Yep, Donna's getting a BF series where she's the lead.Donna Noble is returning in a new Big Finish release, Donna Noble: Kidnapped!, but can she manage on her own? She’ll fly the TARDIS, make new friends and take the mantle of Earth’s protector in four fantastic adventures coming out in May 2020. We hope the universe is ready for her!
Catherine Tate made her debut as Donna in December 2006, in the glorious Christmas special The Runaway Brideand, fortunately for fans, re-appeared as the Doctor’s companion in 2008. One series and two Christmas specials later, Donna made her final on-screen appearance alongside David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor on 1st January 2010.
Catherine went on to reprise her role for Big Finish in two sets of audio adventures with her best mate, the Doctor, in The Tenth Doctor Adventures Volumes One and Three – perfectly replicating the beloved pairing.
And now Donna will be fighting monsters (and her overbearing mother) with a new companion in four more thrilling audio adventures:
Out of this World by Jacqueline Rayner
Spinvasion by John Dorney
The Sorcerer of Albion by James Goss
The Chiswick Cuckoos by Matt Fitton
Script editor and writer, Matt Fitton, told us more about bringing back Donna: “Donna – on her own and saving the world! It's just irresistible, isn't it? There were a few directions we could take for a solo Donna Noble set – from before her travels to during them – but I thought an interesting angle would be the fallout from the Library (when she experiences life with a perfect family then has it ripped away from her). After that she just wants the comfort of home for a bit.
Catherine Tate will be joined by actor Jacqueline King reprising her TV role as Sylvia Noble – Donna’s mother. Matt continues: “Donna and her mum are such brilliant Russell T Davies creations. Perfectly formed and completely believable in their dysfunctionality – it's a joy to see Donna's journey from the self-doubt Sylvia's drummed into her to discovering she can really make a difference. At this point in her travels she's starting to believe in herself, even without the Doctor.
“And Donna's best friend from school is along for the ride. Nat, played by Niky Wardley, is everything Donna isn't: a career woman, happily married, successful and confident – Sylvia hopes it'll rub off on her daughter! But when Nat sees what Donna's life is really like, Nat starts to question her own; perhaps it's not all as perfect as it's painted. It's a lovely relationship, and great to give Donna an 'assistant' to herself.”
Doctor Who still trying to save the planet, one park at a time. If it was aliens piling public areas with toxic waste and he just snapped his fingers and made everything okay, we'd love it and queue around the block for his autograph. How many of us care enough about the reality that we're fucking things up as badly as any Doctor Who adversary? Yeah, stop complaining you old git, we'll say. Joke is on us.
The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming platform has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to “Doctor Who,” with all 11 seasons of the historic BBC series coming to the service upon launch in spring 2020. The news comes as part of a deal with BBC studios which means the streamer will be the home of future “Doctor Who” seasons after they air on BBC America.
Please be true
I would gladly take it but I won't get my hopes up.
I don't hate Tennant by any means, but eww, no.
If Chibs was sacked, I could see Jodie walking too out of a sense of loyalty and solidarity. She wouldn’t have even auditioned for the part if he hadn’t suggested it.
I might not be in love with Chibbers' Doctor Who, but bringing back Tennant is the best way to make me quit the show.
Exactly. This wouldn't be a Tennant staying with Moffat situation where there would've been a peaceful hand off where all involved have had a working relationship already.
Yeah, there's also this kind of stuff going round. Capaldi leaving after one series etc.
yeah, it came from the Outpost Skaro lot it seems.
Ha.ooh radio times posted an article at exactly two thirty just like everyone predicted!!!
Exclusive: Series showrunner Chris Chibnall and star Jodie Whittaker have NOT quit the BBC sci-fi series, according to insiderswww.radiotimes.com
oh. it's that it's all bollocks.
Presumably Radio Times has deeper/more legit connections with the production than Twitter randos.
Rumour was that we'd get an announcement from the BBC at 2:30pm UK time addressing the Chibnall thing.
I personally don’t think the show needs to be limited by not letting itself go back to old Doctors, especially considering what Baker says in the 50th, but the biggest point I can think of against going back to someone like Tennant is considering the character development. You have to show some kind of character progress, it can’t just be the exact same character again. Twelve was already like an old Ten to me.