- 1 How many seasons of Doctor Who was David Tennant in
- 2 Why did David Tennant stop being Doctor Who
- 3 Will David Tennant be the 14th Doctor
- 4 Why did Matt Smith quit Doctor Who
- 5 Why is David Tennant returning
- 6 Are David Tennant and Michael Sheen friends
- 7 Why does Season 4 of Doctor Who have so many specials
How many seasons of Doctor Who was David Tennant in
The 10th Doctor: David Tennant (First appearance – 2005) – David Tennant Sci-Fi Channel/BBC/Courtesy Everett Collection The second Scottish actor to play the part and the first fanboy to inherit the role, David Tennant took the show to new levels of popularity, but also to new levels of emotional heft. Previously, he’d impressed as the titular character in the BBC 2005 miniseries Casanova (as a younger version of veteran actor, Peter O’Toole) but it was playing the 10th Doctor that made a global audience fall in love with him.
Has David Tennant ever been in Dr Who?
DOCTOR WHO – The role that David Tennant is perhaps best known for is that of the Doctor in the BBC Wales Sci Fi series Doctor Who. David joined the show in 2005 as the Tenth incarnation of the Time Lord and went on to achieve global success with the part.
Over 4 years and 47 episodes David won critical acclaim, walking away from the show in January 2010 with an armfull of accolades including National Television Awards and a BAFTA Cymru. Fans too were won and his Doctor was voted the best ever by reader’s of Doctor Who Magazine. In November 2009 the episode The Waters Of Mars gave BBC America their biggest ever ratings.
And in the UK over 10 Million people tuned in on 1st January 2010 to see the demise of David’s Doctor as he regenrated. The 23rd November 2013 saw the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and marked the return of David Tennant to the TARDIS for a one off special episode. Air Date: 18th June 2005 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper and David Tennant Rose Tyler has faced danger and seen wonders alongside the Doctor, but now their friendship is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war. Air Date: 18th November 2005 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant and Billie Piper The Doctor has just changed in front of Rose Tyler’s very eyes, but will she still be able to trust the man she loved with a new face? Extras: Photos Air Date: 25th December 2005 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Noel Clarke and Camille Coduri Rose and the newly-regenerated Doctor continue their adventures together in this Christmas Special episode. Christmas becomes a time of terror for Planet Earth, as the whole of mankind falls under the shadow of the alien Sycorax. Air Date: 15th April 2006 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper and Zoe Wanamaker The Doctor & Rose board the Tardis for new adventures. When they visit mankind’s new home, far into the future, they find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. Air Date: 22nd April 2006 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper And Pauline Collins The Doctor and Rose meet Queen Victoria whilst she is visiting Scotland in 1879. Unbeknown to the Queen, a band of Warrior Monks take over Torchwood Estate and make plans to gain control of the British Empire. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles | MP3 Commentary Air Date: 29th April 2006 Written By: Toby Whithouse Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Elisabeth Sladen and Noel Clarke The Doctor investigates a London school which is haunted by bat-like creatures.The Doctor finds his old friend already working undercover and both have old scores to settle. THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE Air Date: 5th May 2006 Written By: Steven Moffat Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Sophia Myles and Noel Clarke It’s 18th Century France and the court of Versailles is under attack by clockwork killers. The mistress of King Louis XV, Madame De Pompadour, calls for the mysterious man in her dreams – the Doctor. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles | MP3 Commentary Air Date: 13th May 2006 Written By: Tom MacRae Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Roger Lloyd Pack, Shaun Dingwall, Camille Coduri and Noel Clarke The Tardis is trapped on a parallel Earth and the population is preparing for the ultimate upgrade. But sinister forces are at work and The Doctor runs up against an old enemy, The Cybermen. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 20th May 2006 Written By: Tom MacRae Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Roger Lloyd Pack, Shaun Dingwall, Camille Coduri and Noel Clarke The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the populace. While Jackie falls under Lumic’s control, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey are reduced to fugitives in a world of terror. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 27th May 2006 Written By: Mark Gatiss Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper and Maureen Lipman It’s 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain gather to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumours of monsters on the streets. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles | MP3 Commentary Air Date: 3rd June 2006 Written By: Matt Jones Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Danny Webb, Claire Rushbrook, Shaun Parkes and Will Thorp Rose finds herself further away from home than ever before, on a desolate world in the orbit of a Black Hole. Air Date: 10th June 2006 Written By: Matt Jones Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Danny Webb, Claire Rushbrook, Shaun Parkes and Will Thorp Rose battles the murderous Ood and the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core. But with the planet threatening to fall into the Black Hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice. Extras: Photos | Videos Air Date: 17th June 2006 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Peter Kay, Marc Warren, Camille Coduri and Shirley Henderson An ordinary man called Elton becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose and their mysterious blue box. His harmless hobby suddenly plunges him into a living nightmare. