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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As with the previous episode, scriptwriter Paul Cornell based this episode upon his 1995 Doctor Who novel, "Human Nature", making this two-parter the first time in series history that an original Doctor Who novel was adapted for television. 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 »

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Son of Mine: [chasing people with a gun]
Son of Mine: We've been hiding for too long, this is sport!
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References The League of Gentlemen (1999) See more »

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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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