Series 4 of NuWho saw David Tennant return to the Tardis with Catherine Tate’s Donna for his final season, and a new wave of famous faces joined them for an adventure in space and time – pick your favourite below.
Character: Astrid Peth
Episode: Voyage of the Damned
Best known for: Spinning around on TV screens as Neighbours’ Charlene, her duet with Jason Donovan, being a pop superstar and those errr, gold hot pants
Doctor Who guest stars don’t get much bigger than Minogue, who brought a real joy to her too-short turn as a spaceship waitress who wanted to see the stars.
Character: Ms Foster
Episode: Partners in Crime
Best known for: Breaking Curly Watts’ heart as Corrie’s Raquel and playing an absolute blinder in TV dramas like Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax
Lancashire’s guest spot as the Supernanny-ish Ms Foster showed there’s more to this actress than gritty drama. She certainly impressed as the stylish villain.
Episode: The Fires of Pompeii
Best known for: Cursing up a storm as The Thick Of It’s Malcolm Tucker and playing the Twelfth Doctor, of course
We weren’t to know how important he’d become to the show in future years, but Capaldi brings a human face to an ancient tragedy in this historical episode.
Character: Klineman Halpen
Episode: Planet of the Ood
Best known for: McInnerny has quite the number of TV, film and stage productions to his name including Blackadder (as Lord Percy Percy and Captain Darling), Wetherby, 101 Dalmatians and Notting Hill.
McInnerny does unpleasant suits rather well (just see him in Spooks), and he’s on fine form as ever in this episode – there’s even a delicious pay-off for his character.
Best known for: The real-life daughter of Peter Davison played Abigail Nixon in The Bill, Alice Harding in Where The Heart Is and err, married the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant
Who knows if we’ll ever see her again, but Moffett’s assured debut as the Doctor’s offspring certainly made us wish she’d pop back in to do her washing sometime.
Character: Lady Eddison
Episode: The Unicorn and the Wasp
Best known for: Playing The Good Life’s Barbara Good
The actress impressed as an aristocrat with a dark past in this Agatha Christie –style romp.
Character: Strackman Lux
Episode: Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
Best known for: Being a member of The League of Gentlemen and enjoying an eternal package holiday in Benidorm
Mark Gatiss’ former collaborator found hidden depths in the officious Mr Lux, who had a mysterious agenda all of his own in this classic two-parter.
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