The Ninth Doctor


Opening Sequence Titles by the Mill and BBC, 2005




"Do you wanna come with me? 'Cause if you do then I should warn you, you're gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past; Aliens from the future; the day the Earth died in a ball of flame; It won't be quiet, it won't be safe, and it won't be calm. But I'll tell you what it will be: the trip of a lifetime."
--Christopher Eccleston as The Ninth Doctor

Starring Christopher Eccleston (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler, Rose's Mum), Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler, Rose's Dad), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Daleks, Cybermen)


Series 1 (2005)


Rose Tyler 

Episode Setting            

 Episode     Title                                                                  Airdate                           Time                Place

1.1 Rose

Written by Russell T. Davies, Directed by Keith Boak

A shopgirl called Rose Tyler meets the Doctor and an alien threat to Earth.

26 March 20052005                    London, England
1.2 The End of the World 

Written by Russell T. Davies, Directed by Euros Lyn

The most important aliens have gathered to witness the end of Earth, but they are not safe aboard the space station.

2 April 2005 5.5/apple/26 Platform One 
1.3 The Unquiet Dead 

Written by Mark Gatiss, Directed by Euros Lyn

Charles Dickens, the Doctor and Rose find ghosts in Cardiff on Christmas Eve.

9 April 2005 1869  Cardiff, Wales 


Aliens of London (Part 1) 

World War III (Part 2)

Written by Russell T. Davies, Directed by Keith Boak

The family Slitheen are impersonating officials in the British government a year after Rose last left her mother and Mickey.

16 April 2005 

23 April 2005
2006  *      London, England 
1.6  Dalek 

Written by Robert Shearman, Directed by Joe Ahearne 

Henry Van Statten has captured a Dalek to add to his collection of alien artifacts, but the Doctor knows what it is capable of.

30 April 2005 2012 Utah, United States 
1.7 The Long Game 

Written by Russell T. Davies, Directed by Brian Grant

On Satellite Five, the Doctor, Rose and Adam find out how the news is reported and why the human race is not as advanced as it should be.

7 May 2005  200,000 Satellite Five 
1.8 Father's Day 

Written by Paul Cornell, Directed by Joe Ahearne

Rose asks the Doctor to take her to the day her father died, but their interference in past events causes a rift in time.

14 May 2005 

November 1987 

London, England 


The Empty Child (Part 1) 

The Doctor Dances (Part 2)

Written by Steven Moffat, Directed by James Hawes

During World War II in London, another space traveller called Captain Jack Harkness helps the Doctor and Rose find out why the children are frightened of a boy in a gas mask.

Winner of the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.

Writer Steven Moffat previously wrote the "Doctor Who" spoof "Curse of the Fatal Death" on television in 1999 and the short story "Continuity Errors" in Decalog 3: Consequences from Virgin Publishing.

21 May 2005 

28 May 2005
21 January 1941 London, England 
1.11 Boom Town 

Written by Russell T. Davies, Directed by Joe Ahearne

The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, one of the family Slitheen in disguise, is building a suspicious nuclear power plant amidst disappearances of the planners.

4 June 2005   2006 Cardiff, Wales 

 Bad Wolf (Part 1) 

The Parting of the Ways (Part 2) 

Written by Russell T. Davies, Directed by Joe Ahearne

Transported to reality game shows aboard the Game Station, the Doctor, Rose and Jack find that there is something else behind the television programs.

11 June 2005 

18 June 2005

200,100;  2006 
The Game Station; London

Other Adventures:

BBC Books Novels: The Ninth Doctor and Rose

19 May 2005
The Monsters Inside by Stephen Cole

         The first novel to be referenced in the television series, in "Boom Town" when the travelers mention visiting the Justicia system.

The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards
Winner Takes All by Jacqueline Rayner

8 September 2005

The Deviant Strain by Justin Richards
The Stealer of Dreams by Steve Lyons
Only Human by Gareth Roberts