With a new weight-loss pill tested in London by Adipose Industries, The Doctor goes to investigate the sinister truth behind the product, only to find out that his old friend Donna Noble is investigating as well.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Verona Joseph ...
Penny Carter
Stacey Harris
Martin Ball ...
Roger Davey
Craig Staniland
Chandra Ruegg ...
Clare Pope
Sue Kelvin ...
Suzette Chambers
Jonathan Stratt ...
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Independently of one another, the Doctor and Donna Noble are investigating Adipose Industries who claim to have created a revolutionary diet pill. The head of Adipose, Miss Foster, runs a pretty tight ship and they have been quite successful. Donna visits several people who have taken the pills and as advertised, the pills seem to be working. Except of course for the person that virtually vanishes, excerpt for a strange little creature in the bathroom sink. The Doctor and Donna join up eventually and come to the realization that there is definitely something alien behind what is going on. Written by garykmcd

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25 April 2008 (USA)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


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1.78 : 1
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This episode takes place in 2009. See more »


At the end, when the Doctor is telling Donna he wants a "mate" (buddy) it's raining quite hard when it's showing Donna, but not when showing the Doctor. When Donna is hiding the keys it has quit raining but no one is wearing rain gear and no one is wet. See more »


Sylvia Noble: It's my turn for the car. What d'you need it for?
Donna Noble: A quick getaway.
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Featured in Doctor Who: The Sontaran Stratagem (2008) See more »


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"I'm waving at fat!"
26 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ahh! The return of Donna Noble. I love this character and the comedy she brought to the show! So, obviously I'm excited when I hear she's returned to who! Sadly, this episode wasn't a great restart for Miss Tate. The plot seemed to be just thrown in there. An idea that the writers said about: "wouldn't it be funny if..." But eventually they had to use it. So, though the plot was just plain silly, the acting was top notch. Though the villain didn't really have a huge role, her acting made her slightly villain like. At least compared to chunks of baby fat! But Tate and Tennat really showed the comedy in this episode. In their first encounter in PIC they really had me rolling! So, while this episodes plot is quite sickening, watch just for a laugh! Because Tennant and Tate are quite the duo!

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