The Doctor and his companions prepare to do battle with Davros and the Daleks who are out to destroy everything and everyone in the universe other than themselves. All seems lost when the Daleks apparently destroy the TARDIS but it's not that simple as an empowered Donna - and a new version of the Doctor - take control and face the Dalek menace head on. For one of the Doctor's companions however, there will be a heavy price to pay. Written by
Did You Know?
The scene where the Daleks are speaking German is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that Terry Nation
based the Daleks on the Nazis. See more
When Jack finds Mickey, Jackie and Sarah he does the studs up on the cover to his time-shift device. When he hugs Mickey however, three out of four of the studs have come undone. See more
Step away from the controls!
[she flips a switch
Help me! Help me!
Captain Jack Harkness
Ha ha ha!
[she flips another switch
And... the other way.
What did you do?
A flipstick circuit breaker in the psychonetic threshold manipulator.
But that's brilliant!
Why did we never think of that?
Along with the story's first half, "The Stolen Earth" (#4.12), this episode has the longest opening-credits cast list of the modern series: six names (Tennant, Tate, Agyeman, Barrowman, Sladen and Piper) appear before the title instead of the usual two... in the same amount of time. See more
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more