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401. PARTNERS IN CRIME
Broadcast: 05/04/08
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: James Strong
Viewers: 9.14m

Former companion Donna tracks down The Doctor during an alien emergency in modern-day London.
402. THE FIRES OF POMPEII
Broadcast: 12/04/08
Writer: James Moran
Director: Colin Teague
Viewers: 9.04m

The Doctor and Donna arrive in Pompeii in AD 79, on the eve of the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
403. PLANET OF THE OOD
Broadcast: 19/04/08
Writer: Keith Temple
Director: Graeme Harper
Viewers: 7.50m

The Doctor takes Donna to her first alien world – but the Ood-Sphere reveals some terrible truths about the human race.
404. THE SONTARAN STRATAGEM (1)
Broadcast: 26/04/08
Writer: Helen Raynor
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Viewers: 7.06m

Martha Jones summons the Doctor back to modern-day Earth, but an old enemy lies in wait.
405. THE POISON SKY (2)
Broadcast: 03/05/08
Writer: Helen Raynor
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Viewers: 6.53m

The Sontarans activate their masterplan and begin to choke the whole of planet Earth. UNIT is left defenceless, with a traitor in their ranks.
406. THE DOCTOR’S DAUGHTER
Broadcast: 10/05/08
Writer: Stephen Greenhorn
Director: Alice Troughton
Viewers: 7.33m

The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life on the distant planet Messaline, in the middle of an endless war.
407. THE UNICORN AND THE WASP
Broadcast: 18/05/08
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Director: Graeme Harper
Viewers: 8.41m

The Doctor and Donna join forces with Agatha Christie to encounter a body in the library, poisoned cocktails and a Vespiform seeking revenge
408. SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY (1)
Broadcast: 31/05/08
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Euros Lyn
Viewers: 6.27m

One hundred years ago, the universe’s greatest library was sealed off, leaving only one warning: "Count the shadows".
409. FOREST OF THE DEAD (2)
Broadcast: 07/06/08
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Euros Lyn
Viewers: 7.84m

As the shadows rise and march, the Doctor forges an alliance with the mysterious River Song.
410. MIDNIGHT
Broadcast: 14/06/08
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Alice Troughton
Viewers: 8.05m

The Doctor is trapped, alone, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight. Soon, the knocking on the wall begins.

411. TURN LEFT
Broadcast: 21/06/08
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Graeme Harper
Viewers: 8.09m

Donna’s entire world collapses, but there’s no sign of the Doctor. Instead, she finds help from a mysterious blonde woman.
412. THE STOLEN EARTH (1)
Broadcast: 28/0608
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Graeme Harper
Viewers: 8.78m

Earth’s greatest heroes assemble in a time of dire need. But can the Doctor’s secret army defeat the might of the new Dalek Empire?

413. JOURNEY’S END (2)
Broadcast: 05/07/08
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Graeme Harper
Viewers: 10.57m

The entire universe is in danger as the Daleks activate their masterplan. The Doctor is helpless, and even the Tardis faces destruction.
SPECIAL. THE NEXT DOCTOR
Broadcast: 25/12/08
Writer: Russell T. Davies
Director: Andy Goddard
Viewers: 13.1m

It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. Are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?