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The Family of Blood 

The Doctor must deal with the repercussions of his decision to become human, as The Family Of Blood unveil themselves...

Director:

Charlie Palmer (as Charles Palmer)

Writer:

Paul Cornell
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
Jessica Hynes ... Joan Redfern
Rebekah Staton ... Jenny
Thomas Brodie-Sangster ... Tim Latimer (as Thomas Sangster)
Harry Lloyd ... Baines
Tom Palmer ... Hutchinson
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan ... Clark
Lor Wilson Lor Wilson ... Lucy Cartwright (as Lauren Wilson)
Pip Torrens ... Rocastle
Matthew White Matthew White ... Phillips
Sophie Turner Sophie Turner ... Vicar
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Storyline

With the school now under attack and the Doctor still unaware of his true being, the Family of Blood has now taken over the bodies of four individuals. Unable to find the pocket watch, Martha tries to convince the Doctor that the 'dreams' he has recorded in his book are real and that it is his current life as a school master that is the fantasy. The Doctor clings to his new life as John Smith and refuses to accept any suggestion to the contrary. He has a glimpse of what the future would hold for him and Joan Redfern and fights to retain his new identity. Written by garykmcd

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2007 (UK) 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

Fourteen days of rain caused difficulty for the production of the episode. See more »

Goofs

When the daughter looks out of the school building it's raining but when it cuts to Baines there is no rain. See more »

Quotes

Joan Redfern: Women might train to be doctors, but hardly a scivvy and hardly one of your colour.
Martha Jones: Oh, d'you think? Bones of the hand. Carpal bones, proximal row: scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform. Distal row: trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, hamate. Then the metacarpal bones extending in three distinct phalanges: proximal, middle, distal.
Joan Redfern: You read that in a book.
Martha Jones: Yes, to pass my exams!
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Connections

Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: Bad Blood (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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4 June 2007 | by HairyHackerSee all my reviews

I don't comment often - check :-) This second part of the story really said it all in the last ten minutes. I've either got a really dusty house or tears came up due to the end. What started out as simple Sci-Fi fare ended as a real pause for thought. 'Light' drama can sometime be the most powerful medium and this does it all without being heavy handed or moralistic.

This should be compulsory viewing in schools.

Quite apart from which it's one of the more enjoyable episodes of Doctor Who.

We've had Tim and Daisy from "Spaced" in Doctor Who now so roll on Mike, Marsha, Brian and Tyres!


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