Tennant may leave 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "Doctor Who" star David Tennant could become the next prominent actor to bid the BBC's sci-fi series farewell.

Billie Piper to appear again on 'Dr. Who'

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Billie Piper is set to reprise her role of Rose Tyler in three new episodes of the British TV drama "Dr. Who," the BBC reported Tuesday.

'Extras' to end with Christmas special

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- British comedian and writer Ricky Gervais plans to wrap his comedy series, "Extras," the same way he did the original "The Office," with a Christmas special.

Branagh to direct Law in 'Hamlet' on stage

LONDON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh plans to direct movie star Jude Law in a stage production of "Hamlet" in London's West End, the BBC said Wednesday.

'Doctor Who' Season 5 postponed until 2010

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The fifth season of the popular British sci-fi series, “Doctor Who,” will not hit the small screen until 2010, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

New 'Dr. Who' series gets good ratings

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- The new "Dr. Who" series on BBC One in Britain has proved to be a success after 8.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the first episode.

A new Timelord for 'Doctor Who'?

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- If David Tennant chooses to leave "Doctor Who" the ring may quickly fill with hats from actors interested in playing the Timelord in the British TV series.

BBC: Tennant staying on as 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- David Tennant reportedly plans to stay on as star of the British television series "Doctor Who," despite media stories to the contrary.

New York site of next 'Doctor Who' battle

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The next time the "Doctor" from the BBC drama "Doctor Who" does battle with his archenemies the Daleks, he will do so in New York.

Dr. Who, new assistant have chemistry

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The on-screen chemistry heats up between Dr. Who and his new assistant in the new season of the BBC series, airing next year.

British TV viewers still love 'Dr. Who'

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The BBC's "Doctor Who" took three of Britain's National Television Awards during the Tuesday night ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Pressley gets Scottish Style Awards nod

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Heart of Midlothian soccer player Steven "Elvis" Pressley is one of five nominees in the most stylish man category for the upcoming Scottish Style Awards.

'Dr. Who' adds another to the cast

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Actress Freema Agyeman is replacing Billie Piper as Dr. Who's assistant on the hit BBC show, it was reported Wednesday.

'Dr. Who' series to become animated

LONDON, June 22 (UPI) -- An animated version of "Dr. Who" will allow fans to see the British hero battling with the Cybermen on DVD in November.

BBC says no comment on 'Dr. Who' cast

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The BBC is not commenting on published reports that Billie Piper is leaving "Doctor Who" at the end of the second season.

The new Dr. Who says no more reading Web

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- The actor tapped to portray "Dr. Who" for the BBC says he was shocked to read postings from fans slamming him on the show's Web site.

Britain bans 'Doctor Who' sales to kids

LONDON, May 16 (UPI) -- British censors have banned sales of the new "Doctor Who" series DVD to children, saying it is too violent for young eyes.

David Tennant signs with 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- David Tennant, the star of British period drama "Casanova," has been named the new Doctor Who.

From Casanova to Doctor Who

LONDON, April 1 (UPI) -- Scottish actor David Tennant goes from BBC's "Casanova" to "Doctor Who," 10th holder of that role after the sudden departure of Christopher Eccleston. Tennant, 33, played the lothario in the BBC drama written by Russell T. Davies, who is also lead writer
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