60th Doctor Who special promises companion cornucopia but how has it worked out in the past?

These past few weeks, we’ve been hit with a lot of exciting Doctor Who news. Not only is fan-favourite 10th Doctor (David Tennant) returning for the 60th Anniversary special, so are (at least) several companions. Confirmed so far are Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate) and Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins), two titans of the later 10th Doctor’s era. Despite the overwhelmingly positive response by fans, perhaps it’s time to look back on previous times companions have come back, and whether the stories have lived up to the hype.

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