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October 20th, 2016
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Catherine Tate reflected on her tenure in Doctor Who during an interview on ITV’s morning chatshow Lorraine today.

The actress was first introduced as Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas Special, The Runaway Bride, before returning as the Doctor’s full time companion in Series 4. She made her last appearance in David Tennant’s final story, The End of Time, which she credits for tying up all the loose ends. “I don’t know if I ever could come back now though, with the way Donna’s story ended,” she admitted. “But anything can happen. They could go back in time to before I was in it.”

Despite leaving the show over half a decade ago, Catherine – who is about to embark on a nationwide tour featuring her popular comedy creations – added that the TARDIS remains a very big part of her life. She said: “I will hopefully keep going to all the conventions until I’m in dire straits. You don’t realise how far reaching it is until you’re in West Virginia, in a Walmart, and then somebody says, ‘Are you Donna Noble?’. The fans are lovely and loyal.”

Earlier this year Catherine reprised the role for a series of original Big Finish adventures.

April 15th, 2016
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David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be treading the boards once again this month to present the BBC’s Shakespeare Live! extravangaza, it has been confirmed.

The star-studded variety show will feature performances from a host of acclaimed actors, including Doctor Who guest stars Ian McKellen, Rufus Hound, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar, who will take to the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to mark 400 years since the Bard’s death. It will be broadcast live on BBC Two on Saturday 23rd April 2016, whilst being simulcast in cinemas across the UK and Europe.

Are you looking forward to seeing David and Catherine back together as part of the special RSC event? There’s plenty more where that came from too, as the Tenth Doctor and Donna stars will be back aboard the TARDIS next month in three original Big Finish audio stories.

April 11th, 2016
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Fans of the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble just cannot get enough at the moment with their long awaited return to the world of Big Finish just around the corner.

Not only that, though, but they’ll also be back in a brand new novel, In the Blood, which will be published next month. Written by Jenny T. Colgan, the original adventure promises to take readers on a madcap journey through the world of social media as one day, all over the world, internet trolls start dying. We’ll bring you more about the book soon, but in the meantime, check out its full synopsis and cover below…

All over the world, people are venting their fury at one another on social media. Dropping their friends, giving vent to their hatred, and everywhere behaving with incredible cruelty. Even Donna has found that her friend Hettie, with her seemingly perfect life and fancy house, has unfriended her. And now, all over the world, internet trolls are dying…

As more and more people give in to this wave of bitterness and aggression, it’s clear this is no simple case of modern living. This is unkindness as a plague.

From the streets of London to the web cafes of South Korea and the deepest darkest forests of Rio, can the Doctor and Donna find the cause of this unhappiness before it’s too late?

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April 3rd, 2016
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A brand new Doctor Who Magazine has been released this week and you’ll have no trouble spotting it on the shelves as it features two of the most familiar and beloved faces in sci-fi history.

And no, we’re not talking about Captain Jack and River Song (although how great would that be?!). This month’s cover stars are none other than David Tennant and Catherine Tate who – just in case you missed the memo – have reunited for a new range of Big Finish audio adventures which will be released to buy and download next month.

Inside Issue #498, the real life alter egos of the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble spill the beans on their forthcoming return to the airwaves, which Catherine describes as “original” and “very fun to do”. Meanwhile, John Leeson reveals what it’s like to be the voice of K-9 as Elisabeth Sladen’s daughter, Sadie Miller, reflects on growing up in the world of Doctor Who. There’s all of that and more in Doctor Who Magazine #498, out now priced at £4.99.

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February 20th, 2016
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Big Finish have revealed the covers for their highly anticipated Tenth Doctor audio adventures.

Last October it was confirmed that one of the show’s most popular duos – David Tennant and Catherine Tate – would be reprising their respective roles as the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble for three new original audio adventures, which will each be released to buy and download this May. To raise anticipation (which, admittedly, is already through the roof), you can now check out the artwork for each of them below. What do you think?

‘Technophobia’ by Matt Fitton

When the Doctor and Donna visit London’s Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don’t go to plan.

