Doctor Who: Beloved character returns in unlikely comeback ‘Life beyond the Doctor’

Olly Alexander discusses potential role in Doctor Who

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Billie Piper, who starred in the first series in 2005 as Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor Who sidekick Rose Tyler, will be reprising her role in an audio series, The Dimension Cannon. The 39-year-old actress was a hit with viewers when the series resumed after a 16-year hiatus from screens when the original series ended in 1989. Although she was only a regular for two series, Rose has remained a memorable favourite with fans of the BBC staple. After a long break away from Rose, Billie is set to revisit her sci-fi alter-ego.

Billie won’t be the only one returning, with Camille Coduri returning as Rose’s mother and Mark Benton coming back to reprise his role as Clive Finch.

The singer-turned-actress told MailOnline: “The Dimension Cannon is such a brilliant idea and gives Rose a lot more life beyond the Doctor.

“But there’s also something quite sad about her search. It’s a real bittersweet series of tales.

“It’s something they talk to me about just as much as the episodes I appeared in on TV.”

She added: “It seems like there’s an enormous appetite for it and it’s very moving to imagine listeners spending a few more moments with this family particularly.”

Fans will remember that Rose has made a few one-off appearances in episodes since leaving the series.

Rose made sporadic returns through 2008, 2010 and 2013.

In her last stint, Rose was seen in The Day of the Doctor, a special episode marking the 50th anniversary of the hit sci-fi series.

The final moments of Rose being a central character to the show saw her trapped in a parallel dimension with a double of the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant).

According to Radio Times, The Dimension Cannon takes place in the aftermath of iconic Doomsday.

The story will explore what happens when Rose desperately tries to reach the Doctor while trapped in a parallel dimension.

The news comes as speculation over who the next Doctor will be continues.

Jodie Whittaker made history as the first woman to take on the role, but after three seasons it was time for her to move on.

She announced last year she’d be leaving the series, and ever since the rumor mill has been buzzing with theories about who the new face will be.

So far, nobody has been confirmed, but rumours are rife, with big names such as It’s a Sin star Olly Alexander making the rounds.

With Whovians eager to find out, they were given a huge piece of news recently.

The BBC dropped a huge hint on the subject in leaked production notes, which detail the next Doctor will likely be another woman.

Production Weekly claim the notes read: “A fantasy action saga of a mysterious alien time-traveller, Doctor Who, who picks up human companions, faces evil foes with little more than her wits and a sonic screwdriver and journeys throughout time and space in a police phone booth called the TARDIS.”

Doctor Who is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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