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Army of Ghosts 

When ghosts of loved ones appear all over the world the Doctor traces the phenomena to the Torchwood Tower, where some old friends and enemies are waiting.


Graeme Harper


Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks") | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Tracy Ann Oberman ... Yvonne Hartman (as Tracy-Ann Oberman)
Raji James Raji James ... Dr. Rajesh Singh
Freema Agyeman ... Adeola
Hadley Fraser ... Gareth
Oliver Mellor ... Matt
Barbara Windsor ... Peggy Mitchell
Hajaz Akram Hajaz Akram ... Indian Newsreader
Anthony Debaeck Anthony Debaeck ... French Newsreader
Takako Akashi Takako Akashi ... Japanese Newsreader
Paul Fields Paul Fields ... Weatherman
David Warwick David Warwick ... Police Commissioner


As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes that there is a more sinister motive behind their appearence. And deep within the Torchwood tower, a mysterious sphere containing the greatest enemies of the Doctor is opened... Written by bazzmund

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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


Yvonne Hartman was originally written for a older actress but when none of the performers in that age range were free. The much younger Tracy Ann Oberman was hired. See more »


When Yvonne is taking the Doctor and Jackie to the Sphere Room, there is a sign opposite the door that has the words "Torchwood Institute." When Rose is going into the Sphere Chamber, beneath the sign are directions to the Reception, Canteen and Lever Room as well. The whole sign disappears when you see the corridor from inside the Chamber. See more »


Rose Tyler: Planet Earth. This is where I was born. And this is where I died. For the first nineteen years of my life nothing happened. Nothing at all. Not ever. And then I met a man called The Doctor. A man who could change his face. And he took me away from home in his magical machine. He showed me the whole of time and space. I thought it would never end. That's what I thought. But then came the Army of Ghosts, then came Torchwood and the war. And that's when it all ended. This is the story of how I ...
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Written by Ray Parker Jr.
Performed by Billie Piper and David Tennant
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Unpredictable and excellent.
8 February 2017 | by Maladjusted_1See all my reviews

After two of the worst "Doctor Who" episodes shown since the show's revival("Love & Monsters" and "Fear Her"), the writers deliver an outstanding episode. The instalments set in contemporary London are usually fairly tame in sci-fi terms. The imaginative concepts and designs used in episodes like "The Impossible Planet" are of course harder to replicate in a real-world setting, and so I never expect a mind-blowing episode whenever we see the TARDIS appear within walking distance of Jackie Tyler's flat. With "Army of Ghosts", things change. The show's creators manage to make this present-day episode into one of the most unpredictable and truly mesmerising yet.

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