Daleks to return in Dr Who TV special

The fearsome Daleks are among the foes who will return for the 50th anniversary special of the television drama Doctor Who.

Doctor Whos vintage foes return for 50th anniversary

The creatures celebrate their own half century this year and will appear in the BBC1 series to mark the milestone in a show which will unite Matt Smith with his predecessor in the role of the Doctor, David Tennant.

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Viewers learned at the climax of the last series that veteran actor John Hurt will also play another regeneration of the Doctor, who has previously been unseen, in the special on 23 November.

The episode will also see the return of Billie Piper – who played Rose Tyler – as well as Jenna Coleman, who has been seen by viewers during the most recent series as Clara Oswald. Gavin And Stacey star Joanne Page will also have a role.