Doctor Who is to return in 2010 for a full length fifth series after a reduced run of three specials in 2009, the BBC announced today.
The specials three will all star David Tennant and be scripted by Head Writer, Russell T Davies.
Series four, which went into production in July 2007, will hit UK screens in spring 2008 with a special episode for Christmas 2008.
Jane Tranter, Controller, BBC Fiction, said the series “is one of the BBC’s best loved and most successful dramas. Its journey over the past three series has been one of the most ambitious and exciting that we have had, and I’m delighted to be able to confirm not only three exciting specials for 2009, but a fifth series in 2010.”
Menna Richards, Controller, BBC Wales, said the “announcement is marvellous news for all involved, and more importantly for the programme’s amazing fan base and audience. BBC Wales is looking forward to producing the fifth series.”