The titles for 'Doctor Who's three upcoming specials have been revealed.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to Doctor Who

David Tennant and Catherine Tate are returning to Doctor Who

David Tennant is back in the Tardis as the Fourteenth Doctor for the upcoming episodes - which are expected to air in November - and after three coded teasers were scattered through BBC One over the last few weeks, with each containing a binary code, they were finally announced on Saturday (14.05.23) when a new trailer aired on the night of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The episodes are called 'The Star Beast', 'Wild Blue Yonder', and 'The Giggle'.

The trailer saw David in character alongside Catherine Tate, who is back as Donna Noble, as well as Yasmin Finney as Rose, and an appearance from Neil Patrick Harris.

The specials will also pave the way for the introduction of Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor.

Showrunner Russell T. Davies said: “The titles are just the beginning of the Doctor’s biggest adventure yet.

“Autumn is coming, with three hours of danger, Donna, and disaster about to be unleashed!”

The producer previously revealed Ncuti's series will feature just eight episodes plus a Christmas special.

He recently told Doctor Who Magazine: "The Fifteenth Doctor’s first full season will be eight episodes long, with a Christmas special, making it nine episodes every year, and when I say Christmas, that’s my generic term for festive/end-of-year/holiday or New Year, you’ll have to wait and see. OK, that’s fewer episodes than the last full season. But give us time. We have plans, and that’s a promise."

The 'Queer as Folk' creator admitted that while the sci-fi show - which last aired a full series in 2021, and a string of specials earlier this year - is set to return to the BBC for the trio of episodes this year, hhe has already started work on the 2024 special, and promised there will be no more gaps between series.

He added: "For the first time ever, I’m writing a Christmas Special … at Christmas! And this isn’t for next year, no, the 2023 script has been long since signed-off.

"The new one is for end-of-year 2024! It takes a while to get the empire in shape, but that’s a serious plan: annual 'Doctor Who', no gap years, lots of content, on and on."