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:
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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A scene was deleted that showed The Doctor, Donna and Lance cramming themselves into a rather small SMART car to get to H R Clemens. David Tennant's parents, his sister-in-law and his two nieces all appeared as extras in the background. However, none of them ended up in the finished episode. See more »


While the time-frame is set to be December in England, the trees in the background on the motorway chase are lush and green. See more »


Donna Noble: [notices Rose Tyler's clothing and picks it up] I knew it. Acting all innocent. I'm not the first, am I? How many women have you abducted?
The Doctor: [after a long pause] That's my friend's.
Donna Noble: Where is she? Hopped out for a spacewalk?
The Doctor: She's gone.
Donna Noble: Gone where?
The Doctor: I lost her.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.7 (2006) See more »


A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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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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