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Doctor battles Daleks in New York
Dalek
An updated version of the Daleks returned to the series in 2005
The Daleks are poised to do battle in New York in a forthcoming episode from the latest series of Doctor Who.

The two-parter will see the show's star David Tennant and new assistant Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, face their famous foes in 1930s Manhattan.

"This time, their plan is the most audacious Dalek scheme yet! Even the Doctor finds himself out of his depth," said lead writer Russell T Davies.

Tennant and Agyeman will be joined on the show by Spooks star Miranda Raison.

Raison, who plays journalist-turned-spy Jo Portman in Spooks, will feature alongside Holby City's Hugh Quarshie and Ryan Carnes, of Desperate Housewives' fame.

Other stars set to feature in the new series - the third since the BBC drama was revived in 2005 - include The League of Gentleman's Mark Gatiss and actress Anne Reid.

David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in Doctor Who
Agyeman (l) replaces Billie Piper as the Doctor's new assistant

The new series, which follows a Christmas special featuring comedian Catherine Tate, begins in Spring 2007.

Agyeman, 27, will replace Billie Piper as the Doctor's new companion, while Tennant returns for his second complete series.

Fans recently named Tennant the best Doctor Who in a poll, beating Tom Baker into second place.

The Scottish actor, 35, received 28% of votes cast in a survey of 4,000 readers of Doctor Who Magazine.

"This is a real honour, and I am totally gobsmacked," he said.


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