Tegan Returns to Big Finish!

Janet Fielding as tegan Jovank, Doctor Who 1981-1984You may have recently heard a rumour – supposedly courtesy of 1980s Doctor Who companion Janet Fielding at last weekend’s Bad Wolf convention – that Tegan Jovanka would be returning to our screens in 2010.

There has been a lot of confusion about this, but thankfully Big Finish’s David Richardson has stepped in to clarify:

‘We can confirm that Janet Fielding has been asked to reprise the role of Tegan in a season of three stories in 2010, and we are delighted that she has agreed. At present there is no more news as scripts are at a very early stage of development.’

Great news! Janet previously reprised (and tragically) Tegan in 2006’s audio drama The Gathering, so a return for a further three stories looks very promising indeed.

Janet Fielding originally appeared in the TV series from 1981’s Logopolis to 1984’s Resurrection of the Daleks – almost outlasting Peter Davison’s time on the show. She later appeared in a Jim’ll Fix It dream-come-true sketch alongside Colin Baker before moving away from acting and later working as a theatrical agent, most notably for Paul McGann.

It might not be television, but three Big Finish plays does mean a welcome return for a much-loved and much under-used companion.

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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