At the end of Series One, Rose and the Doctor defeated the Daleks and saved the Earth. But at a cost. The Doctor Rose grew to love has gone. Can she trust a man with a new face?
David Tennant steps into the role of the Doctor for the second series of Doctor Who. Following on from the phenomenal success of the first series that took British television by storm in 2005, the second instalment is full of new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak and some terrifying new monsters. Together, the Doctor and Rose travel back in time to the Highlands of Scotland, to find Queen Victoria confronted by a terrifying Werewolf; and back further still to 18th Century France, where lethal Clockwork Androids stalk Versailles. In the future, an evil race of Cat Nurses hide a sinister secret at the heart of their hospital – and the human race is threatened by a remorseless silver army of emotionless Cybermen.
1. New Earth: The Doctor and Rose board the Tardis for new adventures in time and space. But when they visit mankind’s new home, far in the future, they find gruesome secrets hidden inside a luxury hospital. And an enemy thought long since dead, the paper-thin Cassandra, is out for revenge…
2. Tooth and Claw: The Doctor and Rose have to protect Queen Victoria, but can anything stop the Empire of the Wolf?
3. School Reunion: The Doctor investigates a contemporary London school which is being haunted by strange, bat-like creatures at night. While at the school, the Doctor finds his old friend, Sarah Jane Smith, already working undercover. Both have old scores they must settle, and Rose discovers the true legacy of being a Time Lord’s companion.
4. The Girl In The Fireplace: The Doctor finds love – -and evil droids – in 18th-century France. Madame de Pompadour is being haunted by a stranger called the Doctor. Can he save her from the clockwork killers?
5. Rise Of The Cybermen (Part 1 of a two-part story): The Tardis is trapped on a parallel Earth and Rose discovers that her father is still alive. But sinister forces are at work, and British society is being prepared for the Ultimate Upgrade. Meanwhile, an old enemy of the Doctor’s is about to be reborn…
6. The Age Of Steel (Part 2 of a two-part story): The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the populace. While Jackie falls under Lumic’s control, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey are reduced to fugitives in a world of terror. A last, desperate attack on the Cyberfactory is their only chance – but will they all survive?
7. The Idiot’s Lantern: It is 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain huddle round their television and radio sets to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumours of monsters on the streets, and the tormented Mr Magpie is hiding a strange and alien secret…
8. The Impossible Planet (Part 1 of a two-part story): Rose finds herself further away from home than ever before, in the orbit of a Black Hole. Trapped with an Earth expedition and the mysterious Ood, the time-travellers face an even greater danger as something ancient beneath the planet’s surface begins to awake.
9. The Satan Pit (Part 2 of a two-part story): Rose battles the murderous Ood and the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core, as the Pit beckons. With the planet threatening to fall into the Black Hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice – but can he save the entire universe from the Beast?
10. Love & Monsters: An ordinary man called Elton becomes obsessed with the Doctor and Rose and their mysterious blue box. But when Elton’s investigations bring him to the attention of the enigmatic, cold and powerful Victor Kennedy, his harmless hobby suddenly plunges him into a living nightmare.
11. Fear Her: When the Tardis lands in 2012, the Doctor plans to show Rose the London Olympics. But on a nearby housing estate, a desperate mother is hiding her daughter’s unearthly powers. Can the Doctor defeat the danger nestling at the heart of an ordinary British household?
12. Army of Ghosts: The human race rejoices as the ghosts of loved ones return home in the latest adventure from the nation’s favourite time traveller. But as the Doctor, Rose and Jackie investigate the Torchwood Tower, the whole of modern-day Earth threatens to fall to an almighty invasion force.
13. Doomsday: It’s the end of an epic journey as two mighty armies wage war across the Earth, with the human race caught in the middle. But as an unstoppable terror emerges from beneath Torchwood, the Doctor faces an even greater dilemma – does saving the world mean the death of Rose Tyler?
Cast & Crew
Starring David Tennant (Casanova, The Quatermass Experiment, Harry Potter),Billie Piper (Canterbury Tales), Camille Coduri (England Expects, Nuns on the Run), Noel Clarke (Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Judge John Deed), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Little Britain)
Producer Phil Collinson (Sea of Souls); Executive Producers Julie Gardner,Russell T Davies
Directors James Hawes, Euros Lyn, Graeme Harper
Writers Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk, Bob and Rose, Mine All Mine, The Second Coming), Steven Moffat (Coupling), Toby Whithouse, Tom MacRae, Matt Jones
Tennant is inspired casting - mildly dotty but with a hint of danger
Exciting, intelligent and imaginative; a little bit scary and very, very funny. The special effects are wondrous
The chemistry between the Doctor (David Tennant) and Rose (Billie Piper) fairly crackles
Sydney Morning Herald
|Run Time||About 10 3/4 Hours|
|Number of Discs||N/A|
|Release Date||Jan 16, 2007|