David Tennant to reprise Dr Who role in audio drama

David Tennant: New Dr Who role. Picture: Getty Images

David Tennant: New Dr Who role. Picture: Getty Images

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BATHGATE-born David Tennant is reprising his role in Doctor Who, but he will return in three new audio dramas rather than on television.

The much-loved tenth Doctor will be joined by comic actress Catherine Tate, who once again plays companion Donna Noble.

As the Time Lord, Tennant first stepped into the Tardis in 2005, departing five years later. He was last seen in the 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor in 2013.

The Scottish actor’s biggest success outside of Doctor Who is ITV drama Broadchurch, in which he starred as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy alongside Olivia Colman.

Best known for her range of comic characters, Tate’s first Doctor Who appearance came in 2006; she left the role in 2010.

The duo will record Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures for Big Finish, a British company which produces books and audio plays primarily from sci-fi favourites.

The first episode is called Technophobia, set in a near-future London. According to the synopsis, mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology. The second instalment is Time Reaver, which is set on a mechanical planet with a black market economy and a dark secret.

The final recording will be Death And The Queen and it will see Donna fall in love on a planet called Goritania, but the Doctor has misgivings.

“I love working with Catherine because of the life that she brings to something and the way that she can turn the most mundane line into something glorious and sparkling,” said Tennant.

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