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Doctor Who series four: Freema Agyeman returns as Martha Jones and guest stars in Torchwood

The BBC has announced the first casting details for the fourth series of Doctor Who following the acclaimed end of the third series - widely hailed by critics and public alike as the best series yet.


The final episode, screened on Saturday on BBC One, saw The Doctor's companion Martha - played by Freema Agyeman - leave to care for her devastated family, and to break the cycle of unrequited love she feels for The Doctor.


The production team has now confirmed that the character is set to make a triumphant return in the fourth series.


Freema, who gained rave notices for her portrayal of Martha Jones, is also set to join the cast of Torchwood where she will continue to play the character in three new episodes before returning to Doctor Who in the middle of the fourth series.


Doctor Who Executive Producer and Head Writer Russell T Davies said: "Series three has gained outstanding reviews and Freema has been a huge part of that success, gaining rave notices for her portrayal of Martha.


"Now we are taking the character of Martha into brand new territory with a starring role in Torchwood."


Freema said: "I can't wait to start filming on Torchwood and the new series of Doctor Who. It's a huge new challenge for me and I'm delighted Russell has decided to expand the character of Martha Jones."


The announcement leaves a vacant space in the Tardis and a new companion for The Doctor, who will join the new series for the entire 13-week run, will be announced shortly.


The fourth series of Doctor Who goes into production this month.






Category: TV Drama; BBC One
Date: 02.07.2007
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