David Tennant is returning to Doctor Who for a run or brand-new adventures produced by audio drama specialists Big Finish.
The company has been producing original dramas based on the hit sci-fi series since 1999 when it brought together surviving classic series Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann in The Sirens of Time.
It’s since expanded its Doctor Who range to include stand-alone stories featuring some of the show’s most famous companions, added Tom Baker to its lineup of Doctors and branched out to produce all-new adventures for Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and his Torchwood team.
Beyond Doctor Who the studio’s output includes titles based on the classic Avengers TV series, Gerry Anderson’s Terrahawks and Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7.
Tennant’s return as The Doctor will see him teamed up with Catherine Tate who’ll reprise her role as companion Donna Noble.
The stories mark s a return to Big Finish for the actor who’d appeared in one of its Doctor Who related titles before being cast as the Doctor by then showrunner Russell T Davies.
“I still remember the sense of joy I had when I heard that David had been asked to play the Doctor,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery.
“We were all so pleased for him — as we knew how much Doctor Who meant to him. And now David comes full circle, back doing Doctor Who with Big Finish — except that this time he’s playing the Doctor! It’s the same but different — it’s wonderful to have him back!”
The series opens with Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Technophobia by Matt Fitton, which is set in a London slightly in the future, where mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology. Could there be an evil force at work?
In Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Time Reaver by Jenny T Colgan the Doctor and Donna arrive on Calibris – ‘An entirely mechanical planet. Catch, hitch, fuel, fix, buy, pretty much any kind of transportation in existence.’ It’s also a world full of scoundrels, where a deadly black market has opened up in a device known only as the Time Reaver.
Finally, in Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Goss, Donna is swept along in a fairytale romance and meets the man of her dreams in the beautiful land of Goritania. What can possibly go wrong? And why has the Doctor never heard of Goritania?