Doctor Who (2005– )
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Bad Wolf 

The Doctor, Rose and Jack are separated and forced to compete in twisted and deadly games on the Game Station.


Joe Ahearne


Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation (character: "The Daleks") | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack
Jo Joyner ... Lynda
Jamie Bradley ... Strood
Abi Eniola Abi Eniola ... Crosbie
Davina McCall ... Davinadroid (voice)
Paterson Joseph ... Rodrick
Jenna Russell ... Floor Manager
Anne Robinson ... Anne Droid (voice)
Trinny Woodall Trinny Woodall ... Trine-E (voice)
Susannah Constantine Susannah Constantine ... Zu-Zana (voice)
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Male Programmer (as Jo Stone Fewings)
Nisha Nayar ... Female Programmer
Dominic Burgess ... Agorax


After delivering Margaret the Slitheen to her home planet, the Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack Harkness awaken to find themselves as part of TV reality or game shows. The Doctor is in the Big Brother house; Rose is a contestant on the Weakest Link; and Captain Jack is on What Not to Wear. The only difference is that if you lose on this show, your are evidently eliminated - they take your life. The Doctor manages to escape and quickly realizes where they are: once again on Satellite 5, only this time 100 years beyond their last visit. The Doctor realizes that something has gone very wrong with Earth's development and believes something far more sinister and complex is going on when he learns the satellite is now know as Bad Wolf TV. He and Captain Jack race to find Rose but too late, he realizes that he must once again face his greatest enemy. Written by garykmcd

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Did You Know?


When thousands of Daleks are shouting, "Exterminate", in their ship, a small control panel similar to one from the Dalek time machine in "The Chase" can be seen. See more »


Just before the Doctor remembers what happened to him, behind him and Lynda a crew member can be seen running past. See more »


[the Doctor is in the Diary Room]
The Davina Droid: You are live on channel 44,000. Please do not swear.
The Doctor: You have *got* to be kidding.
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References Call My Bluff (1996) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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The Show Doesn't Get Much Better Or Bolder Than This
10 June 2007 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Despite my earlier criticisms of RTD this episode gets off to a corker BANG The Doctor finds himself in the BIG BROTHER house , Rose becomes a contestant with THE WEAKEST LINK while Captain Jack finds out what the face off means in a fashion show . Even if you don't like the concept of post modernism you have to admit that all this is bloody bold and works superbly

RTD has written a witty episode while director Joe Ahearne shows the viewers that he should be directing Hollywood blockbusters . This really is feature film material with its doom laden atmosphere and very special special FX , and the cast really shine , most of all Eccleston who upon thinking of the characters has been murdered by Ann Droid gives one of the greatest acting performance seen by an actor playing The Doctor . When I say this happens with absolutely no dialogue you start to understand what a great actor he is

This episode also contains one of the best cliffhangers the series has given us as the villains are revealed , it might have been even better still if the previous week's trailer hadn't given this away , but it looks like The Doctor and humanity have suffered an irreversible defeat and you genuine wonder how he's going to get out of this one . I remember counting the seconds to the series finale just as I did when I watched the show in the early 1970s . Anyone want to confess that's the way they felt on a Summer evening in 2005

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Release Date:

2 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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