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David Tennant
The Stolen Earth/Journey's End
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Synopsis


Davros
Davros
 Earth’s greatest heroes assemble, to fight the New Dalek Empire. But a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows…

 As Davros and the Daleks threaten the entire universe, The Doctor’s companions join forces.

 But the prophecy declares that one of them will die…

Source: BBC DVD


General Information

Season: Thirty (New Series 4)
Production Code: 4-12/4-13
Story Number: 198 (New Series: 42)
Episode Numbers:750 - 751 (New Series: 54 - 55)
Number of Episodes: 2
Percentage of Episodes Held:100%
Production Dates: February - March 2008
Broadcast Started: 28 June 2008
Broadcast Finished: 05 July 2008
Colour Status: Colour
Studio: BBC Wales (Upper Boat, Pontypridd)
Location: Cardiff, Tonteg, Pontypridd, Penarth, Nantgarw and Dinas Powys (South Wales).
Writer:Russell T Davies
Director:Graeme Harper
Producer:Phil Collinson
Executive Producers:Julie Gardner and Russell T Davies
Script Editor:Lindsey Alford
Editor:William Oswald
Production Executive:Julie Scott
Production Manager:Peter Bennett
Production Designer:Edward Thomas
Director of Photography:Ernie Vincze BSC
Casting Director:Andy Pryor CDG
Costume Designer:Louise Page
Make-Up Designer:Barbara Southcott
Cameramen:Roger Pearce (Operator) and Rory Taylor (Operator)
Incidental Music:Murray Gold
Special Sounds (SFX Editor):Paul Jefferies
Sound Recordist:Julian Howarth
Sound Supervisor:Paul McFadden
Sound Editor:Doug Sinclair
Visual Effects:The Mill
Special Effects:Any Effects
Prosthetics:Millennium FX
Stunt Co-ordinator:Abbi Collins
Title Music:Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Arranged by Murray Gold
Music Performed By: The BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Daleks Originally Created By: Terry Nation
K9 Originally Created By: Bob Baker and Dave Martin
Number of Doctors: 1
The Doctor: David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor)
Number of Companions: 7The Companions: Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) (Rejoins and Departs), John Leeson (voice only) (K9 Mk III) (Rejoins and Departs), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) (Departs), John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) (Rejoins and Departs), Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith) (Rejoins and Departs), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones) (Rejoins and Departs) and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble) (Departs) Number of Acquaintances: 2The Acquaintances: Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler) (Rejoins and Departs) and Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) Guest Cast: Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble), Penelope Wilton (Harriet Jones), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Thomas Knight (Luke Smith), Adjoa Andoh (Francine Jones), Paul O'Grady (Himself) Additional Cast: Julian Bleach (Davros), Michael Brandon (General Sanchez), Andrea Harris (Suzanne), Lachele Carl, (Trinity Wells), Richard Dawkins (Himself), Marcus Cunningham (Drunk Man), Jason Mohammad (Newsreader), Paul Kasey (Judoon), Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect), Amy Beth Hayes (Albino Servant), Gary Milner (Scared Man), Barney Edwards (Dalek Operator), Nick Pegg (Dalek Operator), David Hankinson (Dalek Operator), Anthony Spargo (Dalek Operator), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Voice), Alexander Armstrong (Voice of Mr Smith), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Valda Aviks (German Woman), Shobu Kapoor (Scared Woman), Elizabeth Tan (Chinese Woman), Michael Price (Liberian Man)Setting: London, Torchwood 3, Cardiff, New York City (2008); Ostehagen Station 1, Germany (2008); Shadow Proclamation, The Crucible, Medusa Cascade and Parallel Earth (circa 2010s) . Villains: Daleks and Davros

The Episodes

No. Episodes Broadcast
(UK)
Duration Viewers
(Millions)
In Archive
750The Stolen Earth28 June 200845'41"8.8Yes
751Journey's End05 July 200863'04"10.6Yes

Total Duration 1 Hour 49 Minutes


Audience Appreciation

Average Viewers (Millions) 9.7
Doctor Who Magazine Poll (2008)90.00%  (Position = 1 out of 11)
Doctor Who Magazine Poll (2009)84.62% Lower (Position = 13 out of 200)
Doctor Who Magazine Poll (2014)82.10% Lower (Position = 35 out of 241)


Archives


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Notes


The opening sequence, as well as David Tennant and Catherine Tate, includes previous companions. These are: Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Elisabeth Sladen and Billie Piper.

