Boom Town
Series 1 Episode 11
When the TARDIS crew take a holiday, the Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. It soon transpires that plans to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff city are disguising an alien plot to rip the world apart. And when the Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within traps...
Script Extract


CAMERA SHAKE, screams and crashes all around, PEOPLE running foreground, background -

And through this, THE DOCTOR and MARGARET, running, though the Doctor's naturally faster, and she has to cry out -

MARGARET The handcuffs!

He has to hold her wrist, pulls off the bangle-handcuff. But then he grabs her wrist properly -

THE DOCTOR Don't think you're running off!

MARGARET I'm sticking with you!

As they run together -

MARGARET Some date this turned out to be!

  • A working title for this story was 'Dining With Monsters'.
  • The French title for this episode is 'L'Explosion de Cardiff'.
Memorable Quotes
  • Rose: We've got a prisoner. That's weird. Like the police box really is a police box...
    Margaret: You're not just police, though. Since you're taking me to my death, that makes you my executioners. Each and every one of you.
    Mickey: You deserve it.
    Margaret: You're very quick to say so. And yet, very quick to soak your hands in my blood. Which makes you better than me, how, exactly?
  • The Doctor: It's not just any old power source. It's the TARDIS. My TARDIS. The best ship in the universe.
Series 1 Volume 4 DVD DVD
Doctor Who Series 1, Volume 4

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