I went down to London this morning to pose your questions to Freema Agyeman, and it all went swimmingly. Aw, she's lovely.
Anyhow, she confirmed that she begins filming on Torchwood very soon - in about three weeks. In fact, she's been out and about today buying new outfits for Martha to wear on the show.
What she couldn't confirm - yet! - was how much of season four she'll be appearing in - that's still top secret. So although she's returning to Doctor Who mid-season, we still don't know if she'll be popping up in multiple episodes ( a la Captain Jack), or staying for the rest of the season. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
Amongst the burning issues we discussed were:
* Will Martha be swearing like a docker once she joins Torchwood?
* What was the worst thing about working in Blockbuster?
* David Tennant or John Barrowman: who does the best farts?
Thanks to everyone who posted their questions online, plus the scores of you who flooded my inbox (oo-er). You can look foward to reading Freema's answers in a future issue of SFX...
In the meantime, if you're a Freema fan, you might like to check out the latest bunch of BBC Audiobooks releases - abridged readings of the last three Tenth Doctor novels, by members of the cast. Freema reads The Last Dodo.
It's available to buy now, RRP £9.99. You can get it from the BBC Shop . You can also purchase the reading as a download from the usual digital retailers.