All aboard the Tardis for an adventure in space and time as Doctor Who celebrates its 60th anniversary. Fan favourite David Tennant returns as the Doctor and Catherine Tate as his companion, Donna Noble, in three specials from showrunner Russell T Davies.
All three left the hit series 13 years ago, but Russell says that despite having moved on to write such series as A Very English Scandal, It’s A Sin and Nolly, he has never stopped thinking about Doctor Who. “I’ve loved it since I was born,” he admits. “One of my first TV memories at three years old is William Hartnell regenerating into Patrick Troughton.
So it’s ingrained.” The show sees the Time Lord reunited with Donna as they stumble upon The Meep – voiced by Miriam Margolyes – a cute alien pursued by extraterrestrial hitmen. “I wanted it to be a great big Pixar family film, like a bank holiday film with all the family watching and a lot of laughs,” Russell says. “The Meep is hilarious.
Doctor Who isn’t a children’s show but I think the heart of it is an eight-year-old watching and I think a child would invent The Meep.” As for how he persuaded David and Catherine to reprise their roles, Russell reveals it didn’t take much effort. “We did a ‘tweet-along’ in the pandemic, of Catherine’s first episode.Read more on ok.co.uk