Former Coronation Street star Sarah Lancashire is to appear in the fourth series of Doctor Who the BBC confirmed yesterday.
The actress will guest star as Miss Foster, an enigmatic and powerful businesswoman, in episode one which reintroduces Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. Lancashire says she’s “absolutely thrilled to be in Doctor Who. It’s a brilliant episode and I’m looking forward to taking the Time Lord on.”.
Award-winning actress Catherine Tate is reprising her role as Donna, the runaway bride who featured in last year’s Doctor Who Christmas special The Runanway Bride which bridged the gap between Billie Piper’s exit and the arrival of new companion Martha Jones played by Freema Agyeman.
The start of the new series will see Donna tracking down The Doctor during an alien emergency in modern-day London after which the couple will experience a series of wonderful adventures throughout the new series including meeting one of Doctor Who’s most popular aliens, The Ood, in a brand new episode, Planet Of The Ood.
Agyeman will return to the show to join The Doctor and Donna mid-series.