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World War Three 

The Slitheen have infiltrated Parliament and have the Doctor and his friends trapped as the Doctor works to prevent them from starting World War Three.


Keith Boak

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
David Verrey David Verrey ... Joseph Green
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Penelope Wilton ... Harriet Jones
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Rupert Vansittart ... General Asquith
Morgan Hopkins Morgan Hopkins ... Sergeant Price
Andrew Marr Andrew Marr ... Andrew Marr
Annette Badland ... Margaret Blaine
Steve Speirs ... Strickland (as Steve Spiers)
Jack Tarlton ... Reporter Tom Hitchingson
Lachele Carl Lachele Carl ... Reporter
Corey Doabe Corey Doabe ... Spray Painter
Elizabeth Fost Elizabeth Fost ... Slitheen


Now locked in the reinforced Cabinet Room, the Doctor and Rose finally learn of the Slitheen's intentions. Having locked themselves in however, how they will manage to stop them becomes a major issue. While trying to keep the aliens at bay, the Doctor works against the clock to destroy them the only way he knows how - to blow up 10 Downing Street. To so however, Rose's boyfriend Mickey will have to hack into a submarine's computer and launch a missile. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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The working title for this episode was 10 Downing Street. See more »


Mickey identifies the HMS Taurean as a Trafalgar class submarine. The weapons selection screen shows that the sub is carrying Polaris and Trident ballistic missiles. The Trafalgar class is an attack submarine, designed to hunt and kill other submarines. It would not be carrying ballistic missiles as part of its weapons load. See more »


The Doctor: [talking about firing a missile at 10 Downing street] That's the thing. If I don't dare, everyone dies.
Rose Tyler: Do it.
The Doctor: You don't even know what it is. You'd just let me?
Rose Tyler: Yeah.
Jackie Tyler: Please, Doctor, please, she's my daughter, she's just a kid.
The Doctor: Do you think I don't know that? 'Cause this is my life, Jackie - it's not fun, it's not smart, it's just standing up and making a decision because nobody else will.
Rose Tyler: Then what are you waiting for?
The Doctor: I could save the world but lose you.
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Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A great conclusion
5 April 2018 | by robertmooring-13902See all my reviews

This episode concludes its predecessor brilliantly. It is rated almost exactly the same as the first and together these two make a satisfactory double episode.

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