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World War Three 

The fiendish Slitheen have been unmasked as the ones who crashed the spaceship into London as part of a ruse to trigger World War Three. But how can The Doctor save the planet when he's trapped inside a locked room?



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Doctor Who
... Rose Tyler
David Verrey ... Joseph Green
... Jackie Tyler
... Harriet Jones
... Mickey Smith
... General Asquith
Morgan Hopkins ... Sergeant Price
Andrew Marr ... Andrew Marr
... Margaret Blaine
... Strickland (as Steve Spiers)
... Reporter Tom Hitchingson
Lachele Carl ... Reporter
Corey Doabe ... Spray Painter
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)  »

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(Dolby 5.1)


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


When Harriet Jones brings up that the Slitheen 'fart' doesn't smell like a fart, Rose assists her by saying "bad breath". Rose was never in the same room with a Slitheen when there was a 'gas exchange'. See more »


Slitheen: Who are you, if not human?
Harriet Jones: Who's not human?
Rose Tyler: He's not human.
Harriet Jones: He's not human?
The Doctor: Can I have a bit of hush?
Harriet Jones: Sorry.
The Doctor: [to Slitheen]
The Doctor: So what's the plan?
Harriet Jones: [in soft voice, to Rose] But he's got a Northern accent!
Rose Tyler: [just as soft] Lots of planets have a North.
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Featured in What Lies Beneath (2008) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Not good
7 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Farting aliens? Really? Doctor Who is my favorite show, but these episodes are not good. Harriet Jones is a good character, but the farting aliens just kill any momentum the story has going. A 7.1 is way too high for these episodes.

If this episode made you quit watching, keep on going, because it gets really good.

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