Doctor Who (series 2)

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Doctor Who series 2
Doctor Who Series 2.jpg
DVD box set
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 14, 11 serials
(+2 Supplemental episodes)
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Original run 15 April 2006 (2006-04-15) – 8 July 2006 (2006-07-08)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 16 January 2007 (2007-01-16)[1]
Region 2 20 November 2006 (2006-11-20)
Region 4 7 December 2006 (2006-12-07)
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A 5 November 2013 (2013-11-05)
Region B 4 November 2013 (2013-11-04) (Region 2)
4 December 2013 (Region 4)
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The second series of British science fiction programme Doctor Who began on 25 December 2005 with the Christmas special "The Christmas Invasion". Following the special, a regular series of thirteen episodes was broadcast, starting with "New Earth" on 15 April 2006. In addition, two short special episodes were produced; a Children in Need special and an interactive episode, as well as 13 TARDISODEs.

This is the first series to feature David Tennant as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his TARDIS, which appears to be a British police box on the outside. He continues to travel with his companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), with whom he has grown increasingly attached. They also briefly travel with Rose's boyfriend Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke), and Camille Coduri reprises her role as Rose's mother Jackie. The series is connected by a loose story arc consisting of the recurring word "Torchwood".


List of episodes[edit]

The first episode of the series, "New Earth", was also the first episode since Doctor Who was revived not to be set in the vicinity of Earth, and the first story since The Greatest Show in the Galaxy from Season 25 to be wholly set on an alien world; every episode of Series 1 had taken place either on Earth itself or on a space station in the vicinity of the planet.