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 24th June 2006 Written By: Mattew Graham Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper and Nina Sosanya When the TARDIS lands in 2012, the Doctor plans to show Rose the London Olympics. But on a nearby housing estate, a desperate mother is hiding her daughter’s unearthly powers. Air Date: 1st July 2006 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Tracy Ann Oberman, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke, Shaun Dingwall The human race rejoices as the ghosts of loved ones return home, but as the Doctor, Rose and Jackie investigate the Torchwood Tower, the whole of modern-day Earth threatens to fall to an almighty invasion force. Air Date: 7th July 2006 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Tracy Ann Oberman, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke, Shaun Dingwall It’s the end of an epic journey as two mighty armies wage war across the Earth. As an unstoppable terror emerges, the Doctor faces an even greater dilemma – does saving the world mean the death of Rose Tyler? Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles | MP3 Commentary Air Date: 25th December 2006 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Sarah Parish Bride-to-be Donna mysteriously vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend Lance in a glittering ceremony on Christmas Eve. She suddenly appears, to her complete astonishment, in the Tardis with the Doctor. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles | MP3 Commentary Please reload Air Date: 31st March 2007 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant and Freema Agyeman As a medical student, Martha Jones has seen some eye-opening things, but none of them compare to the mysterious man she meets one morning at St. Thomas’ Hospital.Mr John Smith. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 7th April 2007 Written By: Gareth Roberts Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman and Dean Lennox Kelly Evil witches cast their spell over Elizabethan England as the Doctor and Martha travel back in time and meet William Shakespeare. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 14th April 2007 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Ardal O’Hanlon The Doctor just can’t keep away from New Earth, and he’s got a new companion to impress, so he and Martha are soon off on a quick jaunt to New New York. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles | MP3 Commentary Air Date: 21st April 2007 Written By: Helen Raynor Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Miranda Raison, Hugh Quashie and Andrew Garfield As The Doctor and Martha travel to 1930’s New York the Doctor’s oldest enemies are planning their most audacious plan yet at the top of the Empire State Building. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 28th April 2007 Written By: Helen Raynor Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Miranda Raison, Hugh Quashie and Andrew Garfield As Martha fights for her life at the top of the Empire State Building, the Doctor must enter into an unholy alliance in order to change Dalek history for ever. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 5th May 2007 Written By: Stephen Greenhorn Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman and Mark Gatiss Martha returns home to her family to complete her studies and discovers that her sister, Tish, has been selected to organise a meeting where a 76-year-old scientist, Dr Lazarus, is developing his age-defying Genetic Manipulation Device. Air Date: 19th May 2007 Written By: Chris Chibnall Starring : David Tennant, Freema Agyeman and Michelle Collins In a distant galaxy, a spaceship hurtles out of control towards a boiling sun with the Doctor and Martha trapped on board, as Russell T Davies’s Doctor Who continues. Air Date: 26th May 2007 Written By : Paul Cornell Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Jessica Hynes and Harry Lloyd It’s 1913 in England, and an ordinary schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space and a mysterious blue box, as Russell T Davies’s Doctor Who continues. Air Date: 2nd June 2006 Written By: Paul Cornell Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Jessica Hynes and Harry Lloyd It’s 1913 in England and war has come a year in advance as the terrifying Family hunt for the Doctor. But, while John Smith refuses to accept his destiny as a Time Lord, the women in his life, Martha and Joan, have to take terrible measures to save the whole of history. Air Date: 9th June 2007 Written By: Steven Moffat Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman and Carey Mulligan In an old, abandoned house, the Weeping Angels wait. However, when people start disappearing, a young woman called Sally finds cryptic messages bleeding through from 1969 – messages from a mysterious stranger called the Doctor. Air Date: 16th June 2007 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Sir Derek Jacobi and John Simm Jack’s back! As Captain Jack storms back into the Doctor’s life, the Tardis is thrown out of control, to the end of the universe, in tonight’s episode of Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who. Air Date: 23rd June 2007 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman and John Simm Harry Saxon becomes Prime Minister, and his reign of terror begins, in the penultimate episode of Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who. Air Date: 30th June 2007 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman and John Simm Earth has been conquered and the Master rules supreme, with the Doctor a helpless prisoner, in the final episode of Russell T Davies’ Doctor Who.The entire human race has been reduced to slavery, as the mighty warships of a new Time Lord Empire rise from the ashes. Air Date: 30th June 2007 Written By: Alan Barnes Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Anthony Head and Liza Tarbuck Animated adveture featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones. The Doctor and Martha follow a trail of clues across alien worlds to find the location of the Infinite, a legendary lost spaceship. Extras: Videos Air Date: 16th November 2007 Written By: Steven Moffat Starring: David Tennant and Peter Davison The Tenth Doctor comes face to face with his fifth incarnation in the short Children In Need special episode. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 25th December 2007 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring : David Tennant and Kylie Minogue When disaster hits the Titanic, the Doctor uncovers a threat to the whole human race. Battling alongside aliens, saboteurs, robot Angels and a new friend called Astrid, can he stop the Christmas inferno? Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Please reload Air Date: 5th April 2008 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Sarah Lancashire Donna Noble is determined to find the Doctor again – even if it means braving the villainous Miss Foster and her hordes of sinister Adipose. Air Date: 12th April 2008 Written By: James Moran Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Peter Capaldi and Phil Davis The Doctor and Donna travel back into ancient history. When they arrive in 79AD, however, they discover psychic powers and beasts of stone running riot in the streets of old Pompeii. Air Date: 19th April 2008 Written By: Keith Temple Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Tim McInnery The Doctor takes Donna far into the future, visiting her first alien world. The duo discover shocking truths about the human race while on the planet Ood-Sphere, as the enslaved inhabitants struggle for survival. Extras: Photos | Videos | Articles Air Date: 26th April 2008 Written By: Helen Raynor Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Freema Agyeman Martha Jones summons the Doctor back to modern-day Earth, but an old enemy lies in wait. With the mysterious ATMOS devices spreading across the world, Donna discovers that even her own family is not safe from the alien threat – but is it too late to save them? Extras: Photos | Videos Air Date: 3rd May 2008 Written By: Helen Raynor Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Freema Agyeman The Sontarans activate their masterplan and begin to choke the whole of planet Earth. UNIT is left defenceless, with a traitor in their ranks. Air Date: 10th May 2008 Written By: Stephen Greenhorn Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Freema Agyeman and Georgia Moffett The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life on the distant planet Messaline, in the middle of an endless war. Air Date: 17th May 2008 Written By: Gareth Roberts Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Fenella Woolgar In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 10 days. Was it amnesia? A nervous breakdown? Or a Giant Alien Wasp.? The Doctor and Donna join forces with the world’s most famous crime novelist to encounter a body in the library, poisoned cocktails and a Vespiform seeking revenge. Air Date: 31st May 2008 Written By: Steven Moffat Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston and Colin Salmon One hundred years ago, the Universe’s greatest Library was sealed off with only a cryptic warning as explanation: “Count the shadows.” However, it now appears that the shadows are on the move again, and the Doctor and Donna must uncover the terrible truth behind the Nodes and the horrifying Data Ghost to uncover the Library’s haunting secret. Air Date: 7th June 2008 Written By: Steven Moffat Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston and Colin Salmon As the shadows rise and march, the Doctor forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song. But can anyone stop the Vashta Nerada? While the Doctor discovers long-buried secrets, and revelations about his own future, the sinister Nodes declare that Donna Noble is doomed. Air Date: 14th June 2008 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Lesley Sharp. The Doctor is trapped, alone, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight, and soon, the knocking on the wall begins. Only a woman called Sky Silvestry seems to know the truth, but as paranoia turns into a witch-hunt, Sky turns the Doctor’s greatest strengths against him, and a sacrifice must be made. Air Date: 21st June 2008 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Bernard Cribbins and Billie Piper Donna’s entire world collapses, but there’s no sign of the Doctor. Instead, she finds help from a mysterious blonde woman – a traveller from a parallel universe. Air Date: 28th June 2008 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Elisabeth Sladen, John Barrowman, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri and Bernard Cribbins Earth’s greatest heroes assemble in a time of dire need, but can the Doctor’s secret army defeat the might of the new Dalek Empire? With battles raging on the streets and in the skies, the Doctor and Donna must brave the Shadow Proclamation to find out the truth. Air Date: 5th July 2008 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Elisabeth Sladen, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri and Bernard Cribbins The Doctor is helpless, and even the TARDIS faces destruction. Air Date: 27th July 2008 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant Music Of The Spheres is a special mini episode of Doctor Who that was broadcast at the Albert Hall during the Doctor Who Prom. The Doctor has composed a piece of music “Ode To The Universe” that he wants to share with the audience, but the Graske has other ideas. Air Date: 25th December 2008 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, David Morrissey and Dervla Kirwan It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he’s surprised to meet another Doctor, and soon the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. Air Date: 11th April 2009 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans When a London bus takes a detour to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina, in this one-off seasonal special. Air Date: 15th November 2009 Written By: Russell T Davies and Phil Ford Starring: David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan The TARDIS arrives on Mars in the year 2059, but the head of Bowie Base One, Captain Adelaide Brooke, is far from impressed by the Doctor’s uninvited appearance. Air Date: 21st November 2009 Written By: Phil Ford Starring: David Tennant, Georgia Moffett and David Warner Arriving at infamous alien hot spot Roswell, the Doctor visits a local diner where he stumbles upon a mysterious alien artefact. This sets him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox and the clutches of the American military. Extras: Photos | Videos THE END OF TIME – PART ONE Air Date: 25th December 2009 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Timothy Dalton and Catherine Tate It’s the Tenth Doctor’s final journey – but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. THE END OF TIME – PART TWO Air Date: 1st January 2010 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: David Tennant, John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Noel Clarke, John Barrowman and Elisabeth Sladen. THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES – THE WEDDING OF SARAH JANE SMITH Air Date: 29th October 2009 Written By: Russell T Davies Starring: Elisabeth Sladen, David Tennant and Nigel Havers Sarah Jane has met Peter Dalton and wants him to become part of her life, perhaps he could become a father to Luke. Air Date: 23rd November 2013 Written By: Steven Moffat Starring: Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and Joanna Page The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. THE FIVEISH DOCTORS REBOOT Air Date: 23rd November 2013 Written By: Peter Davison Starring: Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker Spoof following the efforts of Peter Davison and his fellow ex-Doctors Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as they embark on a quest to get themselves included in The Day Of The Doctor.