For the first time in the show just after the opening credits mention is given to more than just The Doctor and his companions - these being for episode 1; Penelope Wilton, Adjoa Andoh, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd. Episode 2 includes; Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, Adjoa Andoh, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd.

Before the title sequence in episode two there is a brief recap of the main events that took place in the first episode.

The title of episode 1, "The Stolen Earth", of this two part story was withheld until two weeks before broadcast, as, according to Executive Producers Russell T Davies, ‘it gives away too much’.

This story features the return of many past characters, including five companions and the recurring villain Davros, his first television appearance since the 1988 Seventh Doctor story "Remembrance of the Daleks". Julian Bleach, who plays Davros, appeared as the "Ghostmaker" in the Torchwood episode "From Out of the Rain". Davros has been referenced twice since Doctor Who restarted in 2005, but never by name. He was referred to in the 2005's story "Dalek" as a ‘man who was king of his own little world’ and in "Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks" as the creator ‘who removed emotion to make them stronger’.

Freema Agyeman reprises her role as Martha Jones for the second time in the show, and John Barrowman and Elisabeth Sladen return as Captain Jack Harkness and Sarah Jane Smith. Unlike in Sladen's last Doctor Who appearance, "School Reunion", she receives credit in the opening titles. Adjoa Andoh returns as Francine Jones for the first time since "The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords", while Penelope Wilton reprises the role of Harriet Jones, last seen in "The Christmas Invasion".

Michael Brandon (who plays the part of General Sanchez) is probably best known for his portrayal of tough 80's New York cop Lt. James Dempsey in the 1980s television show Dempsey and Makepeace.

Kelly Hunter (who plays the Shadow Architect) appeared in the BBC's 2005 adaptation of Bleak House alongside Carey Mulligan, who played Sally Sparrow in the 2007's story "Blink".

This story marks the first crossover with spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures with Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles - who previously played Gwyneth in the 2005 Doctor Who story "The Unquiet Dead"), Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd), Luke Smith (Thomas Knight), and Mr Smith (Alexander Armstrong) starring. There are also several mention of events within those respective series. Sarah Jane's encounter with the Slitheen, seen in The Sarah Jane Adventures stories "Revenge of the Slitheen" and "The Lost Boy", is mentioned by Captain Jack Harkness. Similarly, the events of Torchwood episode "Exit Wounds" and the deaths of Torchwood personnel Toshiko Sato and Owen Harper are alluded to by Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones in the face of what they feel is imminent death. The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood characters Maria Jackson, Alan Jackson, Clyde Langer and Rhys Williams are all referenced.

Jason Mohammad reprises his role as the newsreader from "Turn Left", and Lachele Carl also reappears as the recurring American newsreader from Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures, credited as "Trinity Wells". Dalek Caan also returns in this story for the first time since "Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks", along with the Judoon from "Smith and Jones". Television host Paul O'Grady and biologist Richard Dawkins also appear as themselves in brief scenes - continuing the pattern of celebrity appearances in the final story of every season since the show's revival in 2005.

This isn't the first time Bernard Cribbins has faced the Daleks. He originally starred in the 1966 Amicus Doctor Who film Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD as policemen Tom Campbell. The film, starring Peter Cushing as Doctor Who, was based on the 1964 First Doctor story "The Dalek Invasion of Earth". The Supreme Dalek's red colour scheme is a nod to the Dalek Controller from these two Dalek films.

This story marks the first on-screen appearance of the Shadow Proclamation, first mentioned in "Rose", and the Medusa Cascade, which was first mentioned in "The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords". The Judoon debuted in the 2007's story "Smith and Jones". Donna Noble mentions that 'the bees have disappeared', an occurrence seeded in several stories in this season including "Partners in Crime", "Planet of the Ood", "The Unicorn and the Wasp" and "Turn Left", whilst the events of "Turn Left" as a whole are also referenced when the servant at the Shadow Proclamation mentions to Donna that there had been 'something on her back'. The regeneration effect seen here is the same style used in "Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways" and "Utopia", where the Ninth Doctor and The Master regenerated respectively.

