Series 1 (2005)

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101. ROSE
Broadcast: 26/03/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Keith Boak
Viewers: 10.81m

When Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called The Doctor, her life will never be the same again.


102. THE END OF THE WORLD
Broadcast: 02/04/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Euros Lyn
Viewers: 7.97m

It’s the year Five Billion, and the Doctor and Rose arrive on Platform One where the Sun is about to expand and swallow the Earth.


103. THE UNQUIET DEAD
Broadcast: 09/04/05
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Euros Lyn
Viewers: 8.86m

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.


104. ALIENS OF LONDON (1)
Broadcast: 16/04/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Joe Ahearne
Viewers: 7.63m

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.


105. WORLD WAR THREE (2)
Broadcast: 23/04/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Joe Ahearne
Viewers: 7.98m

With the Doctor, Rose and Harriet Jones trapped inside Downing Street, the world edges towards mankind’s first Interplanetary War.


106. DALEK
Broadcast: 30/04/05
Writer: Robert Shearman
Director: Joe Ahearne
Viewers: 8.63m

Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an alien race. The Doctor’s oldest enemy is about to break free.


107. THE LONG GAME
Broadcast: 07/05/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Brian Grant
Viewers: 8.01m

In the far future, Satellite Five broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But the Doctor suspects mankind is being manipulated.


108. FATHER’S DAY
Broadcast: 14/05/05
Writer: Paul Cornell
Director: Joe Ahearne
Viewers: 8.06m

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.


109. THE EMPTY CHILD (1)
Broadcast: 21/05/05
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: James Hawes
Viewers: 7.11m

London, 1941, at the height of the Blitz. A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the army, while homeless children are being terrorised by an unearthly child.


110. THE DOCTOR DANCES (2)
Broadcast: 28/05/05
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: James Hawes
Viewers: 6.86m

The Child’s plague is spreading throughout wartime London, and its zombie army is on the march.


111. BOOM TOWN
Broadcast: 04/06/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Joe Ahearne
Viewers: 7.68m

When the Tardis crew take a holiday, but The Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead.


112. BAD WOLF (1)
Broadcast: 11/06/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Joe Ahearne
Viewers: 6.81m

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.


113. THE PARTING OF THE WAYS (2)
Broadcast: 18/06/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Joe Ahearne
Viewers: 6.91m

Rose Tyler has faced danger and seen wonders alongside The Doctor, but now their friendship is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war.


SPECIAL: THE CHRISTMAS INVASION
Broadcast: 25/12/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: James Hawes
Viewers: 9.84m

Christmas becomes a time of terror for Planet Earth, as the whole of mankind falls under the shadow of the alien Sycorax.


SPECIAL: CHILDREN IN NEED 2005
Broadcast: 18/11/05
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Euros Lyn

Following directly on from events in The Parting of the Ways, Rose struggles to come to terms with the Doctor’s regeneration.


SPECIAL: ATTACK OF THE GRASKE
Broadcast: 25/12/05
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Director: Ashley Way

A special interactive episode broadcast after The Christmas Invasion. Viewers were challenged to take on the alien species The Graske in a series of challenges.