Tennant back in the Tardis, as filming
gets under way for series three of Doctor Who
David Tennant returns
to his role as the tenth Time Lord and meets his brand new companion
as filming commences on the highly-anticipated third series of Doctor
Who for BBC ONE.
The new series, which commences filming this week, also marks the debut of newcomer Freema Agyeman who
steps into Billie Piper's shoes as the Doctor's
new companion, medical student Martha Jones.
Freema Agyeman, who will star alongside
Tennant in all 13 episodes in series three, says: "I am still pinching
myself and can't wait to get started!
"It's been nerve wracking but David has been brilliant
in helping me to adjust on my first days on set. I am really looking
forward to travelling through time and space with him over the next
Russell T Davies, writer and Executive
Producer, adds: "We were delighted and honoured by the second series'
success, and we can promise new thrills, new laughs and some terrifying
"The Doctor and Martha are destined to meet William
Shakespeare, blood-sucking alien Plasmavores, The Judoon - a clan
of galactic stormtroopers - and a sinister intelligence at work in
1930s New York."
Filming of the Christmas episode which guest stars Catherine
Tate as a bride who finds her wedding day interrupted
by an alien plot to destroy the Earth has already been completed.
The storyline features the return of the Robot Santas
and also guest stars Sarah Parish as the evil, alien mastermind.
Returning cast members include John Barrowman who
will be making an appearance in the series finale. Guest stars include Anne
Reid, Roy Marsden and Don Gilet.
Writers include Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Gareth
Roberts, Paul Cornell, Helen
Raynor, Chris Chibnall and Stephen
Greenhorn. The directors include Charles Palmer, Euros
Lyn, Graeme Harper and Richard
The Producer is Phil Collinson; Executive
Producers are Head of Drama, BBC Wales, Julie Gardner and
Russell T Davies.