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Pyramids of Mars (Credit: BBC)

Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson, are to appear in a new Tales of the TARDIS with The Doctor and Ruby embarking on a journey to the Pyramids of Mars

Following on from Saturday’s episode, The Legend of Ruby Sunday, in which the Doctor and Ruby came face to face with one of the Doctor’s greatest enemies, Sutekh, played by original actor Gabriel Woolf, the pair are set to take a trip down memory lane in Tales of the TARDIS: Pyramids of Mars.

The brand-new episode will feature an appearance from the Fifteenth Doctor (Ncuti Gatwa) and Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson) for the very first time in Tales of the TARDIS.

Originally airing in 1975, the four-part story Pyramids of Mars sees the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) battle the almighty Sutekh. The classic story has been remastered into a feature-length omnibus episode that’s had a cosmic makeover, with updated visual effects. 

Tales of the TARDIS: Pyramids of Mars sees the TARDIS land in 1911. In the grounds of the Old Priory, Egyptian mummies are walking and the Doctor and Sarah find that an ancient and powerful evil is menacing mankind.

And now back on board the Remembered TARDIS, the Doctor and Ruby pause in battle to reflect on their recent adventures – all before they fight to save the universe in this Saturday’s highly anticipated season finale Empire of Death. The finale also sees Gabriel Woolf return as the legendary Sutekh, 48 years after his original role as the villain.   

Phil Collinson, Executive Producer, says:

Revisiting the rich history of Doctor Who is endlessly thrilling and this is no exception. It’s so exciting to bring back Tales of the TARDIS again, and to revisit a classic enemy of the Doctor. Gabriel Woolf as Sutekh, returning to terrify a whole new generation of children in a blistering season finale is what makes this show so special and appeal to so many across the generations.

Experience the moment the Doctor first met his ferocious enemy Sutekh when Tales of the TARDIS: Pyramids of Mars airs on Thursday 20th June at 8 pm on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

Doctor Who season one is now available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Disney+ in the rest of the world, where available.

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