Doctor Who: Season 2, Episode 13

Doomsday (22 Dec. 2006)

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Earth becomes the battlefield for the greatest and deadliest war of all time, as the Daleks and the Cybermen clash with the whole universe at stake. The Doctor and Rose, reunited with old ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Hayden-Smith ...
Yvonne Hartman (as Tracy-Ann Oberman)
Raji James ...
Dalek / Cybermen (voice)
Barnaby Edwards ...
Nicholas Pegg ...
Stuart Crossman ...
Anthony Spargo ...
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Earth becomes the battlefield for the greatest and deadliest war of all time, as the Daleks and the Cybermen clash with the whole universe at stake. The Doctor and Rose, reunited with old friends and Cybermen experts Mickey and Jake, race to find a way to bring the war to an end before it brings about the destruction of the whole of space and time. But the Doctor soon faces an even bigger dilemma - could ending the war mean the death of Rose? Written by Anonymous

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This episode was watched by 8.22 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »


When the Doctor calls Rose when she is with the Daleks, you can see on the screen of her phone that the call has been going on for at least 57 seconds, but she just answered the call. See more »


Rose Tyler: This is the story of war on earth...
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Credit at the end of "Doomsday": "Doctor Who will return in The Runaway Bride" See more »


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Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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An amazingly powerful close to the episode.
23 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you take Rose Tyler out, you make an all to familiar error in episodic television. People want a face, a person, an emotional investment for the show to carry, cherish even protect. This show moves from danger to danger and a new generation of viewers is following and Rose is our steady link to this chaotic light speed introduction into "the Doctor's" world. With so many things that we're asked to accept you must give us our constant attachment to Billie Piper's face and Rose's innocence turned confidence in the face of multiple calamities. If you move on without giving us our face, I may still follow but you'll never get the same emotional investment nor the same desire to follow.

Billie Piper, oooh. Well played. I'm not some renowned critic or some stiff aristocrat spouting opinions in the Queen's English. I'm not going to effect your life in the slightest way with my feelings. But by golly that was some impressive acting, for TV or any other medium. Brava!

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