Doctor Who recruits new sidekick
Martha Jones off to Torchwood
Doctor Who will gain a new companion for the next 13-episode series of the cult show, the BBC reports.
Freema Agyeman, whose Martha Jones replaced Billy Piper's Rose Tyler as Who's sidekick, is off to shoot three episodes of Torchwood, and will accordingly miss the first half of series four. However, she will return for the second.
Producer and writer Russell T Davies declared that the third series of Who had attracted "outstanding reviews", adding: "Freema has been a huge part of that success, gaining rave notices for her portrayal of Martha. Now we are taking the character of Martha into brand new territory with a starring role in Torchwood."
To cover the temporary redeployment, the good Doctor will be accompanied on his travels by an as-yet-unnamed newcomer. His or her identity will be "announced shortly". ®
Another vote for...
Sally Sparrow as the new companion. And RTD to hand over the show to Stephen Moffat.
Re: The Rani
Not the Rani - the hand was Lucy Saxon's (note the red nail polish, she wasn't dressed in red in the previous scenes by accident) - which means that although it looked like she killed the Master as revenge for beating up on her, that was a MacGuffin, she was acting under instructions and knew to go get the ring afterwards. Guess how he comes back?!
It's true about Kylie for Xmas:
'Minogue, 39, will play a "major lead role"' http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/07/03/1968231.htm
I take this to mean she won't be the official sidekick. Hope she sings and dances a bit, though.