UKTV – Saturdays from 17 October, 8.30pm
Adventures in Time and Space.
David Tennant returns as the eccentric Doctor roaming space and time and defeating alien monsters in the return of this popular, family, prime-time science-fiction series. In Series 4, he has a new companion in award-winning actress Catherine Tate, who reprises her role as Donna Noble, the runaway bride who appeared in the 2006 Christmas Special.
The first episode of the new series sees Donna tracking down The Doctor during an alien emergency in
modern-day London. The couple experience a series of wonderful adventures, including visiting Pompeii
on the eve of the historic eruption; and an encounter with the legendary murder mystery novelist Agatha
Freema Agyeman who played Martha Jones, The Doctor’s companion throughout the critically acclaimed third series returns to the show to join The Doctor and Donna for a couple of episodes mid series. Also making welcome reappearances in the series are Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) and John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood).
Monsters in this series include a Pyrovile (an enormous fire-breathing humanoid creature made from stone and magma); the tentacle-faced Ood; and the return of the Sontaran warriors, who first battled Doctor Who 35 years ago.
Voyage of the Damned Special
The Doctor finds himself on an interstellar replica of the famous ocean liner Titanic orbiting present-day Earth, shortly before the ship collides with meteors and begins to fall to Earth. The Doctor teams up with one-off companion Astrid Peth (Kylie Minogue) and several passengers to rescue the ship while fending off the Heavenly Host.
* Doctor Who is moving to a new time of Saturdays at 8.30 as part of our new sci-fi zone which kicks off on October 17.
Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate. Guests Stars include Billie Piper and Kylie Minogue.