Doctor Who/Season Twenty-Seven

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Season Twenty-Seven
Doctor Who
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Season Premiere March 26, 2005
Season Finale June 18, 2005
Episode Count 13
Notable Episodes 27x03 - The Unquiet Dead
27x06 - Dalek
27x08 - Father's Day
27x09 - The Empty Child (1)
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Season Twenty-Seven of Doctor Who (Series One of the revival show) premiered on March 26, 2005.

Contents

Regular cast

Supporting cast

Eve Myles (1 episode), who will recur as Torchwood main character Gwen Cooper in season 30, appears as a separate character.

Additional cast includes alien actors Alan Ruscoe (7 episodes) and Paul Kasey (5 episodes), as well as voice actors Nicholas Briggs (4 episodes) and Silas Carson (1 episode).

Crew

Showrunner Russell T Davies wrote eight episodes, with the remaining scripts being written by Mark Gatiss, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell and Steven Moffat (a two-part story).

Directors include Joe Ahearne (5 episodes), Keith Boak (3 episodes), Euros Lyn (2 episodes), James Hawes (2 episodes), and Brian Grant (1 episode).

Overview

2005 saw the return of Doctor Who after a 17 year hiatus, and with that brought a legion of new Who fans. This season avoided constant references to the past, as the majority of the viewers would likely not understand any callbacks (this has led to the season's DVD release to be called season one instead of season twenty-seven). The show was quite successful, regularly topping the BBC's ratings.

The season itself told the story of the Ninth Doctor, although his companion Rose Tyler was in the limelight more than him at times. The season also had a minor plot arc which appeared in all the episodes, but was not the focus of them: In each episode there is some form of reference to "Bad Wolf", which was explained at the end of the season. Season twenty-seven brought back the episodic format of classic Doctor Who, but exchanged the multi-episode serial stories of past Doctor Who seasons for single-episode stories with a few two-part episodes.

Episodes

# # Title Airdate USA Airdate
720 1 Rose March 26, 2005 March 17, 2006
721 2 The End of the World April 2, 2005 March 17, 2006
722 3 The Unquiet Dead April 9, 2005 March 24, 2006
723 4 Aliens of London (1) April 16, 2005 March 31, 2006
724 5 World War Three (2) April 23, 2005 April 7, 2006
725 6 Dalek April 30, 2005 April 14, 2006
726 7 The Long Game May 7, 2005 April 21, 2006
727 8 Father's Day May 14, 2005 April 28, 2006
728 9 The Empty Child (1) May 21, 2005 May 5, 2006
729 10 The Doctor Dances (2) May 28, 2005 May 12, 2006
730 11 Boom Town June 4, 2005 May 19, 2006
731 12 Bad Wolf (1) June 11, 2005 June 2, 2006
732 13 The Parting of the Ways (2) June 18, 2005 June 9, 2006

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