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The Girl in the Fireplace 

The Doctor, Mickey and Rose land on a spaceship in the 51st century only to find 18th century Versailles on board, the time of Madame De Pompadour! To find out what's going on the Doctor must enter Versailles and save Madame De Popmpadour but it turns into an emotional roller coaster for the Doctor.

Director:

Euros Lyn

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Sophia Myles ... Reinette
Ben Turner Ben Turner ... King Louis
Jessica Atkins Jessica Atkins ... Young Reinette
Angel Coulby ... Katherine
Gareth Griffiths Gareth Griffiths ... Manservant (as Gareth Wyn Griffiths)
Paul Kasey ... Clockwork Man
Ellen Thomas ... Clockwork Woman
Jonathan Hart Jonathan Hart ... Alien (voice)
Emily Joyce ... Alien (voice)
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Storyline

The Doctor, Rose and Mickey materialize in the 51st Century on-board a derelict space craft. While searching for the crew, they discover that all of the ship's energy is being diverted to maintain "time windows" - two-way portals in space and time - all of which are pointed at France at various points in the 18th Century. Who is the young woman on the other side who calls for the Doctor by name, and what is the crisis that is about to befall her? And who in the 51st Century is watching all this? Written by Balkaster

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The script originally contained out-of-order meetings between the Doctor and Reinette in which she recalls seeing him at her convent school, which he later visits. See more »

Goofs

When Madame de Pompadour is walking in the gardens with her friend, the Doctor ducks down behind a pillar so he will not be seen. He puts his hands on the pillar but in the next shot they are gone, then they are back again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[members of the royal court are running and screaming]
King Louis: We are under attack! There are creatures - I don't even think they're human - we can't stop them!
Madame Du Pompadour: [staring at a broken clock on the mantel] The clock is broken. He's coming.
King Louis: Did you hear what I said?
Madame Du Pompadour: [she turns and steps up to him] Listen to me: there is a man coming to Versailles. He has watched over me my whole life, and he will not desert me tonight.
King Louis: What are you talking about? What man?
Madame Du Pompadour: The only man, save you, I have ever ...
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: New New Doctor (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Could Have Danced All Night
Written by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner (1956)
Performed by David Tennant
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Pure Genius
9 August 2006 | by Brackster-1See all my reviews

This episode was the best in the current series by far. It had everything in it - a great cast, brilliant gags and was incredibly historically accurate. This was about the only episode in the current series that actually sent shivers down my spine with monsters under the bed and all that and Arthur the horse - marvellous! Also, in my opinion, it had to contain the ultimate Micky gag - The Doctor's "I let you keep Micky!" Had me in stitches!

One of the creepiest things about the clockwork robots had to be the grinning carnival masks - great choice by the costume people there.

Congratulations to all the cast and crew here, and especially to the writer - Stephan Moffat.

10 out of 10.


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