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All of her life, Rose's mother told how great a man her father Pete was. He was killed by a hit and run driver when Rose was just a baby and among her many regrets was that her father died ... See full summary »

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Joe Ahearne

Writer:

Paul Cornell
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Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Shaun Dingwall ... Pete Tyler
Robert Barton Robert Barton ... Registrar
Julia Joyce Julia Joyce ... Young Rose Tyler
Christopher Llewellyn Christopher Llewellyn ... Stuart Hoskins
Frank Rozelaar-Green Frank Rozelaar-Green ... Sonny Hoskins
Natalie Jones Natalie Jones ... Sarah Clarke
Eirlys Bellin Eirlys Bellin ... Bev
Rhian James Rhian James ... Suzie
Casey Dyer Casey Dyer ... Young Mickey
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All of her life, Rose's mother told how great a man her father Pete was. He was killed by a hit and run driver when Rose was just a baby and among her many regrets was that her father died alone, just lying on the street. Rose asks the Doctor to take her back to that day. Rather than just be with him when he dies, she actually saves him and later admits that this was her plan all along. She soon realizes that her parents' marriage was not exactly the golden relationship she had claimed it to be. Far worse however, is that by saving her father, Rose has created a tear in space and time with the result that Reapers are now feasting on humans. The Doctor isn't sure he'll be able to make everything right. Pete knows what he has to do, however. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Peter Alan Tyler was born on September 15, 1954 and died on November 7, 1987. See more »

Goofs

Rose has brown eyes. Baby Rose has very vivid blue eyes (some babies are born with blue eyes, but not that blue). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rose Tyler: [voiceover] Peter Alan Tyler, my Dad. The most wonderful man in the world. Born 15th September, 1954.
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References The Langoliers (1995) See more »

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Don't Mug Yourself
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Written by Mike Skinner
Performed by The Streets
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The 9th Doctor at his best
6 November 2016 | by studioATSee all my reviews

He may have only had ownership of the TARDIS for one series but I thought Christopher Eccleston's Doctor was great, and never better than in this smart and heartfelt episode.

It's a simple "what happens if you alter something in time?" premise, but the performances given by Shaun Digwell and Billie Piper elevate it to being so much more.

For his part Eccleston may not have to carry the drama, but everything he does say, every little facial expression speaks volumes.

Since these early 'new who' episodes the show has got increasingly complicated, over dramatic and dull. These early series episodes were accessible and enjoyable.

I think this was one of the best episodes from his one series as the Doctor.


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