Lucie Miller Departs the TARDIS

Big Finish have announced the departure of Doctor Who companion Lucie Miller, as played by Sheridan Smith. Death in Blackpool, kicks off the fourth season of Eighth Doctor Adventures, in December 2009 and sees an “emotional parting for the time travellers”.

Sheridan SmithSmith has played Lucie Miller since 2006’s Blood of the Daleks which was aired on BBC 7 over the Christmas period.

“It may seem strange to begin the season with Lucie’s exit,” says executive producer Nicholas Briggs, “but we have some interesting twists and turns planned.”

The series will continue with Eddie Robson’s Situation Vacant in which the Doctor auditions potential companions, and carries on with Alan Barnes’ Nevermore and Barnaby Edwards’ The Book of Kells. This is followed by Deimos which sees the Eighth Doctor encounter the Ice Warriors. A great collection of guest stars has been brought together for this latest series, including Jim Carter, Nicky Henson, Ryan Sampson (The Sontaran Stratagem), David Warner, Tracy-Ann Oberman (Army of Ghosts) and Terence Hardiman who is best known as the eponymous Demon Headmaster and has also been spotted on the set of Doctor Who in Wales recently…

We’re sad to Sheridan and Lucie depart – so we’ve pulled this rather fetching image out of hat to commemorate…

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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