Cybermen returning to Doctor Who

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The Cybermen will return to Doctor Who in 2013, in an episode where The Doctor and his companion encounter a band of misfits on a mysterious planet.

The Cybermen will return to 'Doctor Who' in 2013.

The emotionless cyborg menaces will return in one of the eight episodes which will air in spring next year, in an episode where the Doctor (Matt Smith), and his new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman as they encounter a band of misfits on a mysterious planet.

Among characters they meet will be Warwick Davis, who has appeared in the 'Harry Potter' films, Tamzin Outhwaite, formerly of 'EastEnders' and Jason Watkins, who has starred in 'Being Human'.

Welcoming back the Cybermen, Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat told the BBC: "Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing.

"And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it's no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick."

The Cybermen have appeared in Doctor Who since 1966, last making an appearance in 2011 episode 'Closing Time'.

The episode was written by Neil Gaiman and will be directed by Stephen Woolfenden.

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