BBC has announced that their hit series Doctor Who, will be taking a break during 2009 (between seasons 4 and 5) as the series will not air week-to-week. Instead, the series will have three specials and then return with a full season in Spring 2010.
The network also announced that they will be airing a (now common) Christmas special in December 2007. The special will star David Tennant and guest star Kylie Minogue. Season 4 began production in July 2007 and returns to the UK in Spring 2008.
Then we move into 2009, which will comprise of three specials starring David Tennant, written by series creator Russell T. Davies. Finally, the series will return in full-length form for its fifth season during 2010.
Catherine Tate is set to return for 13 episodes in season four (reprising her role as Donna from the 2006 Christmas special), while Freema Agyeman (who plays Martha Jones) will return during the mid-season of the fourth season.