The newly regenerated Doctor travels to present day London and Rose is happy to be home. Her mother is happy to see her, her protestation to the contrary. The Doctor isn't well however suffering from what he describes as a surplus of energy. While he is in a coma-like state, the people of the Earth are threatened by the Sycorax who threaten to destroy one-third of the planet's population if they don't surrender. The Prime Minister, in the apparent absence of the Doctor, asks for assistance from Torchwood but it's slow in coming and the end is fast approaching. Rose's mum Jackie has the cure for the Doctor, however.
Did You Know?
The song playing during the wardrobe sequence, "Song for Ten" (named in reference to the Tenth Doctor), was composed by Murray Gold
for the episode and sung by Tim Phillips
. The only other times an original song was written for the series were "The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon" in The Gunfighters (1966) and the Ringmaster's raps from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1988). See more
When explaining information about Guinevere One there's a misspelling of the probe (Guinivere) twice. See more
Jackie, Mickey, blimey! No, no, no, no, hold on. Wait there! I've got something to say. I've got something I had to tell you. Something important, what was it? No, no, no, hold on. Tch tch tch tch... Oh, I know! Merry Christmas!
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more