a role in the UK version of Law & Order when plans were being made for Torchwood: Children of Earth.

Yet here we are with Freema steadfastly refusing to rule out a reunion with the Doctor…




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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