Did David Tennant come back to Doctor Who?
David Tennant’s Prep for His ‘Doctor Who’ Return Involved Michael Sheen’s Impressions David Tennant is making history with his return to, He’s the first actor in the show’s 60-year run to reprise the role of the Doctor after parting ways with it, and he’s the first to play a completely different incarnation.
- Yes, Tennant’s 14th Doctor will be a different person than the 10th Doctor, who he played for nearly five years starting in 2005.
- Tennant’s new Doctor might share the same face (and penchant for saying “What?!”) as the 10th Doctor, but he carries all the key memories and personalities of the past three doctors.
Which must mean Tennant went back to watch the seasons of Doctor Who led by Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and Jodie Whittaker, right? Not quite. “When we were filming Good Omens, I just acted out key moments from the other doctors in between, and that was his research, wasn’t it?” Michael Sheen tells Inverse in held prior to the SAG-AFTRA strikes.
“That was enough!” Tennant adds. “Michael’s Jodie is particularly good. It’s excellent.” Apparently, Tennant makes a habit out of not preparing for a role, per Sheen, who joked that his Good Omens co-star hasn’t even read Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s original 1990 book. (Tennant insisted he has.) David Tennant returns as the 14th Doctor, but will play him like the 10th Doctor.
BBC But for the three 60th anniversary specials in which Tennant is set to star, he might not need to do such extensive research. The specials, called “The Star Beast,” “The Blue Yonder,” and “The Giggle,” seem to exclusively deal with either or from the 10th Doctor era.
- Why did this face come back? To say goodbye?” the 10th Doctor’s former companion, Donna Noble (Catherine Tate), wonders in for the anniversary specials.
- That seems to be the case.
- Tennant and Tate were one of the most popular Doctor-companion pairings in the franchise’s long history, and the anniversary specials’ focus on them seems to indicate that they’ll wrap up their tragic parting.
Tennant doesn’t need to know everything Smith, Capaldi, and Whittaker did just so the Doctor can say goodbye to Donna Noble again. Then again, it wouldn’t hurt.
Why did David Tennant stop being Doctor Who
10. David Tennant – BBC Tennant rather spectacularly announced his decision to leave Doctor Who live on ITV during the National Television Awards in 2008. Deciding to move on after making the role his own, the Scottish actor didn’t want to “outstay” his welcome, saying: “It would be very easy to cling on to the TARDIS console forever and I fear that if I don’t take a deep breath and make the decision to move on now, then I simply never will.” According to Russell T Davies, David did a have a “wobble” and seriously thought about staying on as the Time Lord.
Will David Tennant be the 14th Doctor
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|The Fourteenth Doctor|
|Doctor Who character|
|David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor|
|Introduced by||Russell T Davies|
|Portrayed by||David Tennant|
|Preceded by||Jodie Whittaker|
|Succeeded by||Ncuti Gatwa|
|Previous version||Thirteenth Doctor|
|Next version||Fifteenth Doctor|
The Fourteenth Doctor is the current incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, He is portrayed by Scottish actor David Tennant, who previously portrayed the Tenth Doctor and was last seen in the programme in that role in 2013.
Within the series’ narrative, the Doctor is a millennia-old, alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, with somewhat unknown origins, who travels in time and space in the TARDIS, frequently with companions, At the end of each incarnation’s life, the Doctor regenerates ; as a result, the physical appearance and aspects of the personality of the Doctor changes.
Ncuti Gatwa had previously been announced as Jodie Whittaker ‘s successor as the programme’s lead, and many reports stated he would play the Fourteenth Doctor and that Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor would regenerate into an incarnation portrayed by Gatwa.
Upon Whittaker’s final appearance as the character, she instead regenerated into a form similar to that of the Tenth Doctor. This character was confirmed to be the Fourteenth Doctor, with later clarification that Gatwa would actually portray the Fifteenth Doctor following the 60th anniversary specials in November 2023.
The Fourteenth Doctor is set to appear in special episodes in 2023, executive produced by Russell T Davies, who also returns to the series having executive produced the show from 2005 to 2010.
