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Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)

Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rowan Atkinson ... The Doctor
Richard E. Grant ... The Doctor
Jim Broadbent ... The Doctor
Hugh Grant ... The Doctor
Joanna Lumley ... The Doctor
Julia Sawalha ... Emma
Jonathan Pryce ... The Master
Roy Skelton ... Daleks (voice)
Dave Chapman ... Daleks (voice)
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Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death See more »

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Production Co:

Comic Relief See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Comic Relief parody is non canon and has nothing to do with the 1963 series, the 1996 TV movie and the 2005 revived series. Rowan Atkinson is the unofficial 9th incarnation of The Doctor. When the series returned in 2005, Christopher Eccleston was cast as the official 9th Doctor Who. See more »

Quotes

[to a Dalek, as the Master has fallen into the sewers AGAIN]
The 9th Doctor: Don't worry, I believe he knows the way out.
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Alternate Versions

The originally transmitted version was in four parts, using the open titles from Part Two. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Master When: Public Domain Doctor Who (2015) See more »

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Outstanding!
14 January 2001 | by drwhobob-2See all my reviews

This parody, originally aired on Red Nosed Day as a 4-part skit, is now available in the US as a two-part story on VHS, along with additional footage on the making of, and some interesting extras, and is well worth the purchase.

Rowan Atkinson is brilliant in his very Tom Baker-ish portrayal of the Doctor, although I do detect a hint of Sylvester McCoy. Jonathan Pryce is hilariously sinister as the Master, bringing much Roger Delgado to the role.

The show pokes good-natured fun at the original series, especially the infamous "I'll tell you later" asides that are never explained.

Worth a look by all Dr. Who fans.


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