401. Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime



Donna Noble is determined to find the Doctor again – even if it means braving the villainous Miss Foster and her hordes of sinister Adipose. But when the alien threat escalates out of control, can Donna find her Time Lord before the march of the Adipose begins?


Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by James Strong

The Doctor – David Tennant
Donna Noble – Catherine Tate
Miss Foster – Sarah Lancashire
Wilfred Mott – Bernard Cribbins
Sylvia Noble – Jacqueline King
Penny Carter – Verona Joseph
Stacey Harris – Jessica Gunning
Roger Davey – Martin Ball
Craig Staniland – Rachid Sabitri
Clare Pope – Chandra Ruegg
Suzette Chambers – Sue Kelvin
Taxi Driver – Jonathan Stratt


Donna: "He’s still out there somewhere. And I’ll find him, Gramps, even if I have to wait a hundred years. I’ll find him."

Donna: (miming) "I, came here, trouble, read about it, internet, I thought, trouble equals you! And this place is weird! Pills! So I hid. Back there. Crept along. Heard this lot. Looked. You! Cos they.."
Donna: "Oops."
Miss Foster: "Are we interrupting you?"
The Doctor: "Run!"

Donna: "Oh, my God! I don’t believe it! You’ve even got the same suit. Don’t you ever change?"

Donna: "You look older."
The Doctor: "Thanks."
Donna: "Still on your own?"
The Doctor: "Yep. Well, no. I had this friend. Martha, she was called. Martha Jones. She was brilliant. And I destroyed half her life. But she’s fine. She’s good. She’s gone."

Penny: "You can’t tie me up! What sort of a country do you think this is?"
Miss Foster: "Oh, it’s a beautifully fat country and, believe me, I’ve travelled a long way to find obesity on this scale."

Donna: "What are you going to do then? Blow them up?"
The Doctor: "They’re just children, they can’t help where they came from."
Donna: "Oh, well that makes a change from last time. That Martha must have done you good."
The Doctor: "Yeah, she did, yeah.. yeah, she did. She fancied me."
Donna: "Mad Martha that one. Blind Martha. Charity Martha!"

Doctor: "Here we are, the TARDIS. It’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside…"
Donna: "Oh, I know all that bit. Although, frankly, you could turn the heating up."

The Doctor: "I just want a mate."
Donna: "You just want to mate?!?"
The Doctor: "A mate! I want A mate!"
Donna: "You ain’t mating with me, sunshine!"


The theme tune is remixed again for this episode.

Second appearance of Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins) and Sylvia Noble (Jaqueline King).

The episode was dedicated to Howard Attfield who played Donna’s father in The Runaway Bride. He was due to reprise the role, but passed away during filming.

Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) appears briefly in this episode . She was last seen Doomsday. Her appearance was not shown during press screenings to keep it a secret.