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Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death (1999)

Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.

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John Henderson

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Steven Moffat
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rowan Atkinson ... The Doctor
Richard E. Grant ... The Doctor
Jim Broadbent ... The Doctor
Hugh Grant ... The Doctor
Joanna Lumley ... The Doctor
Julia Sawalha ... Emma
Jonathan Pryce ... The Master
Roy Skelton ... Daleks (voice)
Dave Chapman ... Daleks (voice)
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Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.

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Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death See more »

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Comic Relief See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The TARDIS console seen in the film is not actually the BBC prop (which had been destroyed) but was instead constructed for use in amateur fan videos based on Doctor Who. See more »

Quotes

[to a Dalek, as the Master has fallen into the sewers AGAIN]
The 9th Doctor: Don't worry, I believe he knows the way out.
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Alternate Versions

The originally transmitted version was in four parts, using the open titles from Part Two. See more »

Connections

Features French and Saunders (1987) See more »

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Moo-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaa!
26 March 2001 | by zedthedestroyerSee all my reviews

Although not to be taken seriously, "Curse of the Fatal Death" is a labor of love. The script features a lot of fan-pleasing moments and references. Rowan Atkinson proves how good a Doctor he could've been by playing the character straight, and not primarily for laughs. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Jonathan Pryce, who is just as excellent as the Master, going waaaaaaaaay over the top. The best part of the sketch is the quick-change regenerations near the end where Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, and Joanna Lumley all play the Doctor in less than five minutes. Richard Grant is hilarious as the sex-fiend Doctor who has a good laugh over the Master's Dalek "bumps". Hugh Grant surprised me with his portrayal.

The video release also contains a "Making Of" special which may even be more funny than the sketch itself. Jonathan Pryce is the highlight of this section, proving how completely bonkers he really is. His interpretations of the Master's various laughs are hilarious.


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