The Unquiet Dead
Series 1 Episode 3
The Doctor and Rose travel back through time to Victorian Cardiff, where the dead are walking and creatures made of gas are on the loose. The time travellers team up with Charles Dickens to investigate Mr Sneed, the local Undertaker, but can they halt the plans of the ethereal Gelth?
Script Extract GWNYETH I just do. You're from... London.
(frowns)
I've seen London in drawings, but never like that, all those people rushing about... half-naked, for shame. So much noise! Those metal boxes, racing past... and those birds in the sky! No!
(awe-struck)
They're metal as well. Iron birds with people inside. People are flying.
(suddenly scared)
And you. You've flown so far. Further than anyone. The things you've seen. The darkness. The big bad wolf -

Gwyneth breaks away, terrified, staggers back.
Trivia
  • Working titles for this episode included 'The Crippingwell Horror' and 'The Angels of Crippingwell'.
Memorable Quotes
  • The Doctor: Now, don't antagonise her. I love a happy medium!
    Rose: I can't believe you said that...
  • Sneed: Great God! Spirits! From the other side!
  • The Doctor: What do you want us to do?
    Gelth: The Rift. Take the girl to the Rift. Make the bridge.
    The Doctor: What for?
    Gelth: We are so very few. The last of our kind. We face extinction!
    The Doctor: Why, what happened?
    Gelth: Once we had a physical form. Like you. But then the War came.
    The Doctor: What War?
    Gelth: The Time War.
  • Rose: She saved the world. A servant girl. And no one will ever know.
  • Sneed/Gelth: We don't want your pity! We want this world and all its flesh.
    The Doctor: Not while I'm alive.
    Sneed/Gelth: Then live no more!
Series 1 Volume 1 DVD DVD
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