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4x. The Next Doctor

4x. The Next Doctor



It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he’s surprised to meet another Doctor, and soon the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?


Written by Russell T. Davies
Directed by Andy Goddard

The Doctor – David Tennant
Jackson Lake – David Morrissey
Miss Hartigan – Dervla Kirwan
Rosita – Velile Tshabalala
Cybershade – Ruari Mears
Cyberleader – Paul Kasey
Mr Scoones – Edmund Kente
Mr Cole – Michael Bertenshaw
Vicar – Jason Morell
Jed – Neil McDermott
Lad – Ashley Horne
Frederic – Tom Langford
Urchin – Jordan Southwell
Docker – Matthew Allick
Cyber Voices – Nicholas Briggs
Cybermen created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis


Jackson Lake: "Might I introduce Rosita. My faithful companion, always telling me off."
The Doctor: "They do that, don’t they?"

Jackson Lake: “I might be in a bit of trouble.”
The Doctor: “Nothing’s changed. I’ve got you.”

The Doctor: “That’s a screwdriver. How is it sonic?”
Jackson Lake: “It makes noise. Isn’t that sonic?”

Jackson Lake: “You ask a lot of questions.”
The Doctor: “I’m your companion.”

Jackson Lake: “You’re a very odd man.”
The Doctor: “I still am.”

The Doctor: "Jackson, if anyone had to be The Doctor, I’m glad it was you."

The Doctor: "They leave because they should or because they find someone else. And some of them, some of them … forget me. I suppose in the end, they break my heart."

Jackson Lake: “But that’s you.”
The Doctor: “Time Lord, TARDIS, enemy of the Cybermen, the one and the only.”

Cyberman: “You are The Doctor.”
The Doctor: “Oh yeah.”
Cybermen: “You will be deleted.”

Miss Hartigan: “Thank you, Doctor. Very glad to be part of your last conversation. Now delete them.”

Miss Hartigan: “But you promised me! You said I’d never be converted.”
Cyberleader: “That was designated a lie.”

Miss Hartigan: “For the love of God, have you no pity?”
Cyberleader: “Correct.”

Miss Hartigan: “What do you make of me, sir, an idiot?”
The Doctor: “No, question is what do you make of me?”
Miss Hartigan “Destroy him.”
The Doctor: “You made me into this.”

Jackson Lake: “You won’t stay?”
The Doctor: “Like you said, you know me.”
Jackson Lake: “I don’t think anyone does.”


The ten incarnations of the Doctor appear in this episode through an infostamp projection.

This is the first episode since "Doomsday" that the Cybermen have appeared in Doctor Who.

David Morrissey was long rumoured to play the next incarnation of the Doctor.