Is David Tennant in Season 4?
Doctor Who (series 4) 2008 series of Doctor Who This article is about the 2008 series. For the 1966–67 season, see, Season of television series Doctor Who Series 4 DVD box set cover art Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom No. of stories10 No. of episodes13 (+1 supplemental)ReleaseOriginal networkOriginal release5 April ( 2008-04-05 ) –5 July 2008 ( 2008-07-05 ) Series chronology ← Previous Next → The fourth series of programme was preceded by the 2007 “”.
- Following the special, a regular series of thirteen episodes aired, starting with “” on 5 April 2008 and ending with “” three months later on 5 July 2008.
- Partners in Crime” marked the debut of, as played by, as a full-time to the, after she first appeared in the 2006 Christmas special, “”.
- Also returns as the Doctor’s companion from the previous series.
,, and also returned to appear in the series finale, as well as, who appeared as in six episodes of the series. The series started production on 8 August 2007 and concluded on 29 March 2008. A short special titled “” was also produced and before “Voyage of the Damned”, as well as a mini-episode entitled “”, which was premiered at the after the fourth series finale in July 2008.
- The fourth series was the final full series to star David Tennant as the Doctor, but he remained as the Tenth Doctor in a series of in 2009, and is set to appear as the in the,
- This is also the last regular series to have as the lead writer and showrunner until the, which is set to premiere in 2024.
The series incorporates a loose consisting of recurring mentions of and the loss of various planets and moons.
What date did David Tennant leave Doctor Who?
Television – The Ninth Doctor ( Christopher Eccleston ) regenerates into the Tenth Doctor at the climax of the first-series (2005) finale, ” The Parting of the Ways “; he then reintroduces himself to his companion Rose Tyler ( Billie Piper ) in a Children in Need mini-episode called “Born Again”.
In the 2005 Christmas special, ” The Christmas Invasion “, he is in a comatose state for most of the episode, following his regeneration. After eventually waking up, he defeats the alien Sycorax and saves Earth; in the process, he loses a hand, which regrows owing to his recent regeneration. Amongst other second-series (2006) adventures, the Doctor and Rose save Queen Victoria ( Pauline Collins ) from a werewolf in ” Tooth and Claw “, resulting in the creation of the anti-alien Torchwood Institute,
In ” School Reunion “, the Doctor shares an adventure with two former companions, journalist Sarah Jane Smith ( Elisabeth Sladen ) and robot dog K9 (voiced by John Leeson ), before taking on Rose’s boyfriend Mickey ( Noel Clarke ) as a second companion.
The TARDIS slips through a crack in the Time Vortex causing them to be stranded on a parallel Earth, where they encounter the Cybermen in the episode, ” Rise of the Cybermen “. After saving parallel Earth, Mickey decides to stay and help stop the Cybermen around the world despite The Doctor telling him he can never return in ” The Age of Steel “.
He and Rose become stranded on a planet orbiting around a black hole in ” The Impossible Planet “, where the Beast is waiting, with a Torchwood team. While there, in ” The Satan Pit “, the Beast taunts the Doctor and Rose about Rose’s death. During the 2012 Olympic Games in ” Fear Her “, The Doctor picks up the Olympic flame and carries it to the end, starting the Games.
The series finale takes place in contemporary London, where modern-day Torchwood is the scene for war between the evil alien Daleks and parallel-universe cyborgs the Cybermen; saving the Earth costs the Doctor Rose, who is stranded in a parallel universe, along with Mickey and her mother, in ” Doomsday “.
In the closing scene of “Doomsday”, a mysterious bride called Donna Noble ( Catherine Tate ) inexplicably appears in his TARDIS. The 2006 Christmas special, ” The Runaway Bride ” sees The Doctor and bride-to-be Donna save the Earth; Donna saves The Doctor from going too far in his revenge against the alien Racnoss, and although she declines his offer of companionship, she tells The Doctor he may need a new companion to keep him in check.
- In the third series (2007), The Doctor takes on Martha Jones ( Freema Agyeman ) as his new companion.
- Together, they witness the mysterious Face of Boe ( Struan Rodger ) prophecy to The Doctor that “you are not alone”, in ” Gridlock “.
- They are rejoined by former companion Captain Jack Harkness ( John Barrowman ) in a three-episode adventure beginning with ” Utopia “, where presumed-deceased archenemy and fellow Time Lord The Master ( John Simm ) becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and ages The Doctor.
Martha’s plan sees The Doctor infused with the world’s psychic energies, and he easily defeats The Master, who then bribes The Doctor Into Destroying the world with a Black Hole Converter, The Master Then seemingly refuses to regenerate and dies in The Doctor’s arms.
- Following this adventure, in the dénouement of series finale ” Last of the Time Lords “, Jack and Martha both depart the TARDIS, and The Doctor is shocked to see what appears to be the RMS Titanic crash into it.
