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Doctor Who
Series 2
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Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of stories10
No. of episodes13 (+1 supplemental)
Original networkBBC One
Original release15 April (2006-04-15) –
8 July 2006 (2006-07-08)
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List of Doctor Who episodes (2005–present)

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". This is also the first series to be preceded by a Christmas special, which was commissioned to see how well the show could do at Christmas. The success of "The Christmas Invasion" led to the Christmas special becoming an annual tradition.


StoryEpisodeTitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
UK viewers
(millions) [1]
167"The Christmas Invasion"James HawesRussell T Davies25 December 2005 (2005-12-25)2X9.8484
Rose and the newly-regenerated Tenth Doctor return to Rose's flat, where Rose, her mother Jackie and her former boyfriend Mickey Smith 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 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.
1681"New Earth"James HawesRussell T Davies15 April 2006 (2006-04-15)2.18.6285
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 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 an intravenous solution using a disinfectant shower, curing them. The Doctor orders Cassandra out of Rose and she transfers her consciousness to her servant Chip, but his cloned body fails and Cassandra accepts her death.
1692"Tooth and Claw"Euros LynRussell T Davies22 April 2006 (2006-04-22)2.29.2483
The Doctor and Rose end up in Scotland in 1879, where Queen Victoria 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.
1703"School Reunion"James HawesToby Whithouse29 April 2006 (2006-04-29)2.38.3185
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 has aroused media attention; investigative journalist and the Doctor's former companion Sarah Jane Smith arrives at the school and discovers the TARDIS. She and her robotic dog K9 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, after which K9 detonates the container of the chip oil which destroys the Krillitanes, the school, and K9. 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 K9.
1714"The Girl in the Fireplace"Euros LynSteven Moffat6 May 2006 (2006-05-06)2.47.9084
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". 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.
172a5"Rise of the Cybermen"Graeme HarperTom MacRae13 May 2006 (2006-05-13)2.59.2286
A problem causes the Doctor, Rose, and Mickey to reach a parallel universe, in which most of the people of London wear EarPods that feed information directly into the wearer's brain and Rose's father Pete is still alive. The EarPods are designed by John Lumic, 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, 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.
172b6"The Age of Steel"Graeme HarperTom MacRae20 May 2006 (2006-05-20)2.67.6386
Escaping from the Cybermen, the group go to Battersea Power Station, where Lumic uses a transmitter to control London's EarPod-wearing population and send them to be converted into Cybermen. On the way, Ricky is killed by the Cybermen. The group splits into three smaller groups to stop the conversion. 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 on the zeppelin, freeing the humans who had not been converted. Mickey hacks Lumic's database to find the code to cancel every Cyberman's emotional inhibitor and sends it to Rose's phone; the Doctor plugs the phone into the computer systems which changes the signal and sends the Cybermen into despair. They escape the exploding factory on the zeppelin and Pete cuts the ladder Lumic is climbing up, sending him to his death. Mickey decides to stay and help fix the parallel universe with Jake, as he understands Rose prefers the Doctor.
1737"The Idiot's Lantern"Euros LynMark Gatiss27 May 2006 (2006-05-27)2.76.7684
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, 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. Rose, investigating the shop, finds that Mr Magpie is under the influence of an entity known as "the Wire", 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.
174a8"The Impossible Planet"James StrongMatt Jones3 June 2006 (2006-06-03)2.86.3285
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. A race of aliens known as the Ood serve them. A quake strikes the planet, 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 and later the Ood. The drilling finishes, and the Doctor offers to go with Ida Scott 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 begun to fall into the black hole and the voice of the Beast announces that he is free.
174b9"The Satan Pit"James StrongMatt Jones10 June 2006 (2006-06-10)2.96.0886
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. The Doctor realises 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.
17510"Love & Monsters"Dan ZeffRussell T Davies17 June 2006 (2006-06-17)2.106.6676
Through his video diary, Elton Pope 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, who has also had past experiences with the Doctor. Elton, Ursula, and three other members who have had encounters with the Doctor, form a group called LINDA to discuss these encounters, but their meetings soon become more social. One day a man known as Victor Kennedy 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.
17611"Fear Her"Euros LynMatthew Graham24 June 2006 (2006-06-24)2.117.1483
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, 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 calms Chloe's fears. The Isolus peacefully leaves Chloe's body.
177a12"Army of Ghosts"Graeme HarperRussell T Davies1 July 2006 (2006-07-01)2.128.1986
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 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 are manipulated to 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.
177b13"Doomsday"Graeme HarperRussell T Davies8 July 2006 (2006-07-08)2.138.2289
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 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. 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. The Doctor is able to transmit his image through one of the final breaches, and the two share a tearful goodbye before a mysterious woman in a 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.[2][3][4][5]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
UK viewers
1"Doctor Who: Children in Need"Euros LynRussell T Davies18 November 2005 (2005-11-18)CIN10.8[6]
The Doctor has just regenerated; but will Rose be able to trust this strange new Doctor?
2"Attack of the Graske"Ashley WayGareth Roberts25 December 2005 (2005-12-25)N/AN/A
The human race is in danger of being replaced by aliens (changelings). Only the Doctor's companion (the viewer) can stop them.
3TardisodesAshley WayGareth Roberts1 April – 1 July 2006 (2006-07-01) (online release)N/AN/A
A series of one-minute prequels to each episode of Series 2.