Story No. Episode Title Directed by Written by UK viewers[2]
(million)
AI[2] Original air date Production
code
167 "The Christmas Invasion" James Hawes Russell T Davies 9.84 84 25 December 2005 (2005-12-25) 2X
Rose and the newly-regenerated Tenth Doctor return to Rose's house, where Rose, her mother Jackie (Camille Coduri) and her former boyfriend Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke) carry him inside to rest. When out shopping, Rose and Mickey are attacked by Santa robots; the Doctor theorises that energy from his regeneration has lured them here. Prime Minister Harriet Jones (Penelope Wilton) is threatened by the leader of the Sycorax to give them half of the Earth's population as slaves; Harriet tries to negotiate and is transmatted on their ship. Rose, Mickey, and Jackie drag the Doctor onto the TARDIS, but the TARDIS is detected by the Sycorax and they transport it to their ship, with Rose, Mickey, and the Doctor inside. After the Doctor has fully recovered, he challenges the Sycorax leader to a sword fight for the future of the Earth, which he eventually wins. However, the Sycorax ship is destroyed against the Doctor's wishes by Harriet Jones, who had called Torchwood on the matter.
168 1 "New Earth" James Hawes Russell T Davies 8.62 85 15 April 2006 (2006-04-15) 2.1
The Doctor and Rose go to New Earth, the planet which humanity inhabited after the Earth's destruction by the Sun. They go into a hospital in New New York, where Rose meets the villain Cassandra (Zoë Wanamaker) again. Cassandra possesses Rose's body as she is in need of one, but the Doctor is suspicious of "Rose"'s actions. They discover that the hospital holds hundreds of artificially-grown humans that have been infected with diseases so the Sisters of Plenitude can find their cures. "Rose" releases several of the humans as a distraction, but they release others and a zombie-like attack begins. The Doctor sprays the infected humans with the solution from a disinfectant shower, curing them. The Doctor orders Cassandra out of Rose and she transfers her consciousness to her servant Chip (Sean Gallagher), but his cloned body fails and Cassandra accepts her death.
169 2 "Tooth and Claw" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies 9.24 83 22 April 2006 (2006-04-22) 2.2
The Doctor and Rose end up in Scotland in 1879, where Queen Victoria (Pauline Collins) invites them to Torchwood Estate. Unknown to them, the estate has been captured by a group of monks who have brought a werewolf in hopes to infect Queen Victoria. The Doctor notices the trap and tries to shield himself, Victoria, and Rose from the werewolf. He learns that the estate was designed as a trap for the werewolf as it contains a large telescope which, with Victoria's Koh-i-Noor diamond and full moonlight, can force the werewolf into a human form. Though they save her, Queen Victoria is appalled by the Doctor and Rose's modern eccentricities and founds Torchwood Institute to defend Britain from further alien attacks.
170 3 "School Reunion" James Hawes Toby Whithouse 8.31 85 29 April 2006 (2006-04-29) 2.3
The Doctor works undercover as a teacher in a school which Mickey believes is suspicious. Rose, working as a dinner lady, notices the cafeteria's chips have an adverse effect on other members of the kitchen staff, while the Doctor notes the chips seem to make the students more intelligent. The success of headmaster Mr Finch (Anthony Head) has aroused media attention; investigative journalist and the Doctor's former companion Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) arrives at the school and discovers the TARDIS one night. She and her robotic dog K-9 join up with the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey and they discover that the teachers are actually Krillitanes and the chips are coated with Krillitane oil, intended to make the children smart enough so they can decode the "Skasis Paradigm", a theory of everything, which will give the Krillitanes full control of time and space. The Doctor refuses to join the Krillitanes and evacuates the children of the school, after which K-9 detonates the container of the chip oil which destroys the Krillitanes, the school, and K-9. Sarah Jane declines the Doctor's offer to travel with him and suggests that Mickey do so instead, and the Doctor gives her a brand new model of K-9.
171 4 "The Girl in the Fireplace" Euros Lyn Steven Moffat 7.90 84 6 May 2006 (2006-05-06) 2.4
The Doctor, Rose, and Mickey arrive on an abandoned spaceship which contains several "time windows" into the life of Madame de Pompadour, known as "Reinette" (Sophia Myles). The Doctor first enters her bedroom through an 18th-century fireplace when she is seven years old and saves her from a clockwork man which has hidden under her bed. On the ship, the Doctor and his companions discover more time windows into Reinette's life and see that the clockwork droids continue stalking her, but do not consider her "complete". The Doctor discovers that the ship's human crew have died out and the droids have recycled some of their organs for use in the ship but still needs Reinette's brain to be fully functional. The brain must be 37 years old, the age of the ship; the ship is actually named after Madame de Pompadour. The Doctor manages to arrive at her 37th birthday costume ball and save her from the droids, who shut down because they have no way of returning to their ship.
