Doctor Who (2005– )
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Rose Tyler is just an ordinary shop worker living an ordinary life in 21st century Britain. But that life is turned upside down when a strange man calling himself The Doctor drags her into an alien invasion attempt!



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Episode complete credited cast:
Elli Garnett ...
Adam McCoy ...
Alan Ruscoe ...
Elizabeth Fost ...
Helen Otway ...
Nestene (voice)


Rose is a shop assistant at Harrods and finds herself in a top floor storage room when the mannequins seem to come to life. She's rescued by a man who calls himself the Doctor but reveals little about himself. Her Internet search leads her to a man who believes that the Doctor is an immortal alien who has been instrumental in averting various Earthly disasters. Their paths cross again and Rose helps the Doctor in fighting a race of plastics-based creatures whose home world may have been destroyed in a battle involving the Doctor. Rose seems like the perfect companion for his future travels. Written by garykmcd

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Did You Know?


The original preview trailers for Series 1 include a scene where the Ninth Doctor is narrowly outrunning a fireball behind him down a concrete tunnel. This is likely set moments after he set off the explosives he laid in Henrik's, and details his escape from the doomed building. See more »


The Doctor and Rose locate the "metal" hatch that leads down into the "Plastic's Leader" blob. Watch carefully after the Doctor removes the "metal" hatch and moves it aside. The entire hatch "pops-up" a second later. This is because it is plastic and it was suctioned to the floor. See more »


[first lines]
Rose Tyler: [rushing out the house] Bye!
Jackie Tyler: See you later.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Promising beginning to the new series of adventures
31 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

With "Rose" the audience is introduced again to the eccentric time-traveller known only as "The Doctor".

Russell T. Davies' script manages to introduce a new Doctor through the eyes of companion-to-be, Rose Tyler, as well as fitting in a rushed but reasonably exciting tale featuring the classic Who baddie, the Autons.

This is 45 minutes of polished, excellent, fun-filled television and it's clear from the outset that the future of the show is in safe hands. While the effects aren't perfect in "Rose", this is early days for a new show and the effects team are in new territory.

Billie Piper is a joy to watch and Ecclestone breathes new life into the legendary Time Lord.

There are plot points in "Rose" that may upset some fans but it's early days and anything can happen in the future...

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