- Set moments prior, another Children in Need mini-episode, ” Time Crash “, features a brief encounter between Tennant’s Tenth Doctor and the Fifth Doctor ( Peter Davison ), containing meta-humour surrounding the fact David Tennant had watched and loved Davison’s Doctor as a child.
In parallel with the third series, Tennant lends his voice to the animated serial The Infinite Quest, The 2007 Christmas special, ” Voyage of the Damned “, sees The Doctor and a waitress, Astrid Peth ( Kylie Minogue ), save the Earth from the impending crash of the starship Titanic ; Astrid dies heroically, and The Doctor encounters Wilfred Mott ( Bernard Cribbins ) for the first time.
- In the premiere episode of the fourth series (2008), ” Partners in Crime “, The Doctor is reunited with Donna Noble, Wilfred’s granddaughter, who becomes his regular companion.
- In ” Planet of the Ood “, the alien Ood prophesy the Tenth Doctor’s demise.
- Martha accompanies them for three episodes; in two, entitled ” The Sontaran Stratagem ” and ” The Poison Sky “, The Doctor battles the war-hungry alien Sontarans, and last of which sees him become a father of sorts to Jenny ( Georgia Tennant ), in ” The Doctor’s Daughter “.
He meets archaeologist and future companion River Song ( Alex Kingston ) for the first time from his perspective in the two-parter, ” Silence in the Library ” and ” Forest of the Dead “; she dies, but he stores her consciousness to a hard drive to live on forever, after accepting that one day she will come to mean a lot to him.
After Donna encounters Rose in a parallel world in ” Turn Left “, the Doctor realises that Rose’s words to Donna — “Bad Wolf” — must herald the end of the world. In finale episodes ” The Stolen Earth ” and ” Journey’s End ” (which cross over with spin-offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures ), the Doctor and Donna reunite with former companions Rose, Sarah Jane, Martha, Jack, and Mickey to save the universe from Davros ( Julian Bleach ), the creator of the Daleks.
The Doctor was fatally wounded during the event, aborting in mid-regeneration to maintain his current self while transferring the residual energies in his previously severed hand. This results in a metacrisis that creates a half-human Doctor who would live with Rose in the parallel universe while imbuing Donna with a Time Lord’s mind, forcing the Doctor to erase his companion’s memories to save her life and leave her with her family.
A Doctor Who Prom mini-episode, ” Music of the Spheres “, features a lone Doctor composing his musical Ode to the Universe before being interrupted by the small alien Graske ( Jimmy Vee ). In lieu of a 2009 series, Tennant appears as the Tenth Doctor, without a regular companion, in several special episodes over the course of 2008 and 2009, the last of which aired on New Year’s Day, 2010.
In the Christmas special ” The Next Doctor “, The Doctor mistakenly believes he has met a later incarnation of himself in an amnesiac Londoner ( David Morrissey ), with whom he saves Victorian-era London. ” Planet of the Dead ” (Easter 2009) features jewel thief Lady Christina de Souza ( Michelle Ryan ) as The Doctor’s one-off companion, and The Doctor is presented with a prophecy of his imminent death, with a woman telling him ‘he will knock four times’.
Tennant makes a crossover appearance in a The Sarah Jane Adventures two-parter, ” The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith “, in which a powerful being known as The Trickster ( Paul Marc Davis ) also alludes to the Tenth Doctor’s impending demise. In ” The Waters of Mars “, The Doctor tries to alter history and avert the death of one-off companion Adelaide Brooke ( Lindsay Duncan ); when she commits suicide, he begins to feel his mortality weigh down upon him.
In the animated serial Dreamland, The Doctor is joined by two one-off companions in 1950s Roswell, New Mexico, In the two-part send-off ” The End of Time “, The Doctor confronts the Ood about their original prophecy and is led to contemporary Earth where, in the second part, the again-resurrected Master restores Gallifrey and the Time Lords to existence, although he redeems himself by assisting The Doctor to defeat Time Lord President Rassilon ( Timothy Dalton ) before disappearing alongside the other Time Lords.
- However, Wilfred finds himself trapped in a chamber that is about to be flooded with radiation.
- He knocks on the glass door four times, fulfilling the prophecy of the Doctor’s death.
- The Doctor sacrifices his life to prevent Wilfred’s death, exposing himself to 500,000 rads of deadly radiation and triggering his regeneration,
He holds it back and is shown visiting several companions. He gives Donna a winning lottery ticket on her wedding day, buying it with money he borrowed from her late father in the past, saves Martha and Mickey from a Sontaran sniper, saves Sarah Jane’s son Luke ( Tommy Knight ) from a car, introduces Jack to a romantic interest ( Russell Tovey ), and finally, just before regenerating into the Eleventh Doctor ( Matt Smith ), informs Rose in 2005 that she is about to have a “great year”.
