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David Tennant and Billie Piper to return to Doctor Who


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It’s the news that everyone has been waiting for, yet which nobody expected in the slightest!  Okay, maybe not everybody has been quite that excited, but for any fan of Doctor Who this is big news: the show’s 50th anniversary episode, expected to air on or around the anniversary date of November 23rd, will see the return of favourites David Tennant and Billie Piper.

Tennant was the tenth incarnation of the Doctor whose chemistry with companion Rose Tyler (Piper) had viewers glued to their screens during their time together (before she was relegated to a parallel universe with a mortal version of Tennant’s Doctor) and surely will do again as they reprise their roles for the one-off special.

But Tennant and Piper are not the only characters making a return to the series; the shape-shifting Zygons who, excluding flashbacks, haven’t been seen since the show’s fourth episode Terror of the Zygons will also star in the episode. 

The BBC has also revealed that a couple of well-known faces will be making an appearance in the anniversary episode. Joanna Page (Stacey, Gavin and Stacey) and John Hurt (Mr Ollivander, Harry Potter) will co-star in the 3D episode written by Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran, which will also be broadcast in cinemas nationwide at the same time that it airs on BBC1.

Of course, current Doctor Matt Smith and his new companion Clara Oswin, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, will share centre-stage throughout the anniversary celebrations as the mystery of her story unfolds.

After returning from America after a promotional tour earlier this week, Coleman revealed that the special episode would focus not just on the show’s past, but also its future: "It’s completely paying homage to the last fifty years without dwelling on anything…It’s very much about looking forward while celebrating the legacy."

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