172a 5 "Rise of the Cybermen" Graeme Harper Tom MacRae 9.22 86 13 May 2006 (2006-05-13) 2.5
A problem causes the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey to reach a parallel universe, in which most of the people of London wear EarPods that feeds information directly into the wearer's brain and Rose's father Pete (Shaun Dingwall) is still alive. The EarPods are designed by John Lumic (Roger Lloyd-Pack), who is trying to give them an "upgrade" which will ultimately turn the humans into Cybermen. Though he has not received permission to do this, he has been abducting and converting numerous homeless people. Mickey is mistaken for his parallel universe self Ricky and is taken by Jake Simmonds (Andrew Hayden-Smith), a member of a gang called the "Preachers" who are aware of the dangers of the EarPods. Cybermen begin attacking at the parallel universe Jackie's birthday party, at which the Doctor and Rose are posing as waiters. They, along with Pete, escape and run into Mickey and the Preachers, but the Cybermen close in on them.
172b 6 "The Age of Steel" Graeme Harper Tom MacRae 7.63 86 20 May 2006 (2006-05-20) 2.6
Escaping from the Cybermen, the group go to the Battersea Power Station, where Lumic has ordered the people of London to go for conversion into Cybermen. On the way, Ricky is killed by the Cybermen. The group splits up to destroy the EarPod transmitter in the zeppelin; Mickey and Jake board the zeppelin, Rose and Pete pose as humans marching for conversion, and the Doctor and Mrs. Moore head to Lumic. Eventually, Mrs. Moore is killed and the Doctor, Rose and Pete are captured by the Cybermen and taken to Lumic, who has become the Cyber Controller. Mickey and Jake disable the transmitter, freeing the humans who had not been converted. The Doctor tricks Lumic into giving the inhibitor code which Mickey hears on surveillance and sends to Rose's phone; the Doctor plugs the phone into the computer systems which changes the signal and sends the Cybermen into despair. The group flees, leaving Lumic to his death. Mickey decides to stay and help fix the parallel universe with Jake, as he understands Rose prefers the Doctor.
173 7 "The Idiot's Lantern" Euros Lyn Mark Gatiss 6.76 84 27 May 2006 (2006-05-27) 2.7
The Doctor and Rose land in Muswell Hill, London in 1953 on the day before Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. The Doctor befriends teenager Tommy Connolly (Rory Jennings), whose grandmother is hidden because she lacks any facial features and has no brain activity, a phenomenon that is common with those who have purchased television sets sold cheap for the coronation from Magpie Electricals, owned by Mr Magpie (Ron Cook). Rose, investigating the shop, finds that Mr Magpie is under the influence of an entity known as "The Wire" (Maureen Lipman), a refugee who has converted herself to an electrical form and is using the televisions and hopefully the upcoming coronation to consume enough minds to rebuild its body; she takes Rose's face as well. In discovery of this the Doctor is outraged and foils the Wire's plan with a device he creates, and those whose minds and faces were consumed are returned and London can safely watch the coronation.
174a 8 "The Impossible Planet" James Strong Matt Jones 6.32 85 3 June 2006 (2006-06-03) 2.8
The Doctor and Rose arrive on a base on a planet which is impossibly orbiting a black hole. The crew of the base, who are there on an expedition to drill to the middle of the planet, is led by Captain Zachary Cross Flane (Shaun Parkes). A race of aliens known as the Ood serve them. A quake strikes the plane, causing several sections of the base, including the one where the TARDIS was, to fall into the planet. As the drill nears the planet's centre, the Ood begin foretelling the awakening of a "Beast", which possesses archaeologist Toby Zed (Will Thorp) and later the Ood. The drilling finishes, and the Doctor offers to go with Ida Scott (Claire Rushbrook) to the depths of the planet, where they discover a disc with unreadable markings found on the base and the possessed Toby's face. The Doctor believes the disc to be a door, and as it begins to open the possessed Toby tells Rose that the planet has began to fall into the black hole and the voice of the Beast (Gabriel Woolf) announces that he is free.
174b 9 "The Satan Pit" James Strong Matt Jones 6.08 86 10 June 2006 (2006-06-10) 2.9
