Doctor Who will remain on air until at least 2010, the BBC has announced.
The fourth series - currently being filmed in Cardiff - will air in Spring 2008, following this year's Christmas special, which guest stars Kylie Minogue as a waitress on board the Titanic.
Another Christmas special is planned for 2008, but there will be no full series in 2009. Instead three specials are planned for broadcast throughout 2009, with both David Tennant and lead writer Russell T Davies confirmed for both. A full-length, fifth series will air in 2010.
"Doctor Who is one of the BBC's best loved and most successful dramas," said Jane Tranter, controller of BBC Fiction. "Its journey over the past three series has been one of the most ambitious and exciting that we have had, and I'm delighted to be able to confirm not only three exciting specials for 2009, but a fifth series in 2010."
Thats made me day that has! The new Doctor Who is excellent programming, and there has been so much talk about the BBC ending it in recent months, I was somewhat worried. Only a few months ago, it was rumored that there wouldnt be another full series and the whole thing was being shelved.
Glad to see that they have seen sense and finally confirmed it has a stable future for the next few years.
Im a bit gutted there wont be a full series in 2009 but i can't wait for the new series Digital Spy Report