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Doctor Who: The Poison Sky


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5/13. Series four. The Sontarans activate their plan to choke the Earth.
(Doctor Who Confidential follows at 7.05pm on BBC3)
(Repeated tomorrow at 8pm on BBC3)
Doctor Who Adventures magazine: on sale Thursdays, £2.10
Doctor Who audio CD: page 11; Friend or foe?: page 14
Moment of the Week: page 47; The Inside Story: page 48

[Photo caption] Doctor Who: The race is on for the Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna (Catherine Tate) to stop planet Earth being choked by the deadly Atmos gas

Pick of the Day: Drama of the Week
Doctor Who 6.20pm BBC1
The planet's population is being gassed by Atmos and Martha's evil twin is helping to orchestrate the chaos as the sausage-headed Sontarans prepare to invade. Even Newsnight's Kirsty Wark (making a cameo appearance) looks a bit panicky, so you know things must be bad.
While the Doctor is otherwise engaged, it's up to plucky Donna to step up and save the world. It's a big, gung-ho adventure, though there are too many touchy-feely bits that tend to slow things down. And there's something unintentionally funny and endearing about the warrior Sontarans, particularly when they do their All Blacks-type haka before battle. You realise, despite the bluster, they aren't that scary. (Alison Graham TV editor)

Doctor Who audio CD: page 11 Friend or foe?: page 14
Moment of the Week: page 47


Writer: Helen Raynor
Producer: Susie Liggat
Director: Douglas MacKinnon
The Doctor: David Tennant
Donna Noble: Catherine Tate
Martha Jones: Freema Agyeman
Wilfred Mott: Bernard Cribbins
Sylvia Noble: Jacqueline King
Luke Rattigan: Ryan Sampson
Col Mace: Rupert Holliday Evans
General Staal: Christopher Ryan
Commander Skorr: Dan Starkey
Private Harris: Clive Standen
Private Gray: Wesley Theobald
Ross Jenkins: Christian Cooke
Captain Price: Bridget Hodson
Kirsty Wark: null Herself

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