- Broadcast: 28 June/5th July 2008
- Viewers: 8.78m/10.57m
- Availability: DVD: Series 4 Volume 4
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? With battles on the streets and in the skies, the Doctor and Donna must brave the Shadow Proclamation to find out the truth. However, a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows…
The entire universe is in danger as the Daleks activate their masterplan. The Doctor is helpless, and even the Tardis faces destruction. The only hope lies with the Doctor’s secret army of companions – but as they join forces to battle Davros himself, the prophecy declares that one of them will die.
Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by Graeme Harper
The Doctor – David Tennant
Donna Noble – Catherine Tate
Rose Tyler – Billie Piper
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman
Captain Jack Harkness – John Barrowman
Sarah Jane Smith – Elisabeth Sladen
Jackie Tyler – Camille Coduri
Mickey Smith – Noel Clarke
Harriet Jones – Penelope Wilton
Ianto Jones – Gareth David-Lloyd
Gwen Cooper – Eve Myles
Luke Smith – Thomas Knight
Wilfred Mott – Bernard Cribbins
Sylvia Noble – Jacqueline King
Francine Jones – Adjoa Andoh
Davros – Julian Bleach
General Sanchez – Michael Brandon
Suzanne – Andrea Harris
Trinity Wells – Lachele Carl
Himself- Richard Dawkins
Himself – Paul O’Grady
Drunk Man – Marcus Cunningham
Newsreader – Jason Mohammad
Judoon – Paul Kasey
Shadow Architect- Kelly Hunter
Albino Servant – Amy Beth Hayes
Scared Man – Gary Milner
German Woman -Valda Aviks
Scared Woman – Shobu Kapoor
Chinese Woman – Elizabeth Tan
Liberian Man – Michael Price
Dalek Operators – Barney Edwards, Nick Pegg, David Hankinson, Anthony Spargo
Dalek Voice – Nicholas Briggs
Voice of K-9 – John Leeson
Voice of Mr Smith – Alexander Armstrong
Daleks created by Terry Nation
Daleks: "Exterminieren! Exterminieren! Halt! Sonst werden wir sie Exterminieren! Sie sind jetzt ein Gefangener der Daleks!"
Rose: "She can’t hear me. Have you got a webcam?"
Wilfred: "No, she wouldn’t let me. She said they’re naughty."
Captain Jack: "Gwen, Ianto. You OK?"
Ianto: "No broken bones. Slight loss of dignity. No change there, then."
Donna Noble: " It’s like an outer-space Facebook!"
Davros: "Your voice is different, and yet its arrogance is unchanged".
Sarah Jane Smith: "No, but he’s dead…"
Davros: "Welcome to my new empire, Doctor."
Davros: "Impossible. That face, after all these years."
Sarah Jane: "Davros. It’s been quite a while. Sarah Jane Smith. Remember?"
Davros: "Oh, this is meant to be! The circle of time is closing. You were there on Skaro at the very beginning of my creation."
Sarah Jane: "And I’ve learned how to fight since then. You let the Doctor go, or this warp star, it gets opened."
The Doctor: "You made a new race of Daleks."
Davros: "I gave myself to them. Quite literally. Each one grown from a cell of my own body. New Daleks. True Daleks. I have my children, Doctor. What do you have now?"
Davros: "The man who abhors violence. Never carrying a gun. But this is the truth, Doctor. You take ordinary people and you fashion them into weapons. Behold your Children of Time transformed into murderers. I make the Daleks, Doctor. You make this."
Dalek Caan: "He is coming, the three-fold man, he dances in the lonely places. Oh, creator of us all: The Doctor is coming!"
Davros: "Emergency temporal shift took him back into the Time War itself."
The Doctor: "But that’s impossible. The entire war is time locked."
Davros: "And yet he succeeded. Oh it cost him his mind but imagine: a single, simple Dalek succeeded where emperors and Time Lords have failed. A testament, don’t you think, to my remarkable creation?"
Supreme Dalek: "Negative. No reports of Time Lord. We are beyond The Doctor’s reach."
Davros: "Fascinating. If I had not elevated you beyond crude emotions I could almost mistake that tone for one of victory. Beware your pride."
Supreme Dalek: "Emergency! Locate the TARDIS, find the Doctor!"
Davros: "He will go to the Earth; to find his precious human allies."
Dalek Caan: "And death is coming.. Oh, I can see it, Everlasting death for the most faithful companion… "
Captain Jack Harkness: "Here we go. Good luck, Doctor. "
Donna Noble: "Will somebody tell me what’s going on?"
Rose Tyler: "When he’s dying … his body … it repairs itself. It changes … but you can’t!?
Doctor: "I’m sorry, it’s too late. I’m regenerating."
Davros: "Stand witness, Time Lord; Stand witness, humans: Your strategies have failed, your weapons are useless, and… oh, the end of the universe has come!"
Davros: "Across the entire universe, never stopping, never faltering, never fading. People and planets and stars will become dust. And the dust will become atoms and the atoms will become… nothing. And the wavelength will continue, breaking through the rift at the heart of the Medusa Cascade into every dimension, every parallel, every single corner of creation. *This* is my ultimate victory, Doctor! The destruction of reality *itself*! "
Doctor: "Davros, come with me! I promise I can save you!"
Davros: "Never forget, Doctor! You did this! I name you, forever! You are the Destroyer of Worlds!"
Sarah Jane:"You know, you act like such a lonely man. But look at you! You’ve got the biggest family on Earth."
The Doctor: "I had to wipe her mind completely. Every trace of me or the TARDIS, anything we did together, anywhere we went had to go."
Wilfred: "All those wonderful things she did."
The Doctor: "I know. But that version of Donna is dead, ’cause if she remembers- even for a second- she’ll burn up. You can never tell her. You can’t mention me or any of it for the rest of her life."
Sylvia: "But the whole world’s talking about it! We traveled across space."
The Doctor: "It’ll just be a story. One of those Donna Noble stories where she misses it all again. "
Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman and Elisabeth Sladen are added to the opening titles along David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Billie Piper.
Final regular appearance of Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. She will reprise the role in The End of Time.
Harriet Jones (Penelope Wilton) returns after a long absence. She last appeared in The Christmas Invasion.
Bernard Cribbins (Wilf) faced the Daleks in the 1960s feature film Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD as policemen Tom Campbell.
These episodes mark the first cross-over appearance of Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones from Torchwood, and Luke Smith, Mr Smith and K9 from The Sarah Jane Adventures.
First appearance of Davros since the 1988 Seventh Doctor serial Remembrance of the Daleks
Julian Bleach (Davros) previously appeared in the Torchwood episode Out Of The Rain, as the Ghost Maker.
Paul O’Grady and Richard Dawkins appear as themselves.