Doctor Who: The Star Beast

Doctor Who special ‘The Star Beast’ screens in London

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The TARDIS prop was set up outside Battersea Power Station in London on 6 November in conjunction with a press screening of the Doctor Who 60th anniversary special The Star Beast.

The special guests at the screening included some actors who will appear in The Star Beast, Jacqueline King and Ruth Madeley. The were flanked by producers Julie Gardner, Phil Collinson, Joel Collins, Russell T Davies and Jane Tranter.

A who’s who of the Whoniverse have arrived on tonight’s blue carpet for the premiere of ‘The Star Beast’! 🔷🍿#DoctorWho

Posted by Doctor Who on Monday, November 6, 2023

Sixth and Seventh Doctor actors Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy were also present, as were companion actors Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman), Wendy Padbury (Zoe Herriot), Katy Manning (Joe Grant) who posed with composer Murray Gold, Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).

At a panel after the screening, presenter Jo Whiley interviewed showrunner Russell T Davies.

Several press members were present. Darren Scott from SFX magazine enjoyed the screening.

Doctor Who will return on 25 November 2023 with The Star Beast, the first of three Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble — followed by Wild Blue Yonder on 2 December and The Giggle on 9 December.

Ncuti Gatwa will star in his first full Doctor Who episode as the Fifteenth Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas special The Church on Ruby Road alongside Millie Gibson as companion Ruby Sunday on 25 December.

A new 8-episode Doctor Who series starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will debut in Spring of 2024 followed by the 2024 Christmas special later in the year.

BBC One will be the exclusive home of Doctor Who in the UK and Ireland and all new episodes will be exclusively available to stream on iPlayer in the UK. Disney+ will be the exclusive home for all new episodes of Doctor Who outside of the UK and Ireland.