As he begins regenerating once in the TARDIS, his last words are “I don’t want to go”. Tennant reprised the role for the show’s 50th anniversary in ” The Day of the Doctor ” (2013), appearing alongside his future incarnation the Eleventh Doctor ( Matt Smith ), future companion Clara Oswald ( Jenna Coleman ) and a forgotten past incarnation, the War Doctor, played by John Hurt,
In the special, which from the Tenth Doctor’s perspective takes place between the 2008–2010 specials ” The Waters of Mars ” and ” The End of Time “, the Doctor unintentionally marries Queen Elizabeth I ( Joanna Page ) while luring out a Zygon, He helps the other Doctors in saving Gallifrey at the Time War’s conclusion, but will not retain memories of the event.
Why did Matt Smith quit Doctor Who
Smith’s young and quirky Doctor was the perfect complement to previous Doctor David Tennant, but even he eventually left to take on other roles. Doctor Who relies on the gimmick of a regenerating title role, asking different actors to take on the title of Doctor over its incredibly long run. Taking over a role from David Tennant is a big ask, but Matt Smith ‘s intense and quirky Doctor showed he was more than up to the challenge.
Like the Doctor before him, Smith bowed out after three seasons with the show, ready to tackle new challenges in his career but already regretting leaving the Doctor behind. Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor was a more inquisitive version of the role than many had seen. Smith was notably the youngest actor to play the part, and he leaned into his youth by emphasizing the Doctor’s curiosity and lack of cynicism.
But more than just his youth set Smith’s Doctor apart – never has a bow tie looked cooler than gracing the neck of his Doctor. Smith joined the cast of Doctor Who at the same time as new showrunner Steven Moffat, The team brought a new interpretation to both the character and the series.
Smith took on the mantel of the Doctor from the previous actor David Tennant in “The End of Time,” establishing his new quirks and finding his companion in the following episode “The Eleventh Hour.” Moffat, previously a Doctor Who writer, assisted in the production of the final scene of “The End of Time,” and took over as showrunner for all of his following episodes.
The clean break before the Smith/Moffat era of Doctor Who allowed the show to establish a new aesthetic with the Eleventh Doctor. Smith stayed on as the Doctor for three seasons, from 2010 through the end of 2013. He announced his plans to leave Doctor Who mid 2013, giving no specific reasons for the end of his tenure in the role beyond just knowing it was time. An article in the Telegraph describing Smith’s departure seems to indicate that he was on good terms with the showrunner, as both Smith and Moffat deliver effusive compliments to each other.
While previous actors had left due to disagreements among the cast and crew, it seems as if Smith’s choice was based on no such incidents. The Doctor is a demanding role, however, which some have speculated contributed to Smith’s departure after three seasons. The actor is on record with the Hollywood Reporter describing how intense the process of filming Doctor Who can be, and how after three years it was “the right time” for his departure.
Other actors, including the Tenth Doctor’s David Tennant, similarly described the intensity of the role, perhaps leading to the shorter seasons for the current Doctor. Despite the demands of the job, Matt Smith enjoyed his time as the Doctor, even telling Digital Spy that he regrets not staying on longer to work more with actor Jenna Coleman, who played companion Clara Oswald in Smith’s final season.
How much did David Tennant get paid for Doctor Who?
The BBC shares the salary for current Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi in its annual report. How will new Doctor Jodie Whittaker’s pay compare? Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who salary has been revealed and it’s six figures. For the first time the BBC have included the wages of their stars with the highest wage packages and it turns out the outgoing Timelord, who took over the coveted role in 2013, earned between £200,000 and £249,999 last year.
- That might seem like a lot of money, which obviously it is, but it’s a quarter of the amount David Tennant took home when he played the tenth Doctor.
- Tennant played the Timelord for three seasons and reportedly earned £1 million for each one.
- According to the Daily Mail, Matt Smith was offered a far-more reduced contract of £600,000 for three years, with the option to take on two more.
Now that Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the new (and first female) Doctor, the question is whether she will be paid the same as her male predecessors. However, looking at the gender-pay disparity in the the BBC’s Annual Report, it seems she may very well not be.
- The British Broadcasting Company’s report shows that the top-paid male stars are paid more than four times the amount the top paid female star earns.
- BBC Radio 2 DJ and former Top Gear host Chris Evans is paid a staggering amount, between £2.2 million and £2.25 million, compared to TV host Claudia Winkleman who earns between £450,000 and £500,000.
In the list of top ten BBC earners there were just two women on the list too. The gender-pay gap isn’t the only thing highlighted in the BBC report, as it also shows the disparity between the wages of white stars compared to non-white. The highest earning BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) male stars are BBC Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson and newsreader George Alagiah, both earning between £250,000 and £299,999. The highest earning BAME woman is Radio 4 Today programme host Mishal Husain, whose wage is in the same pay bracket as Capaldi and less than half earned by her white male co-host, John Humphrys (who earns between £600,000 and £649,999). BBC director general Lord Hall told Husain on Today that the corporation needed to go “further and faster” to bridge the gender pay gap: “By 2020 we will have equality between men and women on air, and we will also have the pay gap sorted by then too.” If Capaldi and Matt Smith were earning the same amount per Doctor Who season, £200,000 a year, then it would be damning to the BBC if Whittaker was offered anything less.
