The Runaway Bride
Series 3 Christmas Special
Bride-to-be Donna Noble mysteriously vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend Lance in a glittering ceremony on Christmas Eve. She suddenly appears, to her complete astonishment, in the TARDIS with the Doctor. Meanwhile, the Doctor and Donna are being closely watched by the sinister figure of the Empress of Racnoss from her throne in her spaceship. It soon becomes clear that Donna is the key to an ancient alien plan to destroy the Earth...
Trivia
  • This episode introduces the character of Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate.
  • A scene from the start of this episode which featured the Doctor throwing Rose's shirt into space was cut during post-production, as various members of the crew thought it was "too-angsty".
  • It took Sarah Parsish four hours to get into her Empress costume.
  • This episode is the first of the revived series to include a direct identification to the Doctor's home planet, Gallifrey.
Memorable Quotes
  • Donna: Promise me one thing though.
    The Doctor: What's that?
    Donna: Find someone.
    The Doctor: I don't need anybody.
    Donna: I think you do. Because I think, sometimes, you need someone to stop you.
  • Lance: God, she's thick. Months I've had to put up with her, months! A woman who can't even point to Germany on a map...
  • Donna: I can't do it!
    The Doctor: Trust me.
    Donna: Is that what you said to her, your friend? The one you lost? Did she trust you?
    The Doctor: Yes, she did. And she's not dead, she is so alive. Now jump!
  • The Doctor: With this ring, I thee bio-damp.
    Donna: For better or for worse?
  • The Doctor: Blimey, you can shout!
  • Donna: Where am I? I demand that you tell me right now, where am I?
    The Doctor: Inside the TARDIS.
    Donna: The what?
    The Doctor: The TARDIS!
    Donna: The what!?
    The Doctor: THE TARDIS!
    Donna: The WHAT!?
    The Doctor: It's called the TARDIS!
    Donna: That's not even a proper word! You're just saying things!
  • Donna: Get me to the church!
  • Donna: That friend of yours, what was her name?
    The Doctor: Her name was Rose.
Series 3 Volume 1 DVD DVD
Doctor Who Series 3, Volume 1

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