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The Parting of the Ways 

As the Dalek fleet begin their attack on the Earth, the Doctor and his allies make one final stand against his greatest foes and not everyone will make it out alive.


Joe Ahearne


Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation (character: "The Daleks")

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Eccleston ... Doctor Who
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Male Programmer
Jo Joyner ... Lynda
Paterson Joseph ... Rodrick
Nisha Nayar ... Female Programmer
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Anne Robinson Anne Robinson ... Anne Droid (voice)
Nicholas Briggs ... Daleks (voice)
Barnaby Edwards Barnaby Edwards ... Dalek Operator
Nicholas Pegg Nicholas Pegg ... Dalek Operator
David Hankinson David Hankinson ... Dalek Operator
Alan Ruscoe ... Android


The Doctor comes face to face with the Dalek Emperor but manages to rescue Rose. They return to Satellite 5 to prepare for the invasion with Captain Jack organizing the armed resistance and the Doctor rewiring the station to produce a deadly Delta wave. The Doctor had always promised to take care of Rose and knowing that the Delta wave will destroy everything, he forces her to return to Earth on the TARDIS. With Mickey's help, she finds a way to return to Satellite 5 and acquires a great power, one that will be the end of the Doctor as we know him. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

9 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


Right after the chain that Rose uses to open the Tardis panel breaks, there is a shot of the Anne Droid telling a Dalek that it is, "the weakest link". See more »


When the TARDIS is opened, the chain that opens it gets completely out of the TARDIS and falls on the ground outside. In the next shot, part of the chain is seen on the floor inside the TARDIS. On the following shot the chain is again outside. See more »


Emperor Dalek: We have your associate. You will obey, or she will be exterminated.
The Doctor: No.
Emperor Dalek: Explain yourself.
The Doctor: I said "no."
Emperor Dalek: What is the meaning of this negative?
The Doctor: It means "no."
Emperor Dalek: But she will be destroyed.
The Doctor: No! Because this is what I'm gonna do - I'm gonna rescue her. I'm gonna save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet. And then, I'm gonna save the Earth. And then, just to finish off, I'm gonna wipe every last stinking Dalek outta the sky!
Emperor Dalek: But you have no weapons, no defenses, no plan.
The Doctor: Yeah, and doesn't that ...
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Crazy Credits

Credit at the end of "The Parting of the Ways": "Doctor Who will return in The Christmas Invasion". See more »


Featured in Doctor Who Confidential: 'Ello 'Ello 'Ello (2007) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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