The Doctor is baffled when a young woman is transported to the TARDIS on her wedding day, and attempts to find out how she is connected to an alien plot to destroy Earth.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Don Gilet ...
Howard Attfield ...
Trevor Michael Georges ...
Vicar (as Trevor Georges)
Glen Wilson ...
Taxi driver
Krystal Archer ...
Rhodri Meilir ...
Zafirah Boateng ...
Little Girl
Robot Santa


Donna, a middle aged woman who is on the verge of marrying her fiancé; Lance finds herself transported within the confines of an immense spaceship. That spaceship being the TARDIS. Much to the shock of the obnoxious Bride as well as the Doctor who has just recently had to get over the departure of Rose Tyler. The Time Lord learns that Donna is in some way linked to an alien plot to destroy the planet Earth. With time ticking away and the Doctor having to face off against a small army of robotic Santa's once again. Can he prevent the evil Empress of the Racnoss's plot to eradicate the world? Written by Robert McElwaine

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6 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Mr. Saxon reference: the Empress' spacecraft is shot down on the orders of Mr. Saxon. See more »


When Donna and The Doctor are first running down the tunnel away from the TARDIS, the door is open but in the next scene it is closed. See more »


[last lines]
Donna: Doctor.
The Doctor: [opening the TARDIS door] Oh, what is it now?
Donna: That friend of yours, what was her name?
The Doctor: [almost broken tone of voice] Her name was Rose.
[the Doctor closes the TARDIS door, the TARDIS starts to dematerialize, then it launches into the sky like a rocket]
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Catherine Tate receives co-star credit on the episode "The Runaway Bride" - the only time in the show's history (to date) that a guest star has been so credited. See more »


Featured in Doctor Who: The Sound of Drums (2007) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Technical Errors
28 December 2006 | by (Ayr, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

I was left pondering over a number of technical issues with this episode since the Doctor explained early on in his first incarnation about the danger of the doors being open whilst the TARDIS is in flight.

Then there's the TARDIS scanner. The TARDIS has always had a scanner just as the TARDIS has always had a control in the centre control console to open the doors.

There was no explanation either for the arachnid since the Doctor dealt with the planet of the spiders before he regenerated to his fourth incarnation. These stories are too short and are failing to provide any background. For a franchise that is older than Star Trek, it's coming up short when filling in the gaps, crossing the t's and dotting the i's. Perhaps I'm taking it too seriously as it does entertain you for a spare 40 minutes or so providing you ignore Catherine Tate.

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