The Doctor is in present-day London and hops on a number 200 bus that suddenly travels through a wormhole. He and the other passengers find themselves in the middle of the desert which he later determines to be on a planet in a galaxy clear across the universe. Aboard the bus one of the passengers is Lady Christina de Souza, a rather accomplished thief who was on the run after having successfully stolen a very valuable piece from a museum. She's quite enthusiastic and proves to be quite helpful as The Doctor tries to unravel what has happened to them and most importantly, devise a means of returning, given that the bus is firmly stuck in the sand and heavily damaged. Back in London, Captain Erisa Magambo has taken charge of the situation and faces the prospect of having to permanently close the wormhole before the travelers can return. Written by
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The "four knocks" which is supposed to introduce the darkness that signifies the doctor's "last song" may be the four bars last heard in "The Sound of Drums" and "Last of the Timelords", a sound which haunted The Master. See more
When Lady Christine De Souza is going down the shaft in the aliens' ship to acquire the jewel, she is stopped by 'The Doctor.' When she resumes her descent, you can see a cable used to tip her over attached to her right boot heel. See more
People have traveled with me and I've lost them... lost them all... never again.
Credit at the end of "Planet of the Dead": LATER THIS YEAR THE WATERS OF MARS See more
References Doctor Who: Midnight
"Doctor Who Closing Credits"
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more