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The Sound of Drums 

The Doctor, Martha and Jack return to the 21st Century eighteen months after the Doctor and Martha left. They find they've missed the election, and the new Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, is someone they've met before by another name.

Director:

Colin Teague

Writers:

Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat (showrunner)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack Harkness
John Simm ... The Master
Adjoa Andoh ... Francine Jones
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Tish Jones
Trevor Laird Trevor Laird ... Clive Jones
Reggie Yates ... Leo Jones
Alexandra Moen ... Lucy Saxon
Colin Stinton ... President
Nichola McAuliffe Nichola McAuliffe ... Vivien Rook
Nicholas Gecks Nicholas Gecks ... Albert Dumfries
Sharon Osbourne ... Sharon Osbourne
McFly ... McFly
Ann Widdecombe Ann Widdecombe ... Ann Widdecombe
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Storyline

With the Master having regenerated himself and taken the TARDIS, the Doctor, Martha and Jack Harkness manage to return to Earth. When they arrive, they see the new British Prime Minister, Harold Saxon, on television and Martha immediately recognizes his voice: it's the regenerated Master. He announces that he has been contacted by alien beings and that they will arrive in two days' time. Despite an attempt by the American President to take over the situation, the Master is very much in charge. The situation is particularly stressful for Martha in particular as the Master has taken her family as prisoners. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

First appearance of Lucy Saxon. See more »

Goofs

The first time you see the close up of the Master saying 'Gasmask' he has it on upside down as the logo is above the tube. See more »

Quotes

Vivien Rook: All of it-the schooldays, his degree, even his mother and father- it's all invented. Look, Harold Saxon never went to Cambridge. There was no Harold Saxon. The thing is, it's obvious. The forgery is screaming out, and yet no one can see it. It's as if he's mesmerised the entire world.
Lucy Saxon: I think perhaps you should leave now.
Vivien Rook: Eighteen months ago, he became real. This is his first honest-to-God appearance, just after the downfall of Harriet Jones and at the exact same time they launched the Archangel ...
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Connections

Features Doctor Who: Army of Ghosts (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Voodoo Child
Performed by Rogue Traders
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John Simms The Heath Ledger of Dr Who
7 November 2007 | by nwestwood1See all my reviews

Lke Jack Nicholson/Heath Ledger in Batman, John Simm totally was the star. He made David Tennant look like Colin Baker in the Dr Who stakes. Every bit of screen time he had, was classic. It's always more fun to play baddies and he needs to come back to this show ASAP. The Master has always been the No1 Dr Who baddie- period. However compared to John Simms, The previous actors come off as Dick Darstidly gone wrong! I have worn out my VHS seeing his scenes. Don't forget the Scissor Sisters Scenes- very funny and when regenerates- pure quality. Even when he dies, he refuses defeat. Please resurrect his character, as you need a flamboyant pyschopath with a taste for camp retro themed disco music on Saturday Evening TV!!!!!!!!!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2007 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color
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