‘Doctor Who’: 2009 Specials episode guide

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The Next Doctor
Thursday 25th December 2008

It’s Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London, in this special Christmas edition of Russell T Davies’s Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama. When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he’s surprised to meet another Doctor, and soon the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?

David Morrissey stars as ‘The Doctor’, Dervla Kirwan as Miss Hartigan, and Velile Tshabalala as Rosita.


Planet Of The Dead
Saturday 11th April 2009

When a London bus takes a detour to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina, in this one-off seasonal special. But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly Swarm gets closer.

Michelle Ryan stars as Lady Christina and Lee Evans stars as Malcolm.


The Waters Of Mars
Sunday 15th November 2009

The Doctor is joined by his cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet, Adelaide. She is head of the Mars Base and doesn’t take kindly to an uninvited appearance by The Doctor.

Lindsay Duncan stars as Adelaide and Peter O’Brien stars as Ed, Adelaide’s second in command.


The End Of Time: Part 1
Friday 25th December 2009

It’s the Tenth Doctor’s final journey – but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.


The End Of Time: Part 2
Friday 1st January 2010

The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master’s plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: “He will knock four times.”