Among the planets that have been stolen are Callufrax Minor, Woman Wept, Clom, Adipose 3, Pyrovilia and the Lost Moon of Poosh – mentioned in "The Pirate Planet", "Boom Town", "Love & Monsters", "Partners in Crime", "The Fires of Pompeii", and "Midnight" respectively. The latter story is referenced by Wilfred Mott, who mentions Donna phoning from the diamond planet Midnight. The Doctor theorizes how the lost planets were taken asking Donna if there were electrical storms or freak weather before she left Earth; these symptoms are the symptoms of an imminent H2O scoop as seen in "Smith and Jones". Pushing something out of sync with the rest of time, as is done with the stolen planets, is also used by the Sontarans to disguise the alien technology in the ATMOS devices in "The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky".

The Doctor says ‘Someone tried to move the Earth once before. A long time ago’. This is possibly a reference to either 1964 First Doctor story "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", in which the Daleks tried to move the Earth but their attempts to pilot the planet were thwarted by the pull of the Earth's magnetic core, or the 1986 The Trial of a Time Lord season where the Earth was moved as part of a shady cover-up by The Time Lords.

Also mentioned in this story is Mr. Copper, a character who appeared in "Voyage of the Damned", as the inventor of the sub-wave network.

The airborne aircraft carrier Valiant, which last appeared in "The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky", also appears, and is apparently destroyed by the Daleks.

The gun Captain Jack Harkness uses near the end of this story is the gun he created from the Defabricator, previously seen in "Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways".

This isn't the first time milkmen have featured in Doctor Who - the Third Doctor disguised himself as one to break into Global Chemicals during 1973's "The Green Death" and a milkman was attacked by a Cheetah Person at the start of 1988's "Survival".

Despite their many encounters, The Doctor has only been shot by a Dalek twice before: in 1973's "Planet of the Daleks" (when a Dalek deliberately disabled the Third Doctor by zapping his legs) and in 1975's "Genesis of the Daleks", when, just prior to blowing up the Daleks' incubation room, The Fourth Doctor received a glancing blow to his hand from a Dalek ray.

The proclamation ‘My vision is not impaired!’ by a Dalek when it is unaffected by Wilfred Mott's paintball gun, is a reference to another of the Daleks' famous catchphrases ‘My vision is impaired!A Dalek was disabled by obstructing its vision in the very first Dalek story "The Daleks" in 1963.

In the audio commentary for episode 1 of this story, it is mentioned that the Slitheen were originally going to appear at the Shadow Proclamation and voices for them were recorded. It is mentioned that they were probably cut due to time.

At 63 minutes in length the second episode is approximately 20 minutes longer than the standard episodes of the revived show.

One significant feature of the second episode is the appearance of a second Tenth Doctor. Unlike the multiple incarnations of The Doctor who have appeared in previous stories "The Three Doctors", "The Five Doctors" and "The Two Doctors", this Doctor is identical to the Tenth Doctor and so is played by David Tennant. In Doctor Who Confidential for this episode, Russell T Davies explains ‘This is so busy and so mental and so epic and universal in scale that of course you need two Doctors to solve it’.

The Doctor references his sword fight against the Sycorax leader in "The Christmas Invasion", in which he lost and regrew his hand. Numerous clips from the revived show are used in various flashbacks: when The Doctor thinks about his encounters with Donna and the seeming coincidences that have brought them together, clips are shown from earlier stories featuring Donna and/or her grandfather Wilfred; when Davros taunts The Doctor about the countless deaths he has caused, clips of various characters who died defending The Doctor are shown, namely Harriet Jones, Jabe, The Controller, Lynda, Sir Robert MacLeish, Mrs Moore, Mr Skinner, Ursula Blake, Bridget, The Face of Boe, Chantho, Astrid Peth, Luke Rattigan, Jenny, River Song and The Hostess; and when The Doctor purges Donna's memories, clips are shown from earlier stories featuring Donna.

It is sometimes been claimed that TARDISes are designed to be flown by six pilots (e.g. in the 1992 Virgin Books' The New Adventures novel "Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible"), although this is the first time this has been confirmed in the television show.

The Doctor also comments on ‘spatial-genetic multiplicity’ regarding the similarities between Torchwood character Gwen Cooper and the maid Gwyneth in the story "The Unquiet Dead", both of whom are played by Eve Myles.