The most brilliant IT brain in the country can’t use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives.

Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on?

Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia…

‘Time Reaver’ by Jenny T. Colgan

Calibris. The spaceport planet where anything goes. Where anyone who doesn’t want to be found can be lost, and where everything has its price. Where betentacled gangster Gully holds sway at the smugglers’ tavern, Vagabond’s Reach.

The alien Vacintians are trying to impose some order on the chaos. Soon the Doctor and Donna discover why. An illegal weapon is loose on the streets. A weapon that destroys lives… Slowly and agonisingly.

The Time Reaver.

‘Death and the Queen’ by James Goss

Donna Noble has never been lucky in love.

So when, one day, her Prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn’t holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused.

But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army.

When it looks like even the Doctor can’t save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?

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October 26th, 2015
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One of the most popular Doctor Who partnerships of all time will be reuniting for a new range of original audio adventures, it was confirmed today (Monday).

The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble, as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate, will step back aboard the TARDIS in Big Finish’s new Tenth Doctor Adventures Technophobia by Matt Fitton, Time Reaver by Jenny T Colgan and Death and the Queen by James Goss – which will be released in May 2016, priced at £10.99 (CD)/£8.99 (download) each.

The dynamic duo first shared the screen in the 2006 Christmas Special, The Runaway Bride, before the temp from Chiswick returned as his full time companion in Series 4. Are you excited they will be back together again, in audio form? Let us know in the comments!

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May 12th, 2015
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Please join us as we raise our glasses to wish Catherine Tate a happy birthday!

The actress, who played the Tenth Doctor’s companion Donna Noble in The Runaway Bride, Series 4 and The End of Time, is 47 today, and we hope she enjoys her celebrations.

Catherine has previously revealed that she’d be “more than happy” to return. What do you think Donna is up to these days? How will she have spent her lottery winnings? Let us know and share your own wishes for Catherine below.

January 21st, 2015
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Huge congratulations to David Tennant who was the recipient of a surprise Special Recognition award at tonight’s National Television Awards!

The actor received the prestigious accolade in honour of his contributions to stage and screen and his speech was preceded by a celebratory montage during which familiar faces – including Billie Piper, Russell T Davies and Catherine Tate – paid tribute to their friend and colleague. One of David’s most iconic roles, of course, was as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who which he originally played from 2005 to 2010.

It turned out to be the only cause for celebration for Doctor Who at the ceremony however. The show itself lost out in the only category in which it was nominated as Downton Abbey was unveiled as the nation’s Best Drama. Commiserations to the cast and crew in Cardiff.

On a brighter note, Doctor Who has been shortlisted in the category every year since its revival back in 2005, out of which it’s won a grand total of 6 times, so it’s not all bad news!

May 12th, 2014
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Please join us as we raise our glasses in order to send a big birthday cheer over to Catherine Tate!

The actress, who’s best known amongst Doctor Who fans for playing the Doctor’s fiesty companion Donna Noble, turns 46 today and we hope she enjoys her celebrations.

Her character was last seen in 2010 in The End of Time, Part Two. What do you think Donna is up to these days? And how do you think she spent her lottery winnings?

Post your own messages for Catherine below. What are your favourite Donna moments?

September 6th, 2013
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Catherine Tate has revealed she would love the opportunity to return to Doctor Who.

The actress became an instant hit with fans for her portrayal of companion Donna Noble. First seen in The Runaway Bride she joined the Doctor full time in Series 4 and was last seen in David Tennant’s final story, The End of Time.

The star has told TV Times mag that she wouldn’t turn down an offer to reprise her popular role again.

“Yes, I would be more than happy,” she confirmed. In 2011 she starred opposite David Tennant in a West End production of Much Ado About Nothing. She said: “Benedick and Beatrice are similar to the Doctor and Donna in some ways – there is sparring between them but it’s a romantic relationship which was obviously never the case in Doctor Who.”

So we know Catherine’s interested – would you like to see more of Donna? Let us know.

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