She has a solid body of acting work to her name, with central roles in all three seasons of Broadchurch, as well as a number of other BBC and ITV shows and on Netflix (see Black Mirror ). Whittaker’s name certainly carries far more weight now than Smith’s ever did when he was offered the Timelord role, so if she wasn’t paid as much as him, or Capaldi, then it would only provide more evidence that sexism is at play.
Fingers crossed, then, that Lord Hall and the BBC have already made steps to get rid of the pay disparity because this time next year. Of course, when the 2018 Annual Report is released, we’ll know for certain either way.
Who will be the 15th doctor?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|The Fifteenth Doctor|
|Doctor Who character|
|Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor|
|Introduced by||Russell T Davies|
|Portrayed by||Ncuti Gatwa|
|Preceded by||David Tennant|
|Previous version||Fourteenth Doctor|
The Fifteenth Doctor will be the next incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, He is set to be portrayed by Rwandan-Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa, Gatwa will become the first black actor and the fourth Scottish actor to lead the series.
- Within the series’ narrative, the Doctor is a millennia-old, alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, with somewhat unknown origins, who travels in time and space in their TARDIS, frequently with companions,
- At the end of life, the Doctor regenerates ; as a result, the physical appearance and personality of the Doctor changes.
Gatwa had previously been announced as Jodie Whittaker ‘s successor as the programme’s lead, and many reports stated he would play the Fourteenth Doctor and that Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor would regenerate into an incarnation portrayed by Gatwa. Upon Whittaker’s final appearance as the character, she instead regenerated into a form seemingly similar to the Tenth Doctor,
Why is David Tennant returning
Doctor Who star David Tennant explains how age played a factor in his agreeing to a second stint on the long-running sci-fi series. Doctor Who ‘s David Tennant recently revealed that his return to the iconic BBC series was at least partly motivated by his age. The 52-year-old star discussed how his advancing years influenced his Doctor Who comeback in an interview with Radio Times,
“The specifics of coming back to Doctor Who took a bit of wrangling,” Tennant said.”But we were always receptive to the notion. Initially, it was a casual conversation going, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to do a one-off?’ Then Russell was back running the show and suddenly it could be something bigger. But there’s really no pressure.
It’s a victory lap, in a way – you get to enjoy something that had meant so much to you, one last shot before you get too old to do it again.” Tennant’s relaxed attitude to his Doctor Who return seemingly belies his initial jitters about stepping back into the Doctor’s sneakers.
Are David Tennant and Michael Sheen friends
Insights from Michael Sheen – In a heartwarming interview on The One Show, Sheen offered an intimate glimpse into his friendship with David Tennant, describing him as one of his closest friends. His sentiments resonated with fans, highlighting the depth of their bond.
Why does Season 4 of Doctor Who have so many specials
Filming – “The Next Doctor” was filmed in April 2008 at Gloucester Cathedral, St Woolos Cemetery in Newport and the streets of Gloucester, where shooting was hampered by up to 1,000 onlookers. The main setting of Torchwood, their Torchwood Hub was also redesigned and used as the workshop for the children.
“Planet of the Dead” was the first Doctor Who episode to be filmed in high-definition, prior episodes having been filmed in standard-definition and then upscaled for broadcast on BBC HD, The two major filming locations of “Planet of the Dead” were the desert of Dubai, used for scenes on the “planet of the dead”, and the Queen’s Gate Tunnel in Butetown, Cardiff, used for the majority of Earth-bound scenes.
Filming for “The Waters of Mars” began on 23 February 2009. In late February, David Tennant, Duncan and other actors were seen filming in Victoria Place, Newport, The filming took place on a city street, which the production team covered with artificial snow.
- The glasshouse scenes were filmed in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire,
- The first location filming for “The End of Time” took place on Saturday, 21 March 2009 at a bookstore in Cardiff,
- Jessica Hynes was filmed signing a book titled A Journal of Impossible Things, by Verity Newman.
The specials were produced as follows:
|–||” Music of the Spheres “||Euros Lyn||Russell T Davies||Catrin Lewis Defis||—|
|–||” The Next Doctor “||Andy Goddard||Susie Liggat||4.14|
|1||” Planet of the Dead “||James Strong||Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts||Tracie Simpson||4.15|
|2||” The Waters of Mars “||Graeme Harper||Russell T Davies & Phil Ford||Nikki Wilson||4.16|
|3||” The End of Time – Part One “||Euros Lyn||Russell T Davies||Tracie Simpson||4.17|
|4||” The End of Time – Part Two “||4.18|