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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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Steven Moffat
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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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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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Comic Relief See more »
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Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Under the Master's cloak, Jonathan Pryce wore his costume from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). See more »

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Daleks: We will explain later!
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The originally transmitted version was in four parts, using the open titles from Part Two. See more »

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Features Doctor Who: Devious (2018) See more »

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Hilarious Parody - But Not for Oversensitive Purists
13 April 2004 | by JomeadSee all my reviews

I grew up with Dr. Who, I enjoy the show, and I laughed my socks off during "The Curse of Fatal Death"

The piece tries to amuse both long-time fans of the show, and casual viewers who only know it 'that cheesy British sci-fi show', so it has a fair bit of juggling to do. However, the the comedy draws from both ends of the spectrum and, I think, can provoke laughter from anyone who has a passing familiarity with the original.

All of the actors (Atkinson, REG, Broadbent et al) manage to put their own mark on the character during their brief interlude as the Gallifreyan Timelord and seemed to have fun doing it. Pryce was clearly having far too much fun hamming it up as The Master. Pryce's comments about prepping for his role make watching the 'making-of' segment on the video worth the time, alone - and the rest of it is quite entertaining, too.

Granted, the humor can be a bit broad, but this isn't a subtle social satire, folks, it's a blatant parody and, as such, some silly things are going to happen. I've heard rumbling complaints from purists about CoFD being "disrespectful" or something and I think that mayhaps those fans are taking themselves too seriously. If you can't laugh at yourself, then it's probably too late for you...


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