- Broadcast: 14 May 2005
- Viewers: 8.06m
- Availability: DVD Series 1: Volume 3
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. Even the Doctor is powerless, as the Human Race is devoured.
Written by Paul Cornell
Directed by Joe Ahearne
The Doctor – CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON
Rose Tyler – BILLIE PIPER
Jackie Tyler – CAMILLE CODURI
Pete Tyler – SHAUN DINGWALL
Registrar – ROBERT BARTON
Young Rose – JULIA JOYCE
Stuart – CHRISTOPHER LLEWELLYN
Sonny – FRANK ROZELAAR-GREEN
Sarah – NATALIE JONES
Bev – EIRLYS BELLIN
Suzie – RHIAN JAMES
Young Mickey – CASEY DYER
The Doctor: "I did it again. I picked another stupid ape. I should have known. It’s not about showing you the universe. It never is. It’s about the universe doing something for you."
Rose: "So you’re a bit of a Del Boy then?"
The Doctor: [to baby Rose] "Now, Rose… You are not going to bring about the end of the world, are you?"
This episode takes place in the year 1986.
Near the beginning of the episode, an ‘Energize’ poster has the words "BAD WOLF" graffitied over it.
The Doctor actually dies without regenerating.
Shaun Dingwall will reprise the role of Pete Tyler in episode five and six of series two.