10 times we wanted to be best mates with Donna and the 10th Doctor

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She might have taken a while to get used to for some Doctor Who fans – although, frankly, who’s in the best mood when abducted on their wedding day – but when Donna Noble travelled with the Doctor in 2008’s Season 4 it was so much fun.

With Catherine Tate returning this month for three new audio adventures and in the new BBC Books novel ‘In the Blood’, let’s look back at some of Donna and the Tenth Doctor’s best moments…


“Back of the neck!” in ‘The Poison Sky’

Coached by the Doctor, Donna summons her courage and stuns a Sontaran with a well-aimed blow.


The Market Place in ‘Turn Left’

Before all the heartbreak of an alternate time line, thanks to the fortune teller and her dodgy rucksack Time Beetle, the pair seemed in heaven visiting the colourful market on Shan Shen.


Donna meets Martha in ‘The Sontaran Stratagem’

The meeting between Rose and Sarah Jane didn’t initially go so well, but fortunately Donna and Martha Jones became instant best friends, much to the Doctor’s (and our) relief!


The Creation of the Earth in ‘The Runaway Bride’

He might have taken Rose to planet’s final day, but it was Donna who witnessed the Earth’s creation around a Rachnoss ship, 4.6 billion years ago when the Sun was brand new.


“Harvey Wallbanger?!” in ‘The Unicorn and the Wasp’

Donna’s inability to play charades is nearly life threatening yet highly amusing in the frenetic detox scene from Gareth Roberts’ Agatha Christie adventure.


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