Two members of the former 'Cult of Skaro' have now seen the Daleks for what they truly are - first there was Dalek Sec, in the 2007 story "Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks", and now Dalek Caan.

Davros recalls seeing Sarah Jane Smith on Skaro, when he first created the Daleks. This is, of course, a nod to the 1975 story "Genesis of the Daleks", in which the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane travelled to Skaro in order to stop the Daleks ever being created.

'Osterhagen' is an anagram of 'Earth's Gone'.

For the Dårlig Ulv Stranden ('Bad Wolf Bay') scenes towards the end of episode 2, the production crew returned to the beach at Southerndown, a few miles west of Cardiff. They previously filmed there for Rose Tyler's departure in "Army of Ghosts/Doomsday".

Those of you who have been slightly bothered for the last 12 years by the comment made by the Eighth Doctor in the Television Movie that he was half human on his mother's side, can probably breathe a sigh of relief now. The Second ‘Tenth’ Doctor seems shocked that he has become uniquely half human due to the biological metacrisis with Donna, strongly suggesting that he never was before.

"The Stolen Earth" is the 750th episode of Doctor Who.

If you were wondering about some of the dialogue during Martha's trip to Germany in episode 2, Script Editor Lindsey Alford and Kevin Myers have provided the following translations:

Original: Translation:
   
DALEKS:  
Exterminieren! Exterminieren! Halt! Sonst werden wir Sie exterminieren! Sie sind jetzt ein Gefangener der Daleks! Exterminieren! Exterminieren!   Exterminate! Exterminate! Stop! Or you will be exterminated. You are a prisoner of the Daleks. Exterminate! Exterminate!
   
OLD WOMAN:   
Hier ist niemand. Was immer Sie wollen, gehen Sie fort. Lassen Sie mich in Ruhe. There's no one here. Whatever you want, just go away. Leave me alone.
   
MARTHA:  
Ich heisse Martha Jones. Ich komme von UNIT. Agentin fuenf sechs sechs sieben eins, von der medizinishen Abteilung. I'm called Martha Jones. I come from UNIT. Agent 5, 6, 6, 7, 1. Medical Officer.
   
OLD WOMAN:  
Es hiess Sie kaemen vorbei. They said you might come.
   
OLD WOMAN:  
Sie sind der Albtraum. Nicht die anderen, Sie! Ich sollte Sie umbringen, am besten gleich jetzt! You are the nightmare. It's not them, it's you! I should kill you right now!
   
OLD WOMAN:  
Marta. Zur Hoelle mit Dir. Martha. You're going straight to Hell.
   


This story marks the final appearance of Donna Noble (played by Catherine Tate ) as The Doctor's companion.

Like the previous double episode stories in this season the first episode of this story does not include the usual title card reading "To be continued...". Instead there is just, after the credits, a trailer for episode two.

Unlike previous seasons the ending of the second episode of this story (which is the last of the season) does include a trailer for the Christmas special, and next story "The Next Doctor" - even though the story was not actually named. The trailer did though announce that the Cybermen would be returning. Also included in the clips shown were a man and a woman (David Morrissey and Dervla Kirwan) - Both of whom have starred alongside David Tennant before, in Blackpool and Casanova respectively.

Following on immediately after each episode of this story, on BBC3, were the twelth and thirteenth chapters of the fourth series of Doctor Who Confidential. These being "Friends and Foe" and "End of an Era". Both were presented by Anthony Head.

This story was voted, by readers of the Doctor Who Magazine as the best television story broadcast in 2008.



First and Last

The Firsts:

 The first story for semi-regular companion Captain Jack Harkness (played by John Barrowman) since he last left the show at the end of "The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords".

 The first appearance of Davros (played by Julian Bleach) in the revived television series and the first for 20 years - since the 1988 Seventh Doctor story "Remembrance of the Daleks".

 The first story for companion Mickey Smith (played by Noel Clarke) since he left the show at the end of "Army of Ghosts/Doomsday".

 The first story for companion Sarah Jane Smith (played by Elisabeth Sladen) since she left the show at the end of "School Reunion".

 The first story for companion K9 (voiced by John Leeson) since he left the show at the end of "School Reunion".