Main characters[edit]

Series two was David Tennant's first in the role of the Doctor after he was cast on 28 April 2005.[7][8][9][10] 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.[11]

Billie Piper continued her role as companion Rose Tyler, for her second and final series,[12] Noel Clarke's character Mickey Smith, a recurring guest character during the first series, featured in several episodes.[13]

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 for the Christmas special.[14][15]

Elisabeth Sladen featured in the episode "School Reunion", returning to the character of Sarah Jane Smith, companion of the Third and Fourth Doctors.[16][17] John Leeson also featured in this episode as the voice of K9.[18]

Other guest stars included Adam Garcia, Daniel Evans, Zoë Wanamaker, Sean Gallagher, Anna Hope, Adjoa Andoh, Pauline Collins, Anthony Head, Sophia Myles, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Helen Griffin, Don Warrington, Maureen Lipman, Jamie Foreman, Rory Jennings, Margaret John, 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[19][20] and Freema Agyeman, who returned to co-star as Martha Jones the next year.[21][22][23]


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.[24] Recording for the Christmas special began on 23 July 2005,[25][26] with production on the series itself beginning on 1 August 2005[27] and concluding on 31 March 2006.[28]


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[29][30][31] 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 series is primarily set on Earth (though not as much as the first series was) due to the cost involved in creating another planet, according to Davies. Only two stories are set on another planet.[32]

The second series encompassed a loose story arc based around the word "Torchwood", which first appeared in the 2005 episode "Bad Wolf".[33] 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,[34] and its establishment is shown in "Tooth and Claw".[35] 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.[36][37][38]

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."[39]


Production blocks were arranged as follows:

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



The second series premiered on 15 April 2006 with "New Earth", and concluded after 13 episodes on 8 July 2006 with "Doomsday".[40] Doctor Who Confidential also aired alongside each episode of the series, continuing on from the previous series.[41]

A Children in Need special and an interactive episode, entitled "Attack of the Graske", were both produced alongside the series.[2] A series of 13 TARDISODEs were also produced.[5] 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[4] to 8 April 2006.[3]