Ida and the Doctor investigate the door and Rose and the other members of the crew witness a force leaving Toby's body and assume that he is no longer possessed. The Doctor descends into the dark pit and the Beast speaks to him, revealing he is the epitome of evil of several religions and has been sealed inside the planet, but is seeking to escape. The Doctor runs out of rope and believes he can survive the drop and falls, the news of which distresses Rose. Most of the crew and Rose escape from the Ood and board and launch an escape rocket. The Doctor discovers he has survived the crash and finds the physical form of the Beast, who reveals that his consciousness has managed to escape. Having faith in Rose, the Doctor triggers the sequence for the Beast and the planet to fall into the black hole, but as the Beast's consciousness is inside Toby the rocket begins to pull toward the black hole. Rose realises this and releases Toby from the rocket, and the Doctor finds the TARDIS in the pit and uses it to rescue Rose.
175 10 "Love & Monsters" Dan Zeff Russell T Davies 6.66 76 17 June 2006 (2006-06-17) 2.10
Through his video diary, Elton Pope (Marc Warren) tells how he first saw the Doctor in his living room when he was a boy, and that he plans to find the Doctor again. Through Internet searches he finds Ursula Blake (Shirley Henderson), who has also had past experiences with the Doctor. Elton, Ursula, and three other members who have had encounters with the Doctor, form the London Investigation 'N' Detective Agency (LINDA) to discuss these encounters, but their meetings soon become more social. One day a man known as Victor Kennedy (Peter Kay) interrupts one of the group's meetings and reinvigorates LINDA's purpose to locate the Doctor. Later, two members of the group mysteriously go missing, and one day Ursula and Elton return to the meeting room to retrieve Ursula's phone. There Kennedy reveals himself to be an Abzorbaloff, who has absorbed the other three LINDA members. Ursula receives the same fate and the Abzorbaloff corners Elton, but the TARDIS appears and the Doctor discovers the Abzorbaloff's cane is a field generator and Elton breaks it, destroying the creature. The Doctor manages to preserve Ursula in a paving slab, which Elton takes home.
176 11 "Fear Her" Euros Lyn Matthew Graham 7.14 83 24 June 2006 (2006-06-24) 2.11
The Doctor and Rose arrive in a London neighbourhood just prior to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games. Children have been disappearing and the Doctor and Rose discover the source is a 12-year-old girl named Chloe Webber (Abisola Agbaje), who can cause people to disappear by drawing them. The Doctor finds that she is possessed by an Isolus, an alien life form that has crashed on Earth and can relate to Chloe's loneliness. For the Isolus to leave Chloe's body, they must find the Isolus' pod and give it power; Rose finds it under just-poured tar in the street and is able to power it by throwing it into the Olympic Torch as it comes by the street, giving the pod heat and emotional strength. As the missing children reappear, the demon-like drawing of Chloe's violent and dead father comes to life, but Chloe's mother (Nina Sosanya) calms Chloe's fears. The Isolus peacefully leaves Chloe's body.
177a 12 "Army of Ghosts" Graeme Harper Russell T Davies 8.19 86 1 July 2006 (2006-07-01) 2.12
The Doctor and Rose return to London and visit Jackie and learn that for a few months the Earth has experienced silhouettes which appear at a certain time each day around the world. The public have accepted these as ghosts. However, the Doctor thinks they are the impressions of something forcing its way into the universe and tracks the source to the headquarters of a secret organisation known as Torchwood. Torchwood's director Yvonne Hartman (Tracey-Ann Oberman) reveals that the ghosts are a result of a breach in the universe which a spherical "void ship", kept at Torchwood, has arrived. Three employees of Torchwood become manipulated by an unseen party and open the breach, which breaks down and causes millions of the ghosts to appear worldwide and shift into their true form of the Cybermen from the parallel universe. However, the Cybermen merely followed the void ship through the breach, and the ship is revealed to contain four Daleks.
177b 13 "Doomsday" Graeme Harper Russell T Davies 8.22 89 8 July 2006 (2006-07-08) 2.13
The four Daleks, later identified as the Cult of Skaro, have brought a device known as the Genesis Ark through the breach and declare war on the Cybermen and the two races soon begin fighting worldwide. Meanwhile, the Doctor has discovered that Jake Simmonds, Pete Tyler, and Mickey - who masqueraded as a Torchwood employee and is with Rose and the Daleks - have been able to travel between the universes. The Cult of Skaro is keeping Rose and Mickey alive because they, being time travellers, would activate the Genesis Ark, which the Daleks are incapable of as it is stolen Time Lord technology. The Doctor plans to open the breach, which will pull in anyone who has crossed the Void including the Daleks, Cybermen, and Rose's family, and then close the breach forever. Rose refuses to reside in the parallel universe and stays to help the Doctor, but she is unable to hold on and becomes marooned in the parallel universe forever. The Doctor is able to use the power of a supernova to transmit his image through one of the final breaches, and the two share a tearful goodbye before a woman in her wedding dress appears in the TARDIS.


