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Doctor Who 2008 is series 4. It features David Tennant as the tenth Doctor, Catherine Tate reprises her role as Donna Noble will appear in all episodes of the season, Freema Agyeman (Martha) will appear from episode 4 and Billie Piper will return in one the episodes near the end of the season. Check out the latest dvd.

Series 4 (Season 4) - Tenth Doctor


The 2008 Season consists of 13 episodes. The following is a list of the names of the episodes and original UK viewing dates:

1. Partners in Crime - 5 April 2008
     Writer: Russell T. Davies
     Director
: James Strong

Sarah Lancashire as the evil Miss Foster on Doctor Who Season 4

The first episode of the eagerly awaited new series will witness Donna tracking down the Doctor during an alien emergency in modern-day London. Who is the mysterious but powerful business woman, Miss Foster and why does she have her own sonic screwdriver?

In the last episode of season 3, a red-nailed hand picked up the master's ring from the ash....and Miss Foster is also red-nailed. Are they the same person? Is she a Time Lady?

Guest stars include Sarah Lancashire as the evil Miss Foster, an 'enigmatic and powerful businesswoman'.

2. The Fires of Pompeii - 12 April 2008
     Writer: James Moran
     Director
: Colin Teague

The Doctor and Donna travel to Pompeii and an alien invasion causes Mount Vesuvius to erupt. 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. The time-travellers face their greatest challenge yet can established history be changed or must the Doctor let everyone die?

3. Planet of the Ood - 19 April 2008

     Writer: Keith Temple
     Director
: Graeme Harper

The Doctor and Donna travel to the Ood Sphere, where danger awaits them as the The Doctor discovers the awful truth. The Doctor discovers what drove the Ood to become a servant race, a company has been forcing Ood into slavery.

The Ood Sphere is the snowy home planet of  the Ood. This Donna's first visit to an alien world. The Ood previously appeared in Series 2 two-parter, "The Impossible Planet" / "The Satan Pit".

4. The Sontaran Stratagem (Part 1) - 26 April 2008
     Writer: Helen Raynor
     Director
: Douglas MacKinnon

Will feature the return of Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones. Martha is working for Unit.

Martha comes face to face with Donna Noble for the first time as they unite against the Sontarans, one of The Doctor's oldest enemies. The Sontarans first appeared on Doctor Who in 1973 when they met Jon Pertwee's Doctor. Former Young Ones star Christopher Ryan guest stars as General Staal, the Head of the Sontarans.

This episode marks the first television appearance of the Sontarans in 23 years. Their last appearance was in The Two Doctors, however, the last time they are referred to was in 2007s the Sarah Jane Adventures.

5. The Poison Sky (Part 2)  - 3 May 2008
     Writer: Helen Raynor
     Director
: Douglas MacKinnon

This episode will be part 2 and features the Sontarans.

6. The Doctor's Daughter - 10 May 2008
     Writer: Stephen Greenhorn
     Director
: Alice Troughton

The Doctor, Martha and Donna are mysteriously diverted to a colony planet on which humans are fighting the fish-like Hath and the Doctor's DNA is used to create a daughter - a soldier. The daughter is named Jenny by Donna and appears to have the same genetic makeup as the Doctor himself. Georgia Moffett, Peter Davison's daughter plays the Doctor's daughter.

In early versions of this page, it was speculated that some DNA was stolen and that someone had created her. Perhaps in the future they may make a spin-off tv show called Jenny or Doctor's Daughter.

7. The Unicorn and the Wasp - 17 May 2008

     Writer: Gareth Roberts
     Director
: Graeme Harper

The Doctor and Donna Noble will meet Agatha Christie who is played by Fenella Woolgar in an episode set in the 1920s, where she is supported by Felicity Kendal, who plays the part of Lady Clemency Eddison.

8. Silence in the Library - 31 May 2008

     Writer: Steven Moffat
     Director
: Alice Troughton

Based on the secrets of an old abandoned library. This story is set in a library in space.

Alice Troughton is no relation to Second Doctor actor Patrick Troughton.

9. Forest of the Dead - 31 May 2008

     Writer: Steven Moffat
     Director
: Euros Lyn

The conclusion to the story about the Doctor and Donna's visit to an abandoned library. The Doctor and Donna encounter moving shadows lurking in the dark, as well as the terrifying Nodes and the Data Ghost.

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 is doomed.

Who are the three kids with River Song at the end of the episode? Are they the Dr's kids?

10. Midnight - 14 June 2008

     Writer: Russell T. Davies
     Director
: Alice Troughton

The Doctor and Donna visit an alien leisure planet in the far future, but soon events turn to the worst and everyone starts killing each other.

Guest stars David Troughton as Professor Hobbs.

11. Turn Left - 21 June 2008
     Writer: Russell T. Davies
    
Director: Graeme Harper

This episode features the return of Rose Tyler.

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. But, as Donna and Rose Tyler combine forces, are they too late to save the whole of creation from the approaching darkness?

12. The Stolen Earth (Part 1) - 28 June 2008
     Writer: Russell T. Davies
    
Director: Graeme Harper

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 on the streets and in the skies, the Doctor and Donna must brave the Shadow Proclamation to find out the truth. However, a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows...

This is the penultimate episode in this series. Prior to airing this episode had various rumoured titles: War on Skaros, Stolen Planet, Eye of Davros.

13. Journey's End (Part 2) - 5 July 2008
      Writer: Russell T. Davies
    
 Director: Graeme Harper

The entire universe is in danger as the Daleks activate their masterplan. The Doctor is helpless, and even the Tardis faces destruction. The only hope lies with the Doctor's secret army of companions, but as they join forces to battle Davros himself, the prophecy declares that one of them will die.

This is the final episode of the season. It is speculated that episode has something to do with the Medusa Cascade. We'll have to wait and watch it folks. Speculation is Davros may return and features the return of Jack Harkness.

Will Harriet Jones return and has she any connection with the Daleks?


Things to think about!

Will Dalek Caan return? Will he rebuild the Cult of Skaro? Will Dalek Caan the last Dalek in existence find Davros?

Will the Master return? Where is the Rani? Was Lucie Saxon from series 3 Lucie Saxon?


Christmas Special 2008

The Next Doctor (60 minute special) - 25 December 2008 @ 6.00 pm
Writer: Russell T. Davies

The Cybermen will feature and it is set in the Victorian age.


Did you know?

* Donna Noble was first introduced in the Doctor Who Christmas Special - 'The Runaway Bride'.

* Georgia Moffett is Peter Davison's daughter. She has performed alongside her father in Red Dawn, a Doctor Who audio drama from Big Finish Productions.


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