 The first story for companion Martha Jones (played by Freema Agyeman) since she left the show at the end of "The Doctor's Daughter".

 The first appearance in the show of Harriet Jones (played by Penelope Wilton) since the end of "The Christmas Invasion".

 The first time in the show, just after the opening credits, mention is given to more than just The Doctor and his companions.

 The first crossover with spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

 The first appearance in Doctor Who of Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones (from the spin-off series Torchwood).

 The first appearance in Doctor Who of The Sarah Jane Adventures character Luke Smith.

 The first on-screen appearance of the Shadow Proclamation, first mentioned in "Rose", and the Medusa Cascade, which was first mentioned in "The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords".


The Lasts (Subject to Future Stories):

 The last story of Season Thirty (New Series 4).

 Catherine Tate's last story as companion Donna Noble.

 Billie Piper's last story as companion Rose Tyler.

 John Barrowman's last story as companion Captain Jack Harkness.

 Freema Agyeman's last story as companion Martha Jones.

 Elisabeth Sladen's last story as companion Sarah Jane Smith.

 K9's last story.

 Penelope Wilton's last appearance in the show as Harriet Jones.

 Phil Collinson's last involvement in the show as Producer.


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The Plot

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The Daleks
The Daleks

After the events on the planet Shan Shen and the Bad Wolf warnings from Rose Tyler, The Doctor and his companion Donna Noble arrive on Earth in the TARDIS but find nothing wrong. Shortly after they re-enter the TARDIS, to search for any possible threats to the universe, the Earth, along with twenty-six other planets, is teleported across space to an unknown location.

The TARDIS takes The Doctor and Donna to The Shadow Proclamation, a universal police force manned by the Judoon, for help. It is there that they learn of the missing planets. The Doctor is able to deduce that the missing planets, when placed in the same region of space, optimize their orbits like cogs in a giant machine for some unknown purpose. Searching for warning signs that could have preceded the teleport, Donna mentions the disappearance of the bees. With this information The Doctor realises that they must have fled the Earth after detecting a transmat signal on the tandoka frequencies they use to communicate. This leads them to the edge of the Medusa Cascade, a rift in time and space near a gas nebula. However, when the TARDIS arrives they find that it is empty, and so without any further information the ability to locate the Earth is hidden from them.

Meanwhile back on Earth, a fleet of two hundred Dalek saucers descends upon the planet, obliterating all resistance in their path. Once the population is subdued, they begin rounding up the humans for experimentation. The Daleks are commanded by a red Supreme Dalek, which is confident that The Doctor cannot track them. However, another voice warns the Dalek Supreme about its pride, and reminds him that Dalek Caan, though insane, predicts that The Doctor will come. Caan also predicts ‘everlasting death for The Doctor's most faithful companion’.

Rose to the Rescue
Rose to the Rescue

Behind the scenes The Doctor’s former companions and associates are observing what is happening. Martha Jones, working with UNIT in New York City, is able to escape the Daleks attack on UNIT by using an experimental teleportation device created from Sontaran technology. She manages to arrive safely back at her home in England. While three members of Torchwood - Captain Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, and Gwen Cooper - try to work out ways to contact The Doctor. Independently Sarah Jane Smith and her son Luke also try to work out a way to reach The Doctor. Amid the chaos, Rose Tyler appears and meets up with Donna's family, Wilfred and Sylvia, helping to keep them safe as the Daleks continue to round up the human population.

Then they are all contacted by Harriet Jones, who is using an untraceable sub-wave signal to contact all those who know The Doctor. Rose, though able to watch the transmission, cannot join in because she has no webcam. Harriet decides the best plan is to amplify the signal of Martha's superphone through the sub-wave signal, aided by the Cardiff Rift and Mr Smith. Though this will reveal Harriet Jones's position to the Daleks, she willingly sacrifices her life – the transmission from Harriet Jones abruptly stops when the Daleks arrive at her house.

Dalek Supreme
Dalek Supreme

However, the amplified signal reaches the TARDIS and allows The Doctor to realise that all the missing planets are out of phase by one second into the future. He taps into his friends' sub-wave signal, and so learns further details of the situation from them. Unknown to them all Rose is not the only one who is able to listen in to the transmission when it is suddenly interrupted by Davros, the creator of the Daleks. He reveals to The Doctor that he was saved from the Time War by the Dalek Caan, whose emergency temporal shift allowed him to break through the time-locked barrier on the War, albeit at the cost of his sanity. Davros also reveals that he created his new Dalek army from cells of his own body.

