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Aliens of London 

The Doctor returns Rose to her own time - well, sort of - but her family reunion is ruined when a spaceship crashes in the middle of London. What is the origin of the spaceship, and where has the Prime Minister gone in this time of crisis?


Keith Boak


Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat (showrunner)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Corey Doabe Corey Doabe ... Spray Painter
Ceris Jones Ceris Jones ... Policeman
Jack Tarlton ... Reporter Tom Hitchingson
Lachele Carl ... Reporter
Fiesta Mei Ling Fiesta Mei Ling ... Ru
Basil Chung Basil Chung ... Bau
Matt Baker Matt Baker ... Matt Baker
Andrew Marr Andrew Marr ... Andrew Marr
Rupert Vansittart ... General Asquith
David Verrey David Verrey ... Joseph Green
Navin Chowdhry ... Indra Ganesh
Penelope Wilton ... Harriet Jones


The Doctor and Rose return to present day London where she finds that she hasn't been away for the 12 hours she thought had gone by, but 12 months. Her mother had been searching for her frantically, having filed a report with the police and putting posters with her photo on every lamp post. To their amazement, an alien spacecraft crashes in the Thames and Earth has it's first contact with extra-terrestrial beings. The Prime Minister has vanished however and those in charge are not what they seem to be. Working with the only Member of Parliament who seems to be in London, Rose and the Doctor battle a race of alien beings, the Slitheen, who want to destroy the Earth and sell if off, piece by piece. Written by garykmcd

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Christopher Eccleston and Naoko Mori would later costar in Lennon Naked (2010) as John Lennon and Yoko Ono. See more »


When Jacqui has called the police to her flat the Doctor alternates between shots, sometimes having his hands in his pockets, other times having his arms crossed. See more »


[first lines]
[the TARDIS materializes on the Powell Estate, and the Doctor and Rose step out]
Rose Tyler: How long have I been gone?
The Doctor: Twelve hours.
[They both laugh]
Rose Tyler: Oooh! Right, I won't be long, I'm just gonna see my mum.
The Doctor: What're you going to tell her?
Rose Tyler: I don't know! I've been to the year 5 billion... and only been gone, what, 12 hours?
[the Doctor gives something between a laugh and a snort]
Rose Tyler: No, I'll just tell her I've spent the night at Shareen's. See you later!
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Performed by David Bowie
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Farting Aliens!!!
8 November 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

In another bizarre episode exploring a good premise when a UFO spaceship crash at Big Ben's Tower landing in the Thames river provoking a panic in the city, but drop with a several farts loose by aliens whose take over the Preme Minister's house, going to a laughable and distasteful episode instead to drive into a serious UFO crash in London, some weird situation for all over, worst to be continued in next episode!!!


First watch: 2017 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 6

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Release Date:

31 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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