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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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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Penny Carter was originally going to be the main companion of Series Four. See more »

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When Miss Foster uses her sonic device on the window-washer's crane, she points it at the right-side cable, but it's the left-side cable that breaks. See more »

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The Doctor: Tell me, Roger, have you got a cat flap?
[next scene, on floor looking through cat flap]
Roger Davey: It was here when I bought the house. I never bothered with it, really. I'm not a cat person.
The Doctor: No, I've met cat people. You're nothing like them.
Roger Davey: Is that what it is, though: cats getting inside the house?
The Doctor: Well, thing about cat flaps is, they don't just let things in; they let things out as well.
Roger Davey: Like what?
The Doctor: "The fat just walks away."
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Featured in Doctor Who: Journey's End (2008) See more »

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Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa
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Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Performed by Dusty Springfield
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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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