Hearing enough The Doctor breaks communication and lands on Earth to be reunited with his friends so that they can all work together to defeat the Davros. The first to reach him though is Rose. Delighted that she is back they rush to embrace each other but before they meet The Doctor is shot by a lone Dalek that is patrolling the streets. Captain Jack Harkness then arrives and after dealing with the Dalek he helps Rose and Donna to carry The Doctor back to the TARDIS. Inside both Jack and Rose recognise the signs that The Doctor is about to regenerate. But The Doctor’s regeneration does not go smoothly when The Doctor is able to transfer most of his regenerative energy into the container which carries his severed hand, healing but not changing his appearance.

While this is going on the Daleks transport the TARDIS to the Crucible and render it powerless. The Doctor, Jack, and Rose leave it, but Donna is distracted and as she looks back, the TARDIS door slams closed. Before The Doctor can free her, the Daleks dump the TARDIS into a waste chute where it will be destroyed. As the TARDIS interior explodes around her, Donna collapses near the severed hand, and energy flows between it and her. The hand bursts out of the container, forming a new Doctor, albeit with only one heart. With his help, the TARDIS escapes destruction, giving the new Doctor and Donna time to formulate a plan.

Dalek Caan
Dalek Caan

With The Doctor, Rose and Jack seemingly powerless to do anything against Davros and the Daleks other members of The Doctor's secret army of allies come together to defend the Earth from the new Dalek Empire. But despite there combined efforts they are not enough to stop the Daleks testing a reality bomb that, once used for real, will destroy all life in all the universes.

Help though is at hand when the TARDIS arrives and the second Tenth Doctor and Donna confront Davros. With Donna now part Time Lord herself, and so sharing The Doctor's intellect, she manages to stop the reality bomb being detonated. They then free the others, and with the help of the original Doctor, they disable the Daleks and start to send the planets back to their proper time and space.

With the Daleks defeated and the Crucible breaking up The Doctor and all his companions flee to the TARDIS. The Doctor offers to save Davros, but he refuses, calling The Doctor the 'Destroyer of Worlds'. Back in the TARDIS The Doctor then uses his time machine to return Earth to its original orbit. With Earth safe everyone says there goodbyes and start to go their own ways. Even Rose finds herself having to leave The Doctor. But she is not alone as The Doctor suggests to her that the new Doctor should stay with her, as he will now grow old with Rose, no longer able to regenerate due to the human influence.

This leaves just The Doctor and Donna in the TARDIS but it soon becomes apparent that Donna is not well as all the Time Lord knowledge in Donna's mind begins to overwhelm her. To save her, The Doctor wipes her mind of all her encounters with him, returning her home and explaining to her family that she must never be reminded of her time in the TARDIS or else she will die. The Doctor then returns to his TARDIS alone once again…

 
Davros
Davros
The Doctor is Hit
The Doctor is Hit
Regeneration?
Regeneration?
Martha Jones
Martha Jones
 
A Dalek
A Dalek
Davros
Davros
Double Doctors
Double Doctors
Donna Noble
Donna Noble




Quote of the Story


 'The universe reactor bomb will destroy everything. It will just keep going and going. People and planets and stars will become dust. And the dust will become atoms and the atoms will become... nothing.'

