The first teaser trailer for the new series of Doctor Who will appear this weekend, prompting much excitement from fans of the Timelord.

In the new series due to be screened in the Spring, David Tennant’s Doctor is joined by a new companion Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman.

The five-second short teaser features the Doctor and Martha, with the noise of the Tardis in the background.

Freema, who appeared in one of the stories in the last series in a completely different role, takes over from Billie Piper.

Executive producer/writer Russell T Davies says: “The search for a new companion had been underway for some time when I first saw Freema Agyeman, she had come in to audition for the part of Adeola in series two.

“Watching her during filming confirmed what an exciting new talent she was, so under cover of darkness we called her back in to audition with David for the role of the new companion.

“It was an immediate and sensational combination, and her range, presence and charm blew us all away.”


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