You 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.