New ‘Tales of the TARDIS’ episode features Ncuti Gatwa, Millie Gibson and ‘Pyramids of Mars’

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Following on from The Legend of Ruby Sunday, in which the Doctor and Ruby came face to face with one of the Doctor’s greatest enemies, Sutekh, the pair are set to take a trip down memory lane in Tales of the TARDIS: Pyramids of Mars.

Originally airing in 1975, the four part story Pyramids of Mars sees the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) battle the almighty Sutekh (voiced by Gabriel Woolf). Now, the timeless classic has been remastered into a feature-length omnibus episode that’s had a cosmic makeover, with updated visual effects.

Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars - Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen & Michael Sheard

Tales of the TARDIS: Pyramids of Mars sees the TARDIS land in 1911. In the grounds of the Old Priory, Egyptian mummies are walking and the Doctor and Sarah Jane find that an ancient and powerful evil is menacing mankind.

The brand-new episode will feature an appearance from the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) for the very first time in Tales of the TARDIS. The Doctor and Ruby pause in battle to reflect on their recent adventures – all before they fight to save the universe in this Saturday’s highly anticipated season finale Empire of Death. The finale also sees Gabriel Woolf return as the legendary Sutekh, 48 years after his original role as the villain.

Tales of the TARDIS originally launched in 2023 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who. The six-part series saw beloved classic Doctor Who duos reunite as they reflected on their time on the TARDIS and adventures through space and time.

Produced by Vicki Delow and directed by Jamie Donoughue, Tales of the TARDIS: Pyramids of Mars airs on Thursday 20 June from 8pm on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.