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DOCTOR WHO FIRST LOOK: David Tennant and Catherine Tate film explosive scenes

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DOCTOR WHO FIRST LOOK: David Tennant and Catherine Tate film explosive scenes

David Tennant and Catherine Tate were spotted on the set of Doctor Who in London on Monday after the BBC announced they were reviving their roles.

Scottish actor David, 51, first stepped into the Tardis in 2005 to play the 10th Time Lord with his final episode airing on New Year’s Day in 2010, with comedic actress Tate, 52, starring as companion Donna Noble.

And they were together again in Camden this week as they filmed scenes at a temporary coffee shop in the iconic market outside clothing store Cyber Dog.

Comeback: David Tennant, 51, and Catherine Tate, 52, were spotted on the set of Doctor Who in London on Monday after the BBC announced they were reviving their roles (David pictured with Bernard Cribbins who played Wilfred Mott from 2007 to 2010)

David was seen wearing a grey coat over a suit as he pushed Bernard Cribbins – who played Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of Catherine ‘s character, in Doctor Who between 2007 and 2010 – in a wheelchair while filming.

The star wore a white shirt open at the collar and a silver tie which he wore in a loose knot around his neck.

Earlier in the day, his co-star Catherine was in good spirits as she arrived on set, wearing a tan coat over a lightweight textured white jumper.

Ready for action: Catherine was in good spirits as she arrived on set, wearing a tan coat over a lightweight textured white jumper

She was seen smiling before heading to the set to start work on the show

Ready for action: Catherine was in good spirits as she arrived on set, wearing a tan coat over a lightweight textured white jumper

Keeping it casual: She wore a pair of black jeans and some comfortable white Nike trainers as she headed for her day of work

Keeping it casual: She wore a pair of black jeans and some comfortable white Nike trainers as she headed for her day of work

She wore a pair of black jeans and some comfortable white Nike trainers as she headed for her day of work.

The comedian completed her look by opting for a lavender hued baseball cap while shielding her eyes behind a pair of dark sunglasses.

She carried a large quilted khaki bag packed full of belongings for the day and was seen smiling as she was greeted by a member of the crew.

On camera: They were together again in Camden time this week as they filmed scenes at a temporary coffee shop in the iconic market outside clothing store Cyber Dog

On camera: They were together again in Camden time this week as they filmed scenes at a temporary coffee shop in the iconic market outside clothing store Cyber Dog

Dressed the part: David was seen wearing a grey coat over a suit as he pushed Cribbins - who played Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of Catherine 's character, in Doctor Who between 2007 and 2010 - in a wheelchair while filming

He looked on guard as he scanned his surroundings while performing on set

Dressed the part: David was seen wearing a grey coat over a suit as he pushed Cribbins – who played Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of Catherine ‘s character, in Doctor Who between 2007 and 2010 – in a wheelchair while filming

Side-by-side: Catherine wore a grey coat and was seen walking alongside David as they acted out a scene alongside the famous Tardis

Side-by-side: Catherine wore a grey coat and was seen walking alongside David as they acted out a scene alongside the famous Tardis

The screen star later changed into a grey coat and was seen walking alongside David as they acted out a scene alongside the famous Tardis.

In a dramatic turn, the coffee shop burst into flames with the show’s extras looking up in shock before fleeing hinting at an apparent attack from the air.

Elsewhere, the show’s crew were seen working on the set, with one member climbing up a later to ensure the Tardis was properly constructed. 

Action packed: The pair filmed in Camden time this week at a temporary coffee shop in the iconic market outside clothing store Cyber Dog

Action packed: The pair filmed in Camden time this week at a temporary coffee shop in the iconic market outside clothing store Cyber Dog

Boom! In a dramatic turn, the coffee shop burst into flames with the show's extras looking up in shock before fleeing hinting at an apparent attack from the air

The actors were seen looking up in the air after the stall burst into flames

Boom! In a dramatic turn, the coffee shop burst into flames with the show’s extras looking up in shock before fleeing hinting at an apparent attack from the air

Drama: Panic ensued as the cast of the show ran away from the stall and the market as fast as they could

Drama: Panic ensued as the cast of the show ran away from the stall and the market as fast as they could

Speedy: They were seen sprinting as fast as they could in a bid to get away from the area as smoke billowed out from the coffee trailer

Speedy: They were seen sprinting as fast as they could in a bid to get away from the area as smoke billowed out from the coffee trailer

Save yourselves: While it is unclear what caused the coffee cart to burst into flames, the people surrounding it were definitely unimpressed

Save yourselves: While it is unclear what caused the coffee cart to burst into flames, the people surrounding it were definitely unimpressed

Hysteria: Doctor Who fans are set to see dramatic scenes when the show returns to screens with David and Catherine

Hysteria: Doctor Who fans are set to see dramatic scenes when the show returns to screens with David and Catherine

They could be seen piecing the blue-green painted structure together and fixing a light on top.

The black sign was fixed in place at the top to display the words ‘police public call box’ in white lettering.

David and Catherine have reunited to film scenes that are due to air next year to coincide with the 60th anniversary celebrations of the popular TV series. 

Man at work: Elsewhere, the show's crew were seen working on the set, with one member climbing up a later to ensure the Tardis was properly constructed

He was seen fixing the light on top of the box while other members of the crew milled around on set

Man at work: Elsewhere, the show’s crew were seen working on the set, with one member climbing up a later to ensure the Tardis was properly constructed

Legendary: The black sign was fixed in place at the top to display the words 'police public call box' in white lettering

Legendary: The black sign was fixed in place at the top to display the words ‘police public call box’ in white lettering

Back again: David and Catherine have reunited to film scenes that are due to air next year to coincide with the 60th anniversary celebrations of the popular TV series

Back again: David and Catherine have reunited to film scenes that are due to air next year to coincide with the 60th anniversary celebrations of the popular TV series

Doctor Who’s returning showrunner Russell T Davies said of their return on Sunday: ‘They’re back! And it looks impossible – first, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna, what on earth is happening?

‘Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback.

‘The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.’ 

TV star: Catherine completed her pre-filming look by opting for a lavender hued baseball cap while shielding her eyes behind a pair of dark sunglasses

TV star: Catherine completed her pre-filming look by opting for a lavender hued baseball cap while shielding her eyes behind a pair of dark sunglasses

Helping hand: David was seen having his tie fixed as he waited between scenes on set

Helping hand: David was seen having his tie fixed as he waited between scenes on set

Welcome back! David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to Doctor Who, the BBC has announced (pictured 2006)

Welcome back! David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to Doctor Who, the BBC has announced (pictured 2006)

Doctor Who’s returning showrunner Russell T Davies said of their return on Sunday: ‘They’re back! And it looks impossible – first, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna, what on earth is happening?

‘Maybe this is a missing story. Or a parallel world. Or a dream, or a trick, or a flashback.

‘The only thing I can confirm is that it’s going to be spectacular, as two of our greatest stars reunite for the battle of a lifetime.’ 

Time travel! Scottish actor Tennant first stepped into the Tardis in 2005 to play the 10th Time Lord with his final episode airing on New Year's Day in 2010, with comedic actress Tate starring as companion Donna Noble (the pair pictured in 2008)

Time travel! Scottish actor Tennant first stepped into the Tardis in 2005 to play the 10th Time Lord with his final episode airing on New Year’s Day in 2010, with comedic actress Tate starring as companion Donna Noble (the pair pictured in 2008)

Tenterhooks: Doctor Who's returning showrunner Russell T Davies said: 'They're back! And it looks impossible - first, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna, what on earth is happening?'

Tenterhooks: Doctor Who’s returning showrunner Russell T Davies said: ‘They’re back! And it looks impossible – first, we announce a new Doctor, and then an old Doctor, along with the wonderful Donna, what on earth is happening?’

Tennant took over the starring role in 2005 from Christopher Eccleston and was succeeded by Matt Smith while Billie Piper’s companion role was the first in the programme’s 2005 revival and was followed by Tate as Donna.

Opinionated Donna helped to save civilisation from the Daleks during her spell with the 10th Doctor but she had her memories of her adventures in the Tardis wiped, because the powers the Time Lord had given her threatened to overwhelm her brain.

Tennant was also seen in the 50th anniversary special, The Day Of The Doctor, in 2013.

Way back when: Tennant took over the starring role in 2005 from Christopher Eccleston and was succeeded by Matt Smith while Billie Piper's (pictured) companion role was the first in the programme's 2005 revival (pictured that year)

Way back when: Tennant took over the starring role in 2005 from Christopher Eccleston and was succeeded by Matt Smith while Billie Piper’s (pictured) companion role was the first in the programme’s 2005 revival (pictured that year)

It was recently announced that Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa will be taking over from Jodie Whittaker to become the show’s 14th Doctor.

The 29-year-old becomes the fourth Scot to take up the post, following on from Sylvester McCoy, fellow Royal Conservatoire graduate Tennant and Peter Capaldi.

Showrunner Chris Chibnall, who cast Whittaker as the first female Doctor, is leaving to be replaced by Davies, who was behind the programme’s 2005 revival and left in 2009.

Role: It was recently announced that Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa (pictured left this month) will be taking over from Jodie Whittaker (pictured right) to become the show's 14th Doctor

Actress: Jodie played the thirteenth incarnation of The Doctor. It was announced in July 2021 that she would step down after three special episodes in 2022

Role: It was recently announced that Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa (pictured left this month) will be taking over from Jodie Whittaker (pictured right) to become the show’s 14th Doctor

Tennant and Tate’s collaborations extend beyond Doctor Who. They worked on a stage version of Much Ado About Nothing together in 2011, with Tennant also cropping up on Tate’s sketch show The Catherine Tate Show.

A synopsis teasing their Doctor Who return mentioned Donna’s memory wipe to save her life, adding that the Doctor had “left her family with a warning: if ever she remembers, she will die”.

It adds: ‘But with the two coming face to face once more, the big question is, just what brings the Doctor and Donna back together?’ 

Upcoming: A synopsis teasing Tennant and Tate's Doctor Who return mentioned Donna's memory wipe to save her life, adding that the Doctor had "left her family with a warning: if ever she remembers, she will die"

Upcoming: A synopsis teasing Tennant and Tate’s Doctor Who return mentioned Donna’s memory wipe to save her life, adding that the Doctor had “left her family with a warning: if ever she remembers, she will die”

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