Doctor Who: Season 1, Episode 8

Father's Day (28 Apr. 2006)

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All of her life, Rose's mother told how great a man her father Pete was. He was killed by a hit and run driver when Rose was just a baby and among her many regrets was that her father died ... See full summary »

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All of her life, Rose's mother told how great a man her father Pete was. He was killed by a hit and run driver when Rose was just a baby and among her many regrets was that her father died alone, just lying on the street. Rose asks the Doctor to take her back to that day. Rather than just be with him when he dies, she actually saves him and later admits that this was her plan all along. She soon realizes that her parents' marriage was not exactly the golden relationship she had claimed it to be. Far worse however, is that by saving her father, Rose has created a tear in space and time with the result that creatures are now feasting on humans. The Doctor isn't sure he'll be able to make everything right. Pete knows what he has to do, however. Written by garykmcd

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Pete Tyler (Shaun Dingwall) was described in the episode as "a bit of a Del Boy", a reference to Derek "Del Boy" Trotter from Only Fools and Horses.... (1981). In 2010, Dingwall portrayed Del Boy's father, Reg Trotter, in the prequel Rock & Chips (2010). See more »

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When everyone runs into the church, Jackie picks up what is obviously an empty baby carrier, as it swings back, showing no baby inside it. See more »

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[first lines]
Rose Tyler: [voiceover] Peter Alan Tyler, my Dad. The most wonderful man in the world. Born 15th September, 1954.
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One of the best Doctor Who episodes
8 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode has one of the strongest plots in the Doctor Who series. Yes, it is from season one. And the lead actors Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper have good chemistry. The supporting cast does their job well too. The premise of the episode is going back in time to try to save a life. The emotional dialogue and acting made this episode interesting. Rose is really likable and the Doctor is at it again! The Doctor also shows some bravery. Rose's dad is a funny character but he also has some redeemable traits. And Rose's mother is funny too. The monsters in the episode are not too scary for a younger audience to watch. And the special effects were cool.


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