Doctor Who · Series 3 13 Episodes

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The series stars David Tennant as the Doctor. In the Christmas special he is joined by Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. The series also introduces Freema Agyeman as the Doctor's new companion Martha Jones. John Barrowman also reprises his role as Captain Jack Harkness in the final three episodes which serve as the finale. The series is connected by a loose story arc consisting of the recurring phrase "Vote Saxon".


NoFirst Air DateNameOverview
3x1Smith and JonesTrainee doctor Martha Jones has her hands full balancing her medical studies with placating her demanding family. So the last thing she needs is to find that the hospital where she works has been transported to the moon, where it's invaded by an overbearing alien police force. There she encounters a patient called John Smith, who seems curiously at ease with the situation…
3x2The Shakespeare CodeMartha takes her first trip in the Tardis, all the way back to Elizabethan England. She and the Doctor hear of a series of bizarre deaths and discover that playwright William Shakespeare is being controlled by dangerous witch-like creatures. It seems the time-travelling duo must defeat ancient forces to prevent history from being rewritten.
3x3GridlockThe Doctor takes Martha to New Earth, in the far future, only to find that an entire city has become a deadly trap.
3x4Daleks in Manhattan (1)The Doctor investigates disappearances in New York at the height of the depression in the 1930s. Nefarious Pig Men linger in the sewers and the Daleks prepare an audacious plan at the top of the Empire State Building
3x5Evolution of the Daleks (2)The newly-created Dalek-human hybrid, and the other three members of the Cult of Skaro launch an attack on Hooverville, along with their Pig Slaves. The Doctor, Martha, and Frank manage to escape, but discover that the Daleks' plan involving the Empire State Building...
3x6The Lazarus ExperimentMartha has to save her family from the lunatic schemes of the monstrous Professor Lazarus.
3x742In a far-flung galaxy, saboteurs are at work, and crew members are being possessed. The TARDIS crew find themselves in the 42nd century on a spaceship, SS Pentallian, slowly being pulled into a sun, and must find a way to survive
3x8Human Nature (1)England, 1913. A schoolteacher called John Smith dreams of adventures in time and space. The Doctor, along with Martha, heads to a boarding school, but what he finds is far from ordinary...
3x9The Family of Blood (2)It's 1913, and war comes to England early as the terrifying Family hunt for the Doctor.
3x10BlinkOnly the Doctor can stop the Weeping Angels, but he's lost in time.
3x11Utopia (1)After being brought back to life in The Parting of the Ways, Captain Jack Harkness was just left on the Gamestation by the Doctor and Rose. In this episode, Captain Jack Harkness storms back into the Doctor's life, and the TARDIS is thrown to the end of the universe itself.
3x12The Sound of Drums (2)Harry Saxon becomes Prime Minister and his reign of terror begins – but that's only the start of his ambitions, as he announces mankind's first contact with an alien race, the Toclafane. An audacious plan spanning the whole of time and space begins to close around the Earth, in the penultimate episode of Russell T Davies's Doctor Who.
3x13Last of the Time Lords (3)One year has passed since the events of "The Sound of Drums." The Earth has been conquered and its population enslaved, the Doctor is the Master's prisoner, and the warships of a new Time Lord Empire rise from the ashes. The fate of the world is in Martha Jones' hands.


The DoctorDavid Tennant
Martha JonesFreema Agyeman


ArtProduction DesignEdward Thomas
CameraDirector of PhotographyErnest Vincze
ProductionCastingAndy Pryor
Executive ProducerJulie Gardner
Russell T Davies
ProducerPhil Collinson
Production ManagerTracie Simpson
SoundOriginal Music ComposerDelia Derbyshire
Murray Gold
Visual EffectsVisual Effects ProducerWill Cohen
Visual Effects SupervisorDave Houghton