Aliens of London (Part I)
Series 1 Episode 4
The Doctor takes Rose back home, but when a spaceship crashlands in the Thames, London is closed off and the whole world goes on Red Alert. While the Doctor investigates, Rose discovers that her home is no longer a safe haven. Just who are the Slitheen?
Jackie goes right up to the Doctor, every bit his equal:
JACKIE Then what is it? 'Cause you! You waltz in here, all charm and smiles, next thing I know, she vanishes off the face of the Earth! How old are you then, forty, forty-five? What, did you find her on the internet? Did you go online and pretend you're a doctor?
DOCTOR I am a Doctor -
JACKIE Prove it. Stitch this mate -
Slap! Right across his face.
- Part one of a two-part story.
- This episode features the first appearance of the Slitheen, a family from Raxacoricofallapatorious.
- This episode features the first appearance of Toshiko Sato, played by Naoki Maro. She would later reprise this role as a regular cast member in the Doctor Who spin off, Torchwood. In Torchwood, it is later revealed that she was only investigating the space pig because the doctor of the team, Owen Harper, had a hangover!
- Russell T Davies caused some controversy amongst fans with the line "You're so gay!" He later revealed that he included this line because he thought this is how people like Rose would talk.
- Mickey: I bet you can't even remember my name!
The Doctor: Ricky.
The Doctor: No, it's Ricky.
Mickey: I think I know my own name!
The Doctor: You think you know your own name? How stupid are you?
- Rose: This is a bit posh! If I'd known it was like this, being arrested, I would've done it years ago...
- The Doctor: All right, so I lied. I went and had a look, but the whole crash-landing's a fake. I thought so, it was just too perfect. I mean, hitting Big Ben? Come on! So, I thought, let's go and have a look at the pilot -
Rose: My mother's here.
- Mickey: He's dumped you, Rose, sailed off into space, how does it feel? You're left behind with the rest of us earthlings. Get used to it!
Doctor Who Series 1, Volume 2
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Written by: Russell T Davies
Directed by: Keith Boak
First transmitted on: Saturday 16th April 2005
Running Time: 45 minutes
Setting: London, one year after Rose left with the Doctor, making the date March 6th 2006. By Rose's timeline, the story begins on the fifth day she's known the Doctor.
Filming for this episode (and Part II
) took place in Cardiff.
- Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri)
- Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke)
- Harriet Jones (Penelope Wilton)
- Margaret Blaine (Annette Badland)
- Spray Painter (Corey Doabe)
- Policeman (Ceris Jones)
- Reporter (Jack Tarlton)
- Reporter #2 (Lachele Carl)
- Ru (Fiesta Mei Ling)
- Bau (Basil Chung)
- Matt Baker (Himself)
- Andrew Marr (Himself)
- General Asquith (Rupert Vansittart)
- Joseph Green (David Verry)
- Indra Ganesh (Navin Chowdhry)
- Doctor Sato (Naoki Mori)
- Oliver Charles (Eric Potts)
- Space Pig (Jimmy Vee)
- Strickland (Steve Spiers)
Viewing Figures: 7.63million