David Tennant is returning as the Tenth Doctor, with Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble, in three new Doctor Who audio drama adventures from Big Finish.
Tennant played the Doctor for three series and a number of specials on the BBC series, and Tate joined him as a companion in Series 4.
“I still remember the sense of joy I had when I heard that David had been asked to play the Doctor,” says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery in a press release. “We were all so pleased for him — as we knew how much Doctor Who meant to him. And now David comes full circle, back doing Doctor Who with Big Finish — except that this time he’s playing the Doctor! It’s the same but different — it’s wonderful to have him back!”
Check out the video of Tennant and Tate together again:
The adventure kicks off in Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Technophobia by Matt Fitton, which is set in a London slightly in the future, where mankind is gradually losing its ability to use everyday technology. Could there be an evil force at work?
In Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Time Reaver by Jenny T Colgan the Doctor and Donna arrive on Calibris – “An entirely mechanical planet. Catch, hitch, fuel, fix, buy, pretty much any kind of transportation in existence.” It’s also a world full of scoundrels, where a deadly black market has opened up in a device known only as the Time Reaver.
The finale is Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Goss, in which Donna is swept along in a fairytale romance and meets the man of her dreams in the beautiful land of Goritania. What can possibly go wrong? And why has the Doctor never heard of Goritania?
“I’ve enjoyed working with all the Doctors on TV, but David is the only one I’d known before he became the Doctor,” says executive producer Nicholas Briggs. “I’d worked with him on our Dalek Empire series for Big Finish and had such fun. So along with the excitement of directing new Tenth Doctor adventures, I’m so happy to be working with an old chum again.”
“This is one of those dream projects where I’ve spent months pinching myself. I’m covered in bruises,’ says producer David Richardson. ‘With two major international stars in place, and the legacy of this era of the TV show to live up to, we’ve worked our socks off to try and make some very special stories for this box set. Expect adventure, fun, scares... and some tears too.'
Doctor Who – The Tenth Doctor Adventures will be released in May and all three stories are also available in the Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volume 1 – Limited Edition set, limited to 5,000 copies and available exclusively from bigfinish.com.