Series 2 Episode 3
The Doctor investigates a London school which is being haunted by strange, bat-like creatures at night. While at the school, the Doctor finds his old friend, Sarah Jane Smith, already working undercover. Both have old scores they must settle, and Rose discovers the true legacy of being a Time Lord's companion.
- This episode features the return of Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen. Sarah Jane was last seen at the end of Fourth Doctor adventure, 'The Hand of Fear', in 1976. In that story, the Doctor dropped Sarah Jane Smith back on Earth after he was summoned back to Gallifrey, but he left her in Aberdeen rather than in Croydon!
- Working titles for this episode included 'Old Friends' and 'Black Ops'.
- In the original script, the Krillitane were called the Krillians, however this had to be changed when the BBC found out the name was already a registered trademark.
- Sarah Jane: You can tell you're getting older, your assistants are getting younger...
Rose: I'm not his assistant.
Sarah Jane: No? Get you, tiger.
- Rose: I've been to the year five billion, but this, now, this is really seeing the future, you just leave us behind. Is that what you're gonna do to me?
The Doctor: No. Not you.
Rose: But Sarah Jane, you were that close to her once, and now... you never even mention her. Why not?
The Doctor: I don't age. I regenerate. But humans decay, you wither and you die. Imagine watching that happen to someone you -
Rose: What, Doctor?
The Doctor: You can spend the rest of your life with me. But I can't spend the rest of mine with you. I have to live on, alone. That's the curse of the Time Lords.
- Mr Finch: Forget the shooty dog thing.
- Mr Finch: You bad dog!
- Mickey: Oh, mate, the missus and the ex - welcome to every man's worst nightmare!
- Sarah Jane: Does he still stroke bits of the TARDIS?
- Sarah Jane: No, the universe has to move forward. Pain and loss, they define us as much as happiness or love. Whether it's a world or a relationship, everything has its time, and everything ends.
Doctor Who Series 2, Volume 2
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Written by: Toby Whithouse
Directed by: James Hawes
First transmitted on: Saturday 29th April 2006
Running Time: 45 minutes
Setting: Deffry Vale School, 2007.
Filming: Filming for this episode took place in Cardiff, with two schools doubling as Deffry Vale School. Scenes were shot at Fitzalan High School in Leckwith from 23rd August 2005 to 24th August 2005, and production moved to Newport's Duffryn High School from 25th August 2006 to 6th September 2006.
- Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)
- Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke)
- Mr Finch (Anthony Head)
- Mr Parsons (Rod Arthur)
- Mr Wagner (Eugene Washington)
- Nina (Heather Cameron)
- Kenny (Joe Pickley)
- Luke (Benjamin Smith)
- Milo (Clem Tibber)
- Melissa (Lucinda Dryzek)
- Dinner Lady (Caroline Berry)
- K-9 Voice (John Leeson)
Viewing Figures: 8.31million