‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’ actress joins ‘Doctor Who’ in new season

A familiar face will return to the Doctor Who universe in the first episode of the new season.

Twitter user @fandomfan99 spotted a cast list during location filming earlier this week, which reveals that Mina Anwar will appear as a character named ‘Goodthing’.

Best known for her role in ’90s sitcom The Thin Blue Line, the actress will be recognisable to Doctor Who fans from her role in spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures.

The Sarah Jane Adventures Mina Anwar

Anwar played Gita Chandra, the mother of main character Rani, in Season 2-5 of the CBBC drama.

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It is currently unknown if there is any connection between the characters of Gita and Goodthing. Could we see the return of the Sarah Jane Adventures gang in Season 10?

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Season 10’s first story began filming in Cardiff last month, directed by Lawrence Gough, with Pearl Mackie filming her first scenes as new companion Bill and comedian Matt Lucas returning as Nardole.

The cast list also says that The Royle Family actor Ralf Little and Kaizer Akhtar (The Honourable Woman) are in the episode.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

Season 10 will air on BBC One in spring 2017.

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What do you want to see in Season 10? Let us know below…

  • Joe

    I hope the Bannerman Road gang are returning in series 10 as they are long overdue for a return and I felt that Sarah Jane should be written out a long time ago. If there is no connection between Gita and Goodthing then I think they shouldn’t cast actors who have played noticeable roles in DW or it’s spin offs

    • Dr. Moo

      Say goodbye to the Sixth and Twelfth Doctors then!

      • Gwen from Torchwood, Madam Vastra, Strax…plus there’s a whole bunch more.

    • JAFischer

      It happens sometimes. DW recycled more than a few actors over its run. Julian Glover; Nicholas Courtney; Ingrid Pitt; Michael Gough; Jacqueline Hill; Ian Marter, and others had two or more roles. It’s led to some fun Wild Mass Guessing among the fans.

  • vegastearoom

    Luke Smith would make a great companion. Another alien, Bane, with strong ties to Earth and the Doctor’s fascination with humanity.