What a treat.
It was bad enough when the ebulliant and oh-so-sexy Rose was banished to another dimension, but Dr Who has not been worth watching since David Tennant was replaced by Matt Smith. The show lost a lot of fans in New Zealand, from my personal perspective. Our friends who are fans dropped off first, with much muttering. And after a few loyal watchings, we drifted off into other avenues. Matt Smith and that leggy girl had turned out to be a turn-off.
But now we can all tune in for the 50th anniversary show, currently being filmed.
David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.
Tennant was the 10th Doctor and Piper played his on-screen companion Rose Tyler in the BBC One show.
Filming on the show, which will also star John Hurt, will start next week.
Tennant's successor, Matt Smith - also in the special with his new assistant played by Jenna-Louise Coleman - says fans "will not be disappointed" by the 3D show, due to air on 23 November.
Tennant and Piper have long been rumoured to be making a return for the special, which is being written by the show's executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat.