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Bad Wolf 

The TARDIS team is separated and forced to compete in twisted and deadly games on the Game Station.


Joe Ahearne


Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation (character: "The Daleks")

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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 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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Release Date:

2 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


This episode was watched by 6.81 million viewers on its original transmission, winning a 37.92% audience share. See more »


When The Doctor, Lynda and Strood sit down to watch Crosbie on the TV screen, the Doctor puts his hands behind his head, but when the camera is behind them, his arms are crossed, then when it switches back to in front of them, his arms are behind him again. See more »


Captain Jack Harkness: What's a Defabricator?
Captain Jack Harkness: [his clothes get disintegrated]
Captain Jack Harkness: Okay, defabricator, does exactly what it says on the tin. Am I naked in front of millions of viewers?
Zu-ZanaTrine-e: [enthusiastically] Absolutely.
Captain Jack Harkness: Ladies, your viewing figures just went up.
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References Stars in Their Eyes (1990) See more »


The Weakest Link Theme
Written by Paul Farrer
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One of the Best Doctor Who Cliffhangers since the 70s
2 November 2006 | by The_SandheaverSee all my reviews

In this extraordinary episode, The Doctor has to try and solve a huge mystery as he, Rose and Jack are all suddenly separated from each other after they are seemingly abducted from the TARDIS. To make things even more bizarre, The Doctor is suddenly a house mate in Big Brother, Rose is a contestant on The Weakest Link, and Jack is in what not to wear. Stranger still, all the hosts seem to be murderous robots.

However, when the Doctor finally finds out just where he is, he realises that the consequences of something he did at the very same place some time ago is having serious ramifications now, and the people of Earth are easy prey to one of the Doctor's deadliest that the Doctor is determined to fight against to save Rose. Brace yourself for one of the most extraordinary cliff-hanger endings of a Doctor Who episode ever...

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