Doctor Who (2005– )
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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.

Director:

Graeme Harper

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 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

Freema Agyeman has a small role in this episode as Adeola Oshodi, an employee of the Torchwood Institute. Freema went on to play Martha Jones, the Doctor's companion after Rose Tyler. It was later revealed Martha was Adeola's cousin. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, Rose (and the audience) have had all languages translated for them by the TARDIS. Yet when clicking the television around, all the the foreign correspondents are untranslated. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: But I don't understand; the cybermen don't have the technology to build a void ship. How did you manage it?
Cyber Leader: The sphere is not ours. We followed it its wake; its origin is unknown to us.
The Doctor: Then what's inside?
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Connections

References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Ghostbusters
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Parker Jr.
Performed by Billie Piper and David Tennant
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old allies, older enemies
24 January 2007 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

Starting with Rose's heart-breaking monologue and ending in quite possibly the best cliffhanger for a Doctor Who two-parter in recent memory, this episode is full of surprises, returning characters both good as well as evil, great characterization, and more. It's just brilliant all around. The only drawbacks are that it's steeped in Who mythology and for those who for some reason to choose this as their first episode of the current incarnation of Doctor Who will be lost and the other thing is not a detriment of the show in the least. More a detriment to me, as so much happens that I truly can't talk about the actual plot too much without spoiling it. And trust me, this IS an episode you'd want to go into knowing nothing about.

My grade: A


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