Supplemental episodes[edit]

Two mini-episodes were also recorded: "Doctor Who: Children in Need" was produced for the 2005 Children in Need appeal, and interactive episode "Attack of the Graske" was recorded for digital television following the broadcast of "The Christmas Invasion". 13 TARDISODEs were also produced to serve as prequels to each episode. All episodes were filmed as part of the second series' production cycle.

Title Directed by Written by UK viewers
(million)
Original air date Production
code
"Doctor Who: Children in Need" Euros Lyn Russell T Davies 10.8[3] 18 November 2005 (2005-11-18) CIN
The Doctor has just regenerated; but will Rose be able to trust this strange new Doctor?
"Attack of the Graske" Ashley Way Gareth Roberts N/A 25 December 2005 (2005-12-25)  —
The human race is in danger of being replaced by aliens (changelings). Only the Doctor's companion (the viewer) can stop them.
Tardisodes Ashley Way Gareth Roberts N/A 1 April 2006 (2006-04-01) - 1 July 2006 (2006-07-01) (online/mobile phone release)  —
A series of one-minute prequels to each episode of Series 2.

Casting[edit]

The title card for series 2 of Doctor Who, identical to that used for series 1.

Main characters[edit]

Series two was David Tennant's first in the role of the Doctor after he was cast on April 28, 2005.[4][5][6][7] Following his brief appearance in the closing moments of "The Parting of the Ways" he was next seen in the Children in Need special, broadcast on 18 November 2005. "The Christmas Invasion", broadcast one month later, marked his first full episode.

Billie Piper continued her role as companion Rose Tyler, for her second and final series,[8] Noel Clarke's character Mickey Smith, a recurring guest character during the first series, featured in several episodes.

Guest stars[edit]

Camille Coduri continued to guest in the series as recurring character Jackie Tyler. Shaun Dingwall returned for several episodes as Pete Tyler and Penelope Wilton reprised her role as Harriet Jones.

Elisabeth Sladen featured in the episode "School Reunion", returning to the character of Sarah Jane Smith, companion of the Third and Fourth Doctors.[9][10] John Leeson also featured in this episode as the voice of K-9.[11]

Other guest stars included Adam Garcia, Daniel Evans, Zoë Wanamaker, Anna Hope, Pauline Collins, Anthony Head, Sophia Myles, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Don Warrington, Maureen Lipman, Danny Webb, Shaun Parkes, Claire Rushbrook, Will Thorp, Marc Warren, Peter Kay, Shirley Henderson, Simon Greenall, Moya Brady, Kathryn Drysdale, Nina Sosanya, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Raji James, Barbara Windsor, Derek Acorah, Alistair Appleton, Trisha Goddard[12][13] and Freema Agyeman, who returned to co-star as Martha Jones the next year.[14][15][16]

Production[edit]

David Tennant replaced Christopher Eccleston who left after one series

Following the success of the opening episode of the first series, the BBC announced that Doctor Who had been recommissioned for both a second series and a Christmas special on 30 March 2005.[17] Recording for the Christmas special began in July 2005,[18][19] with production on the series itself beginning on 1 August 2005[20] and concluding on 31 March 2006.[21]

New writers for the show included Toby Whithouse, creator of the Channel 4 drama No Angels, Tom MacRae, creator of Sky One's Mile High, Matt Jones, also a prolific script editor and producer, and Matthew Graham, co-creator of the BBC science fiction series Life on Mars. Previous writers Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies all contributed to the series, with Davies continuing to act as head writer and executive producer. Stephen Fry was due to write episode 11 but was forced to withdraw as he could not complete the script in time[22][23][24] so Russell T. Davies hired Matthew Graham to write Fear Her. Phil Collinson produced all episodes, with Julie Gardner as executive producer. The series was directed by James Hawes, Euros Lyn, James Strong, Dan Zeff and Graeme Harper, who had directed episodes of the programme's original run.

