Doctor Who · Series 1 13 Episodes

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The first series features Christopher Eccleston as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor, his only series in the role, accompanied by Billie Piper, as his first and main companion Rose Tyler, whom he plucks from obscurity on planet Earth, and to whom he grows increasingly attached. He also travels briefly with unruly boy-genius Adam Mitchell, played by Bruno Langley, and with 51st-century con man and former "Time Agent" Captain Jack Harkness, portrayed by John Barrowman. Episodes in the series form a loose story arc, based upon the recurring phrase "Bad Wolf".

Episodes

NoFirst Air DateNameOverview
1x1RoseRose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, and realises Earth is in danger.
1x2The End of the WorldThe Doctor takes Rose on her first voyage through time: to the year five billion, when the Sun is about to expand and swallow the Earth. She is cautious and soon starts to question her reasons for joining The Doctor. But amongst the powerful alien races gathering to watch on Platform One, a murderer is at work. Who is controlling the mysterious and deadly metal spiders?
1x3The Unquiet DeadCharles Dickens and the Doctor team up as corpses stalk the streets of Victorian Cardiff.
1x4Aliens of London (1)Rose is taken home, but a spaceship crashes in the Thames and London is closed off... Enter the Slitheen!
1x5World War Three (2)Time is running out for the Doctor as Downing Street announces mankind's first Interplanetary War.
1x6DalekThe Doctor is shattered and Earth is in danger as he and Rose discover the Time Lords' deadliest enemy beneath Utah.
1x7The Long GameAdam catches a glimpse of the wonders of travelling in the Tardis, as they head to a future, where Satellite 5 broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But anyone promoted to Floor 500 is never seen again, and the Doctor suspects mankind is being manipulated.
1x8Father's DayRose requests a trip back to the day her father, Pete Tyler, died. Reluctantly, the Doctor agrees, but he realises he has made a mistake, when Rose saves Pete from being run over by a car. This has now changed the timeline, and Reapers are transposing themselves all over the Universe. However, this time, the Doctor doesn't have a plan…
1x9The Empty Child (1)After chasing an unexplained capsule through time, the TARDIS lands in London, during an air raid. Rose investigates when a small child wearing a gasmask, standing on a rooftop, continuously calls out for his mummy. After floating above the city on a barrage balloon, Rose is swept off her feet by another time traveller – Captain Jack Harkness. Meanwhile, The Doctor follows a teenaged girl to a meeting of the homeless children of the Blitz. Here, the child in the gasmask is terrorising them with a parade of strange events, constantly asking for his mother.
1x10The Doctor Dances (2)After narrowly escaping the gas mask monsters, The Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack try to stop the mutated people from infecting other victims. But it soon becomes apparent that one of the group may indirectly responsible for the virus. The answer lies at the bomb site, but time is running out...
1x11Boom TownThe Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack stop off in present-day Cardiff to recharge the TARDIS on the Rift they formerly encountered in 1869. Whilst there, they come upon a since-thought-long-dead enemy of theirs, who is hatching yet another plan to destroy Earth.
1x12Bad Wolf (1)In a seemingly futuristic world, the Doctor wakes up in the Big Brother house during an eviction, Rose wakes up on the Weakest Link with the Anne-Droid, and Captain Jack gets a make over with Trin-E and Zu-Zana. But something unusual is happening, and the losing contestants are being disintergrated. Obviously, it's time for the Doctor to investigate. There could be only one monster behind this - the Daleks!
1x13The Parting of the Ways (2)The fate of the Universe is hanging in the balance as the Dalek fleet begin their invasion of Earth. The Doctor must decide whether to sacrifice every human being on Earth in order to save every other living creature in the universe from the Daleks. Either way, he knows he must send Rose home...

Cast

CharacterPerson
The DoctorChristopher Eccleston
Rose TylerBillie Piper

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtProduction DesignEdward Thomas
CameraDirector of PhotographyErnest Vincze
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignLucinda Wright
Makeup DesignerDavy Jones
ProductionAssociate ProducerHelen Vallis
CastingAndy Pryor
Executive ProducerJulie Gardner
Mal Young
Russell T Davies
ProducerPhil Collinson
Production ManagerTracie Simpson
SoundOriginal Music ComposerDelia Derbyshire
Murray Gold
Visual EffectsVisual Effects ProducerWill Cohen
Visual Effects SupervisorDave Houghton