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The Shakespeare Code 

The Doctor takes Martha to London in 1599, where William Shakespeare's new play is being used by three witches in an evil plan.

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Dolly Bailey
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Peter Streete
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As The Doctor and Martha travel for the first time together in the TARDIS, they land unexpectedly in 1599 Tudor London, where the world is under threat from the evil Carronites, and only history's most notorious playwright William Shakespeare can help to save the world Written by Anon

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7 April 2007 (UK)  »

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Trivia

William Shakespeare, then played by Hugh Walters, had previously appeared in the first part of the six-part serial 'Doctor Who: The Chase' (_"Doctor Who" (1963) {The Executioners (#2.30)_). See more »

Goofs

When Martha is running down the stairs and sees Lynley dying on the street, she tell The Doctor, "It's that Lynley Guy," even though his name is mentioned in the early scene when he bans the performance of LOVE'S LABOR WON, and she has no way of knowing his name. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: [shouting] The play's the thing.
[turning to Shakespeare]
The Doctor: And yes, you can use that.
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Space Craft (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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the shakesphere code
8 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

hey, i thought the episode was really good. funny. upbeat and generally very well acted. the witches were very well costumed. visual effect were very well done. we can still see that the doctor is still in love with rose as he still thinks about her and her name keeps him going. shake-sphere is played by dean Lennox Kelly Also known as Kev from shameless. very very good indeed. David Tennant still puts a lot of energy into the work and plays hes character brilliantly . Freema is doing very well as a person shes settled in extremely well and has been welcomed into the family of doctor who!


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