The second series encompassed a loose story arc based around the word "Torchwood", which first appeared in the 2005 episode "Bad Wolf". The mythology of Torchwood is built across the series; in "The Christmas Invasion" it is revealed to be a secret organisation which possesses alien technology, and its establishment is shown in "Tooth and Claw". Contemporary Torchwood is finally visited by the Doctor and Rose in "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday", at which point it is situated within London's Canary Wharf and accidentally allows the invasion of the Cybermen and, subsequently, the Daleks. The Doctor and Rose are forcibly separated by these events, which lead to Rose's entrapment within a parallel universe.

The Doctor and Rose are indirectly responsible for their separation; their enjoyment of the events of "Tooth and Claw" horrifies Queen Victoria and leads to the establishment of Torchwood. Over a century later, the institute's foolish actions are resolved at the expense of the Doctor and Rose's companionship. "It's deliberate when that happens [The Doctor and Rose's arrogance]", said head writer Russell T Davies, "and they do pay the price. In "Tooth and Claw", they set up the very thing — Torchwood — that separates them in the end. It's sort of their own fault."[25]

Production blocks were arranged as follows:

Block Episodes Director Writers Code
1 "The Christmas Invasion"
"School Reunion"
"New Earth"
James Hawes Russell T Davies
Toby Whithouse
Russell T Davies
2X
2.3
2.1
2 "Tooth and Claw"
"The Girl in the Fireplace"
Euros Lyn Russell T Davies
Steven Moffat
2.2
2.4
3 "Rise of the Cybermen"
"The Age of Steel"
"Army of Ghosts"
"Doomsday"
Graeme Harper Tom MacRae
Russell T Davies
2.5
2.6
2.12
2.13
"Doctor Who: Children in Need"
"Attack of the Graske"
Euros Lyn
Ashley Way
Russell T Davies
Gareth Roberts
CIN
-
4 "The Idiot's Lantern"
"Fear Her"
Euros Lyn Mark Gatiss
Matthew Graham
2.7
2.11
5 "Love & Monsters" Dan Zeff Russell T Davies 2.10
6 "The Impossible Planet"
"The Satan Pit"
James Strong Matt Jones 2.8
2.9

A Children in Need special and an interactive episode, entitled "Attack of the Graske", were both produced alongside the series.

A series of 13 TARDISODEs were also produced. These mini-episodes (approximately 60 seconds in length) served as prequels to each forthcoming episode, and were available for download to mobile phones and viewable at the official Doctor Who website. The TARDISODEs were recorded intermittently from 31 January[26] to 8 April 2006.[27]

International broadcasts[edit]

Australia[edit]

In Australia, this series aired in 2006, on ABC at 7:30 pm Saturdays. The premiere episode was the 2005 Christmas special. During the runs of these episodes, the Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down was not shown at that time. This series aired again from Tuesday, 27 January 2009 starting with "The Christmas Invasion" at 8:30 pm. From 3 February 2009, not only was the show airing on ABC2 on Tuesdays at 8:30 pm, Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episodes aired right after the episode. This is the second time that the Doctor Who Confidential Cut Down episodes were shown; the first time happened in 2008 when airing series 4 of Doctor Who. Then from 2 January 2012, episodes were shown at 7:30pm on ABC2 daily from Rose to The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe to the lead-up of Series 7. The lot of episodes were repeated again a second time later that year.

Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

At the 2007 BAFTA Cymru Awards David Tennant won Best Actor for his performance in "Doomsday". Russell T. Davies won the award for Best Screenplay for the episode "Doomsday. Billie Piper was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Doomsday but lost. Louise Page won for Best Costume, while Neill Gorton and Sheelagh Wells won for Best Make-up for "The Girl in the Fireplace", Cripspin Green won for Best Editor for his work on "Tooth and Claw".[28][29] At the 2007 BAFTA TV Awards Crispin Green was nominated for Best Editing Fiction/Entertainment, while The Mill were nominated for Best Visual Effects.

