Doctor Who – the return of the Ood
Doctor Who – Planet Of The Ood , BBC One,
Saturday 19 April 2008, 6.20pm
The Doctor takes Donna to her first alien world in episode three of series four of the BAFTA Award-winning drama Doctor Who on BBC One.
But on the planet Ood-Sphere, they discover terrible truths about the human race. As the enslaved Ood struggle for survival, a secret buried for 200 years threatens to rise up and engulf them all.
Blackadder and Notting Hill actor Tim McInnerny guest stars as Mr Halpen.
Head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies comments: "We're delighted The Ood are making a welcome return to Doctor Who. They were last seen falling into a black hole back in series two and we think it's only fair for the viewers to find out what the Ood have to say for themselves! Donna is certainly in for a shock."
Award-winning actress, Catherine Tate is reprising her role as Donna, the runaway bride, and will star as The Doctor's companion throughout the new series alongside David Tennant as The Doctor.
The couple are destined to experience a series of wonderful adventures throughout the series run including travelling through time for an encounter with the legendary murder mystery novelist, Agatha Christie, and visiting an intergalactic holiday spa.
Further guest stars already confirmed to appear in the new series include Felicity Kendal, Lesley Sharp, Georgia Moffett, Lindsey Coulson, Fenella Woolgar, Christopher Ryan and Michael Brandon.
Freema Agyeman, who played Martha Jones, The Doctor's companion throughout the critically acclaimed third series, will also return to the show to join The Doctor and Donna mid-series.
The producer is Susie Liggat; executive producers are Phil Collinson; Head of Drama, BBC Wales, Julie Gardner; and Russell T Davies.
Doctor Who is filmed in Cardiff.