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The Runaway Bride (6 Jul. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family
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A young bride in the midst of her wedding finds herself mysteriously transported to the TARDIS. The Doctor must discover what her connection is with the Empress of Racnoss's plan to destroy the world.


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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
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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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Howard Attfield's last appearance. 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 »


Lance Bennett: God, she's thick! Months I've had to put up with her, months! A woman who can't even point to Germany on a map!
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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 »


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12 October 2008 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this episode, despite the technical TARDIS errors such as detailed by a few other people who've commented. I think we have to accept that this kind of programme is never going to be completely flawless and get on with it otherwise we just ruin our enjoyment - there's just too much history over the decades for it to be absolutely perfect.

This episode saw the end of Rose and a brief interlude with Donna, the dippy yet feisty bride, picked up in error by the Doctor. Personally I found her to be quite good fun. I always found Rose to be a bit drippy and Donna certainly wasn't that. I know I'm in a minority here, but that's tough, I quite liked Donna - this could be because I haven't been living in the UK for a few years and as such haven't been subjected to a Catherine Tate overload like the rest of the population!

The only problem I had with this episode was that it was supposed to be Christmas and was quite clearly shot in the middle of summer! But there you go, like I say, you can't have everything.

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