At the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards the show won Best Loved Drama in a double win with the award being presented to Russell T. Davies, Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson. David Tennant won the for Best Actor for his portrayal of The Doctor. While Billie Piper won Best Actress for portraying Rose Tyler.[30] At the National Television Awards the show won three awards. The show received Most Popular Drama award for the second time in a row, David Tennant won Most Popular Actor and Billie Piper won Most Popular Actress again, repeating her success from the previous year.[31] At the 2007 Constellation Awards the show won Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2006, David Tennant won Best Male Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Television Episode for "The Girl in the Fireplace", while the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who co produced series 2 won Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2006.[32] The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2006 was awarded to "The Girl in the Fireplace". "School Reunion and "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday were also nominated.[33] Steven Moffat's writing for "The Girl in the Fireplace received a nomination from the Nebula Awards. The show was nominated for five awards at the 2006 RTS Television Awards Best Drama Series, Best Production Design for Edward Thomas Best Costume Design - Drama for Louise Page, Best Make Up Design - Drama for Sheelagh Wells and Neill Gorton and Best Visual Effects - Digital Effects but did not win a single award.[34]

At the 2007 Saturn Awards the show was nominated for two awards; Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series and Best Television DVD Release, it did not win either. The show was nominated for the Scream Award for Best TV show but did not win. At the 2007 SFX Awards, the show won Best TV Show, Euros Lyn and Steven Moffat won Best TV episode for "The Girl in the Fireplace". James Strong and Matt Jones were nominated for "The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit" and Graeme Harper and Russell T Davies for "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday". David Tennant won for Best TV Actor and Billie Piper won for Best TV Actress.[citation needed] At the 2007 VES Awards Nicolas Hernandez, Jean-Claude Deguara, Neil Roche and Jean-Yves Audouard were nominated for their work on the werewolf for the episode "Tooth and Claw".[35]

Release[edit]

DVD and Blu-ray releases[edit]

Series Episode name Number and duration
of episodes
R2/B release date R4/B release date R1/A release date
2 Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 1
"The Christmas Invasion"
"New Earth"
1 × 60 min.
1 × 45 min.
1 May 2006 20 July 2006 N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 2
"Tooth and Claw"
"School Reunion"
"The Girl in the Fireplace"
3 × 45 min. 5 June 2006 17 August 2006 N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 3
"Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel"
"The Idiot's Lantern"
3 × 45 min. 10 July 2006 7 September 2006 N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 4
"The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit"
"Love & Monsters"
3 × 45 min. 7 August 2006 5 October 2006 N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 5
"Fear Her"
"Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday"
3 × 45 min. 25 September 2006 2 November 2006 N/A
Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series
Only available on Blu-ray as part of the Complete Series 1-7 All Blu-ray Giftset in the US and UK
Blu-ray available separately in Australia
1 × 7 min.
1 × 60 min.
13 × 45 min.
20 November 2006 (DVD)
4 November 2013 (Blu-ray)
6 December 2006 (DVD)
4 December 2013 (Blu-ray)
16 January 2007 (US DVD)
6 February 2007 (Canada DVD)[notes 1]
5 November 2013 (Blu-ray)
Doctor Who: Series 2, Part 1
"The Christmas Invasion"
"New Earth"
"Tooth and Claw"
"School Reunion"
"The Girl in the Fireplace"
"Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel"
1 × 60 min.
6 × 45 min.
N/A N/A 8 April 2014
Doctor Who: Series 2, Part 2
"The Idiot's Lantern"
"The Impossible Planet"
"The Satan Pit"
"Love & Monsters"
"Fear Her"
"Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday"
7 × 45 min. N/A N/A 13 May 2014

Soundtrack[edit]

Selected pieces of score from this series (alongside material from Series 1 and "The Runaway Bride"), as composed by Murray Gold, were released on 4 December 2006 by Silva Screen Records.[36][37] On August 19, 2013 the soundtrack was released on 12" Vinyl as a limited addition with only 500 copies.[38][39]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian release was originally announced as the same day as the US issue, but the decision by the CBC to schedule a two-month mid-season hiatus led to the release date being pushed back; ultimately, it was released before the CBC was able to air the final two episodes of the season.

References[edit]

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  13. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4381454.stm
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