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The Christmas Invasion 

It's Christmas Eve, but this is to be a far from silent night - the cruel Sycorax have come to Earth to enslave mankind and, as ever, only The Doctor can stop them. Unfortunately, he's lying in a coma in Jackie's home...

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James Hawes
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Penelope Wilton ... Harriet Jones
Daniel Evans ... Danny Llewellyn
Adam Garcia ... Alex
Sean Gilder ... Sycorax Leader
Chu Omambala ... Major Blake
Anita Briem ... Sally
Sian McDowall Sian McDowall ... Sandra
Paul Anderson ... Jason
Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy ... Mum
Sean Carlsen ... Policeman
Jason Mohammad ... Newsreader 1 (as Jason Mohammed)
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first time a television drama was permitted to film atop the Tower of London. See more »

Goofs

When explaining information about Guinevere One there's a misspelling of the probe (Guinivere) twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Doctor: 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!
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who: Human Nature (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Tennant!
2 March 2019 | by GelaosSee all my reviews

Besides Tennant's Doctor, whom I loved immediately, is this episode utterly uninteresting.


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