Doctor Who: Bonnie Langford’s Mel Is Back For Series 14

Almost 40 years since she was Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy’s time-travelling companion, Melanie Bush is back for an epic adventure with Ncuti Gatwa

Bonnie Langford
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Bonnie Langford is returning to Doctor Who, reprising her role of legendary companion Melanie Bush.

We first met Mel in 1986, going on time-travelling adventures first with the sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, and then his successor Sylvester McCoy in 1987. During six stories spanning 20 episodes, she encountered villains and monsters aplenty, including the plant-based slave race the Vervoids, genocidal humanoids called the Bannermen, and the infamous renegade Time Lady The Rani.

Now Bonnie Langford is bringing Mel back for an epic adventure with the fifteenth Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa:

And, as showrunner Russell T Davies is keen to point out, it “isn’t just a cameo: Bonnie is right in the thick of the action, battling monsters and chaos and cliffhangers, right at the Doctor’s side, just like the old days.”


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