Series 1 – 2005

Series 1 Titles

Doctor Who was relaunched to a new audience in 2005 with viewing figures of over 10 million. The 2005 series featured Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler. This series also saw the return of the Daleks.

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Rose

Written by: Russell T Davies

Ratings: 10.8 Million

Originally Broadcast: 26th March 2005

When Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, her life will never be the same again. Soon she realises that her mum, her boyfriend, and the whole of Earth are in danger. The only hope for salvation lies inside a strange blue box.

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The End of the World

Written by: Russell T Davies

Ratings: 8.0 Million

Originally Broadcast: 2nd April 2005

Its the year Five Billion, and the Doctor and Rose arrive on Platform One to journey through time. The Sun is about to expand and swallow the Earth but, amongst the alien races gathering to watch, a murderer is at work.

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The Unquiet Dead

Written by: Mark Gatiss

Ratings: 8.0 Million

Originally Broadcast: 2nd April 2005

The Doctor and Rose travel back through time to Victorian Cardiff, where the dead are walking and creatures made of gas are on the loose. The time travellers team up with Charles Dickens to investigate Mr Sneed, the local Undertaker.

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The Aliens of London

Written by: Russell T Davies

Ratings: 7.6 Million

Originally Broadcast: 16th April 2005

The Doctor takes Rose home. But when a spaceship crash-lands in the Thames, London is closed off and the whole world goes on Red Alert. While the Doctor investigates the alien survivor, Rose discovers that her home is no longer a safe haven. Who are the Slitheen?

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World War Three

Written by: Russell T Davies

Ratings: 8.0 Million

Originally Broadcast: 23rd April 2005

The Doctor takes Rose home. But when a spaceship crash-lands in the Thames, London is closed off and the whole world goes on Red Alert. While the Doctor investigates the alien survivor, Rose discovers that her home is no longer a safe haven. Who are the Slitheen?

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Dalek

Written by: Robert Shearman

Ratings: 8.6 Million

Originally Broadcast: 30th April 2005

Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an alien race. When The Doctor and Rose investigate, they discover that The Doctor’s oldest, and most deadly, enemy is about to break free…

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The Long Game

Written by: Russell T Davies

Ratings: 8.0 Million

Originally Broadcast: 30th April 2005

Adam catches a glimpse of the wonders of travelling in the Tardis, as they head to a future, where Satellite 5 broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But anyone promoted to Floor 500 is never seen again, and the Doctor suspects mankind is being manipulated.

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Fathers Day

Written by: Russell T Davies

Ratings: 8.0 Million

Originally Broadcast: 14th May 2005

Rose travels back to 1987 to witness the day her father died, but when she interferes in the course of events, the monstrous Reapers are unleashed upon the world, and a wedding day turns into a massacre.

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The Empty Child

Written by: Steven Moffat

Ratings: 7.1 Million

Originally Broadcast: 21st May 2005

It is 1941 and the Blitz is raging. A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the Army, while homeless children, living on the bombsites, are being terrorised by an unearthly child. And when Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness, it seems she may have found a hero better than the Doctor himself…

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The Doctor Dances

Written by: Steven Moffat

Ratings: 6.8 Million

Originally Broadcast: 6.8 Million

It is 1941 and the Blitz is raging. A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the Army, while homeless children, living on the bombsites, are being terrorised by an unearthly child. And when Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness, it seems she may have found a hero better than the Doctor himself…

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Boom Town

Written by: Russell T. Davies

Ratings: 7.7 Million

Originally Broadcast: 4th June 2005

When the TARDIS crew take a holiday, The Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. It soon transpires that plans to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff city are disguising an alien plot to rip the world apart. And when The Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within traps.

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Bad Wolf

Written by: Russell T. Davies

Ratings: 6.8 Million

Originally Broadcast: 11th June 2005

The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack, have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station, but a far more dangerous threat is lurking, just out of sight. The Doctor realises that the entire human race has been blinded to the threat on it’s doorstep, and Armageddon is fast approaching.

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The Parting of the Ways

Written by: Russell T. Davies

Ratings: 6.9 Million

Originally Broadcast: 18th June 2005

The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack, have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station, but a far more dangerous threat is lurking, just out of sight. The Doctor realises that the entire human race has been blinded to the threat on it’s doorstep, and Armageddon is fast approaching.

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