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The Unquiet Dead 

The Doctor has great expectations for his latest adventure when he and Rose join forces with Charles Dickens to investigate a mysterious plague of zombies.

Director:

Euros Lyn

Writers:

Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat (showrunner)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Alan David ... Gabriel Sneed
Huw Rhys Huw Rhys ... Redpath
Jennifer Hill Jennifer Hill ... Mrs. Peace
Eve Myles ... Gwen Cooper
Simon Callow ... Charles Dickens
Wayne Cater Wayne Cater ... Stage Manager
Michael Povey Michael Povey ... Driver (as Meic Povey)
Zoe Thorne Zoe Thorne ... The Gelth
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Storyline

Rose takes her first trip back in time and she and the Doctor travel to 1869 Cardiff. They take in a reading from none other than Charles Dickens but in the middle of the performance, a zombie-like creature interrupts the performance and there is a ghostly apparition. Rose is kidnapped and taken to the home of an undertaker where alien creatures are living in the gas lighting system and taken possession of the dead. Rose manages to get information from Gwyneth, the parlor maid, that points to her as the central point of contact for the alien beings. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

It was writer Mark Gatiss who suggested Alan David be cast as Sneed the undertaker. See more »

Goofs

Redpath reacts when the lid is taken off of the coffin he is in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabriel Sneed: Sneed and Company offer their sincerest condolences, sir, in this most trying hour.
Redpath: Grandmama had a good innings, Mr. Sneed. She was so full of life. I can't believe she's gone.
Gabriel Sneed: Not gone, Mr. Redpath. Merely sleeping.
Redpath: May I have a moment?
Gabriel Sneed: Yes, of course. I shall be in the next room should you require anything.
[after Sneed leaves, the body rises up and strangles Redpath. Sneed rushes back in]
Gabriel Sneed: Oh, no. Gwyneth! Get down here now! We've got another one!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Traditional
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Unusual....Not bad, Not great either
5 April 2020 | by warlordartosSee all my reviews

I had higher hopes than i should have for this episode. While it has the potential to scare the younger viewers like the Classic Who did; for the adult viewers it drags on a little too long and so loses some of the grip.

Still an above average episode however, as it does have a catching ending


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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 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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