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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

Writer:

Mark Gatiss
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Cast

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

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Mark Gatiss' original script was bleaker and more frightening, including details about the previous death of Gwyneth's younger brother. He was advised by Russell T. Davies to "make it more of a romp." See more »

Goofs

At the end, The Doctor and Rose treat Charles Dickens by making the TARDIS dematerialise in front of him. The engines begin to grind but the twin engine pumps do not move. 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: Time Trouble (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Traditional
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Pure Doctor Who fun
5 April 2018 | by robertmooring-13902See all my reviews

Whilst I would consider this episode marginally superior to the episodes that precede it, it still has that same quality to it. It is slightly more fantastical and scary, although it is still child friendly, and it is a very entertaining episode.


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