The Doctor Who Database



Airdate: Sat, 26th March 2005

Viewing figures: 10.81 million.


Doctor Who returns to British TV after being off air for 16 years

The End of the World

Airdate: Sat, 2nd April 2005

Viewing figures: 7.97 million.

The Unquiet Dead

Airdate: Sat, 9th April 2005

Viewing figures: 8.86 million.

Aliens of London

Airdate: Sat, 16th April 2005

Viewing figures: 7.63 million.

World War Three

Airdate: Sat, 23rd April 2005

Viewing figures: 7.98 million.


Airdate: Sat, 30th April 2005

Viewing figures: 8.63 million.

The Long Game

Airdate: Sat, 7th May 2005

Viewing figures: 8.01 million.

Father's Day

Airdate: Sat, 14th May 2005

Viewing figures: 8.06 million.

The Empty Child

Airdate: Sat, 21st May 2005

Viewing figures: 7.11 million.


This is the first appearance of John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness who later appeared as the same character in the series Torchwood

This was the first episode of New Who written by Stephen Moffat although he had previously written a "spoof" episode for Comic Relief called The Curse of Fatal Death starring Rowan Atkinson as The Doctor.

Moffat would later go on to become head writer and executive producer of the series.

The Doctor Dances

Airdate: Sat, 28th May 2005

Viewing figures: 6.86 million.

Boom Town

Airdate: Sat, 4th June 2005

Viewing figures: 7.68 million.

Bad Wolf

Airdate: Sat, 11th June 2005

Viewing figures: 6.81 million.

The Parting of the Ways

Airdate: Sat, 18th June 2005

Viewing figures: 6.91 million.


The Ninth Doctor regenerates into the Tenth Doctor.

His last words are "Rose... Before I go, I just want to say you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I!"