The newly regenerated Doctor travels to present day London and Rose is happy to be home. Her mother is happy to see her, her protestation to the contrary. The Doctor isn't well however suffering from what he describes as a surplus of energy. While he is in a coma-like state, the people of the Earth are threatened by the Sycorax who threaten to destroy one-third of the planet's population if they don't surrender. The Prime Minister, in the apparent absence of the Doctor, asks for assistance from Torchwood but it's slow in coming and the end is fast approaching. Rose's mum Jackie has the cure for the Doctor, however.
Did You Know?
The episode, featuring a British probe captured by aliens while reaching Mars, aired on Christmas 2005, exactly two years after Beagle 2 - the first British probe to Mars - disappeared upon reaching the Red Planet, on Christmas night of 2003. See more
In the bedroom used by the Doctor, around the door damaged by the alien Christmas tree there are clear guide lines to help the carpenter cut out the tree shape. See more
Jackie, Mickey, blimey! No, no, no, no, hold on. Wait there! I've got something to say. I've got something I had to tell you. Something important, what was it? No, no, no, hold on. Tch tch tch tch... Oh, I know! Merry Christmas!
Edited from Doctor Who: Rose
Song for Ten
Written by Murray Gold
Performed by Tim Phillips See more