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The Stolen Earth 

The return of an old enemy leaves Earth along with 26 other planets stolen from their places. As the Doctor and Donna look for the whereabouts of Earth, former companions of the Doctor assemble a resistance against the new Dalek Empire.

Director:

Graeme Harper

Writers:

Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation (characters: Daleks)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Catherine Tate ... Donna Noble
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack Harkness
Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith
Penelope Wilton ... Harriet Jones
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Ianto Jones
Eve Myles ... Gwen Cooper
Tommy Knight ... Luke Smith (as Thomas Knight)
Bernard Cribbins ... Wilfred Mott
Jacqueline King ... Sylvia Noble
Adjoa Andoh ... Francine Jones
Julian Bleach ... Davros
Michael Brandon ... General Sanchez
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Storyline

The universe is beginning to crumble, and the Earth is pulled out of its orbit around the Sun and finds itself grouped with 26 other planets in a far off location. What is to be called the Doctor's private army - Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Captain Jack Harkness along with Ianto Jones and Gwen Cooper, Sarah Jane Smith and former Prime Minister Harriet Jones - band together to fight their unknown enemy. When the enemy is revealed to be the Daleks, everyone expects the worst, particularly when their leader is revealed to be someone from the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith's distant past. A wounded Doctor may be forced to regenerate. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Release Date:

28 June 2008 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

BBC Wales See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (50 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Penelope Wilton appeared in The Norman Conquests with Patrick Troughton's son David who appeared in Midnight See more »

Goofs

Harriet Jones redirects the "Subwave" network to Torchwood in Cardiff, but the map shows Swansea which is 50 miles away. See more »

Quotes

Dalek Caan: Death is coming! I can see it, unending death for the most faithful companion! Woo!
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Crazy Credits

In giant 3D text not too dissimilar to the opening credits: "TO BE CONTINUED" See more »

Connections

Featured in Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Edge of the seat first parter from messrs Davies and Harper
29 June 2008 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"The Stolen Earth" is an important milestone in "Doctor Who" mythology. Here we have the largest gathering of "Who" characters since "The Five Doctors"....companions old and new are faced with not just the dreaded Daleks but also their creator.

It's been a long wait for Davros but this has made his appearance all the better. As Davies has commented, he wanted the character to remain the same - there's no re-imagining like the "new" Cybermen here.

This is an ambitious tale and it's in safe hands with Graeme Harper. The tale builds to a very memorable cliffhanger. It's an agonising wait for next week's episode and there's no teaser present to put viewers out of their misery.

10 out of 10. Great continuity, beautiful effects and a smörgåsbord of "Who" characters - what more could anybody ask for?


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