Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 9

The Family of Blood (2 Jun. 2007)

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The Doctor must deal with the repercussions of his decision to become human, as The Family Of Blood unveil themselves...

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With the school now under attack and the Doctor still unaware of his true being, the Family of Blood has now taken over the bodies of four individuals. Unable to find the pocket watch, Martha tries to convince the Doctor that the 'dreams' he has recorded in his book are real and that it is his current life as a school master that is the fantasy. The Doctor clings to his new life as John Smith and refuses to accept any suggestion to the contrary. He has a glimpse of what the future would hold for him and Joan Redfern and fights to retain his new identity. Written by garykmcd

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The role of Phillips was offered to Nicholas Briggs but he passed because it was too small. See more »

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When the daughter looks out of the school building it's raining but when it cuts to Baines there is no rain. See more »

Quotes

Joan Redfern: I'm Sorry, John. But you wrote about it. The Blue Box. You dreamt of a blue box.
John Smith: I'm not...
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John Smith: I'm John Smith, that's all I want to be, John Smith. With his life... and his job... and his love. Why can't I be John Smith? Isn't he a good man? Why can't I stay?
Martha Jones: But we need the Doctor.
John Smith: Who am I then? Nothing...? I'm just a story?
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Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Bad Blood (2007) See more »

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Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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4 June 2007 | by (Swindon, England) – See all my reviews

I don't comment often - check :-) This second part of the story really said it all in the last ten minutes. I've either got a really dusty house or tears came up due to the end. What started out as simple Sci-Fi fare ended as a real pause for thought. 'Light' drama can sometime be the most powerful medium and this does it all without being heavy handed or moralistic.

This should be compulsory viewing in schools.

Quite apart from which it's one of the more enjoyable episodes of Doctor Who.

We've had Tim and Daisy from "Spaced" in Doctor Who now so roll on Mike, Marsha, Brian and Tyres!


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