Davros



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Release Information

FormatTitleRelease Date (UK)Code NumberCover ArtRemarks
Video
DVD
Turn Left - The Stolen Earth - Journey's EndSeptember 2008BBCDVD 2608Photo-montage
Video
DVD
The Complete Fourth SeriesNovember 2008BBCDVD 2609Photo-montageBoxed set containing all 11 stories
Audio
CD
Original Television Soundtrack - Series 4October 2008SILCD1275Photo-montageMusic by Murray Gold
Video
DVD
The Stolen Earth/Journey's EndOctober 2009BBCDVD 2998Photo-montagePart of the "The Dalek Collection" box set containing all Dalek stories
Video
DVD
Series 1 - 4 Box SetOctober 2009BBCDVD 3058Boxed set containing all 43 stories on 23 Discs
Video
DVD
The Stolen Earth/Journey's EndSeptember 2013BBCDVD 3810Photo-montagePart of "The Monster Collection - Davros" boxset
Video
Blu-Ray
The Complete Series 1-7 Box Set (Limited Edition)December 2013BBCBD 0242Photo-montageLimited Edition Blu-Ray boxed set containing all Series 1-7 stories at full 1080p high definition
Audio
CD
The 50th Anniversary CollectionDecember 2013Photo-montageOriginal Television Soundtracks
Video
DVD
The Complete Fourth Series (2014 Re-release)August 2014BBCDVD 3968Photo-montageBoxed set containing all 11 stories
Video
DVD
The Complete David Tennant Years Box SetNovember 2014BBCDVD 4000Photo-montageBoxed set containing all 37 stories on 26 Discs
Video
Blu-Ray
The Complete Fourth Series Box SetAugust 2015BBCBD 0264Photo-montageBlu-Ray boxed set containing 11 stories
Video
Blu-Ray
The Complete Fourth Series Box Set (Limited Edition Steelbook)August 2019Photo-montageLimited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook boxed set containing 11 stories


In Print

No Book Release
Doctor Who Magazine - PreviewIssue 397 (Released: July 2008)
Doctor Who Magazine - ReviewIssue 399 (Released: September 2008)
Doctor Who Magazine - Time TeamIssue 479 (Released: December 2014)
Doctor Who Magazine - Time TeamIssue 480 (Released: December 2014)
Doctor Who DVD FilesVolume 27 (Released: January 2010)
Doctor Who DVD FilesVolume 28 (Released: January 2010)

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The Doctor and Companions/Acquaintances

 
David Tennant
The Tenth Doctor

   

Elisabeth Sladen
Sarah Jane Smith
John Leeson (voice only)
K9 Mk III
Billie Piper
Rose Tyler
   
Camille Coduri
Jackie Tyler
John Barrowman
Captain Jack Harkness
Noel Clarke
Mickey Smith
   
Freema Agyeman
Martha Jones
Catherine Tate
Donna Noble
Bernard Cribbins
Wilfred Mott
   




On Release

DVD Cover
DVD Cover

BBC
VIDEO
Complete Series DVD Box Set
Complete Series DVD Box Set

BBC
VIDEO
Original Television Soundtrack Cover
Original Television Soundtrack Cover

BBC
AUDIO
The Dalek Collection Box Set
The Dalek Collection Box Set

BBC
VIDEO
   
Series 1-4 DVD Box Set
Series 1-4 DVD Box Set

BBC
VIDEO
The Monster Collection - Davros Cover
The Monster Collection - Davros Cover

BBC
VIDEO
Complete Series 1-7 Ltd Edition Blu-Ray Box Set
Complete Series 1-7 Ltd Edition Blu-Ray Box Set

BBC
VIDEO
The 50th Anniversary Collection Cover
The 50th Anniversary Collection Cover

BBC
AUDIO
   
Complete Series DVD Box Set<BR>(2014 Re-release)
Complete Series DVD Box Set
(2014 Re-release)

BBC
VIDEO
Complete David Tennant Years DVD Box Set
Complete David Tennant Years DVD Box Set

BBC
VIDEO
Complete Series Blu-Ray Box Set
Complete Series Blu-Ray Box Set

BBC
VIDEO
Complete Series Blu-Ray Limited Edition Steelbook Box Set
Complete Series Blu-Ray Limited Edition Steelbook Box Set

BBC
VIDEO
   



Magazines

Doctor Who Magazine - Preview: Issue 397
Doctor Who Magazine - Preview: Issue 397

Marvel Comics
Doctor Who Magazine - Review: Issue 399
Doctor Who Magazine - Review: Issue 399

Marvel Comics
Doctor Who Magazine - Time Team: Issue 479
Doctor Who Magazine - Time Team: Issue 479

Marvel Comics
   
Doctor Who Magazine - Time Team: Issue 480
Doctor Who Magazine - Time Team: Issue 480

Marvel Comics
Doctor Who DVD Files: Volume 27
Doctor Who DVD Files: Volume 27

GE Fabbri
Doctor Who DVD Files: Volume 28
Doctor Who DVD Files: Volume 28

GE Fabbri
   

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