David Tennant and Billie Piper to return for blockbuster celebrations with John Hurt also confirmed.
The BBC has today revealed some of the all-star cast that will mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. David Tennant and Billie Piper will join current Doctor and companion, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, while John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien, Harry Potter) will also co-star.
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Doctor Who Season 7 returns to BBCA tonight with the 11th Doctor Who (Matt Smith) still carrying out his doctorly duties despite losing his most recent two companions at one time. Married couple Rory (Arthur Darvill) and Amy (Karen Gillan) were dispatched to a place back in time where the Doctor can never see them again (yeah uh, never say never–see BBC announcement at top). We’ve met the new companion, ‘Clara’ (Jenna-Louise Coleman), a couple of times already, in the season 6 premiere as a starship crash survivor, Oswin Oswald, who was transformed into one of the Doctor’s deadliest foes, the Daleks and who died at episode’s end. Coleman also figured prominently in the Christmas episode as a Victorian nanny named Clara Oswin Oswald who also met her demise by episode’s end but intriguingly, was visited in the present day–graveside–by another character played by Coleman.
Showrunner Stephen Moffat says the Clara conundrum will plague the Doctor throughout season 7 as “he is going to meet her again and she won’t remember him…He’s got to work out, Who is this and why did it happen?’
Everyone loves a good mystery, right? (Maybe Clara is her own doppelganger times three (or more?)