Doctor Who: Anniversary Episode Titles Announced

David Tennant reprises his role as The Doctor
The Doctor will see you (again) now. (Picture: BBC Studios; Bad Wolf)

Doctor Who, moments before the broadcast of Eurovision in Liverpool, transmitted a teaser trailer revealing the names of the three special episodes.

Airing in November 2023 in line with the show’s 60th anniversary, Doctor Who sees David Tennant reprise his role as the latest incarnate, reuniting alongside Catherine Tate for the first time since the pair said farewell during The End of Time: Part Two in 2010.

The three episodes of The Star Beast, Wild Blue Yonder and The Giggle, written by new showrunner Russell T. Davies still have their details primarily unknown. However, fans of the show have spotted both Beep the Meep and the Wrath Warriors making their live-action debut following their appearance in the Doctor Who comic 1980, sharing its name with the first episode title.

Russell T Davies, writer and producer for the show, says: “The titles are just the beginning of the Doctor’s biggest adventure yet. Autumn is coming, with three hours of danger, Donna and disaster about to be unleashed!”

Doctor Who 2023 Official Trailer via YouTube

Little is known about Wild Blue Yonder aside from the inclusion of UNIT and the return of Jemma Redgrave, but The Giggle has caused speculation that antagonist Neil Patrick Harris will be playing a modern equivalent of The Celestial Toymaker. The third episode will also see the fall of the 14th regeneration of the Doctor, leading into Ncuti Gatwa, whose first episode will air over the festive period in 2023.

Ncuti Gatwa will take over as the 15th regeneration of the Doctor, alongside companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson), with recent images showing the pair donning attire from the 1960s and the Regency era.

Jonathan Groff with Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson), The Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) in a Regency setting. (Picture: BBC Studios; Bad Wolf)

Further, it has been confirmed that composer Murray Gold will be reprising his role to score the show taking back the position from Segun Akinola.

Details are still limited for the show’s return later this year, with many now turning to speculate possible avenues for how the show will celebrate its 60th anniversary.

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By Conor Riley

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