Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 12

The Sound of Drums (23 Jun. 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Family
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 2,055 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

The Doctor, Martha and Jack return to the 21st Century eighteen months after the Doctor and Martha left. They find they've missed the election, and the new Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, is someone they've met before by another name.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 24 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sound of Drums (23 Jun 2007)

The Sound of Drums (23 Jun 2007) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doctor Who.
« Previous Episode | 40 of 113 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Trevor Laird ...
...
...
...
Nichola McAuliffe ...
Nicholas Gecks ...
...
Herself
...
Themselves
Ann Widdecombe ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

With the Master having regenerated himself and taken the TARDIS, the Doctor, Martha and Jack Harkness manage to return to Earth. When they arrive, they see the new British Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, on television and Martha immediately recognizes his voice: it's the regenerated Master. He announces that he has been contacted by alien beings and that they will arrive in two days' time. Despite an attempt by the American President to take over the situation, the Master is very much in charge. The situation is particularly stressful for Martha in particular as the Master has taken her family as prisoners. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 2007 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene setting up the introduction of the Toclafane, the Master offers his wife a Jelly Baby, which was the candy of choice for the 4th doctor (Tom Baker). See more »

Goofs

When the Master stands up on the Valiant to announce his that he is "the Toclafane's Master", President Winters is visible in the background, only the Toclafane aren't there. In the next shot, they return, buzzing around Winters' head. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: You work for Torchwood?
Captain Jack Harkness: I swear to you, it's different. It's changed. There's only half a dozen of us...
The Doctor: Everything Torchwood did, and you're part of it.
Captain Jack Harkness: The old regime was destroyed at Canary Wharf. I rebuilt it, I changed it, and when I did that, I did it for you, in your honour.
See more »

Connections

Features Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
John Simms The Heath Ledger of Dr Who
7 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lke Jack Nicholson/Heath Ledger in Batman, John Simm totally was the star. He made David Tennant look like Colin Baker in the Dr Who stakes. Every bit of screen time he had, was classic. It's always more fun to play baddies and he needs to come back to this show ASAP. The Master has always been the No1 Dr Who baddie- period. However compared to John Simms, The previous actors come off as Dick Darstidly gone wrong! I have worn out my VHS seeing his scenes. Don't forget the Scissor Sisters Scenes- very funny and when regenerates- pure quality. Even when he dies, he refuses defeat. Please resurrect his character, as you need a flamboyant pyschopath with a taste for camp retro themed disco music on Saturday Evening TV!!!!!!!!!!


7 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just Started Watching, Questions! peeetabread
A surprising fact about Murray Gold doctorwhofan134
OK. What did I miss? tonycarr
Some overheard dialogue from the Robin Hood episode in Series 8 slow_cheetah
List of all episodes? mxp13107
Expalantion erik-wells1
Discuss The Sound of Drums (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page