Home media[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[42] 20 July 2006[43] N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 2
"Tooth and Claw" – "The Girl in the Fireplace"
3 × 45 min. 5 June 2006[44] 17 August 2006[45] N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 3
"Rise of the Cybermen" – "The Idiot's Lantern"
3 × 45 min. 10 July 2006[46] 7 September 2006[47] N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 4
"The Impossible Planet" – "Love & Monsters"
3 × 45 min. 7 August 2006[48] 5 October 2006[49] N/A
Doctor Who: Series 2, Volume 5
"Fear Her" – "Doomsday"
3 × 45 min. 25 September 2006[50] 2 November 2006[51] N/A
Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series
(includes "The Christmas Invasion" and "Children in Need")
1 × 7 min.
1 × 60 min.
13 × 45 min.
20 November 2006 (D) [52]
4 November 2013 (Blu-ray box set)[53]
31 August 2015 (B) [54]
6 December 2006 (D) [55]
4 December 2013 (B) [56]
16 January 2007 (US DVD)[57]
6 February 2007 (Can. DVD)[58][a][59]
5 November 2013 (Blu-ray box set)[53]
Doctor Who: Series 2, Part 1
"The Christmas Invasion" – "The Age of Steel"
1 × 60 min.
6 × 45 min.
N/A N/A 8 April 2014[61]
Doctor Who: Series 2, Part 2
"The Idiot's Lantern" – "Doomsday"
7 × 45 min. N/A N/A 13 May 2014[62]
2, 3, 4,
2008–2010 Specials
Doctor Who: The Complete David Tennant Years 5 × 6 min, 2 × 7 min,
1 × 8 min, 1 × 12 min,
35 × 45 min, 4 × 50 min,
6 × 60 min, 1 × 65 min,
1 × 72 min, 1 × 75 min.
10 November 2014[63] N/A 11 October 2011
(D) [64]
17 September 2019
(B) [65]

In print[edit]

Episode nameNovelisation titleWritten byPublication dateISBN
The Christmas InvasionJenny T. Colgan2 April 2018[66]ISBN 9781785943287


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
2006 BAFTA Cymru Awards Best Actor David Tennant for "Doomsday" Won [67][68]
Best Screenplay Russell T. Davies for "Doomsday" Won [67][68]
Best Actress Billie Piper for "Doomsday" Nominated [67][68]
Best Costume Louise Page Won [67][68]
Best Make-up Neill Gorton and Sheelagh Wells for "The Girl in the Fireplace" Won [67][68]
Best Editor Cripspin Green for "Tooth and Claw" Won [67][68]
Nebula Awards Nebula Award for Best Script Steven Moffat for "The Girl in the Fireplace" Nominated [69]
RTS Television Awards Best Drama Series Doctor Who Nominated [70][71]
Best Production Design Edward Thomas Nominated [70][71]
Best Costume Design – Drama Louise Page Nominated [70][71]
Best Make Up Design – Drama Sheelagh Wells and Neill Gorton Nominated [70][71]
Best Visual Effects – Digital Effects Doctor Who Nominated [70][71]
Scream Award Best TV Show Doctor Who Nominated [72]
TV Quick Best Loved Drama Doctor Who Won [73]
Best Actor David Tennant Won [73]
Best Actress Billie Piper Won [73]
2007 BAFTA TV Awards Best Editing Fiction/Entertainment Crispin Green Nominated [74]
Best Visual Effects The Mill Nominated [74]
Constellation Awards Best Science Fiction Television Series Doctor Who Won [75]
Best Male Performance in a 2006 Science Fiction Television Episode David Tennant for "The Girl in the Fireplace" Won [75]
Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2006 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Won [75]
Hugo Awards Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation "The Girl in the Fireplace" Won [76]
"School Reunion" Nominated [76]
"Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday Nominated [76]
National Television Awards Most Popular Drama Doctor Who Won [77]
Most Popular Actor David Tennant Won [77]
Most Popular Actress Billie Piper Won [77]
Saturn Awards Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series Doctor Who Nominated [78]
Best Television DVD Release Doctor Who Nominated [79]
SFX Awards Best TV Show Doctor Who Won [80]
Best TV Episode Euros Lyn and Steven Moffat for "The Girl in the Fireplace" Won [80]
James Strong and Matt Jones for "The Impossible Planet" / "The Satan Pit" Nominated [80]
Graeme Harper and Russell T Davies for "Army of Ghosts" / "Doomsday" Nominated [80]
Best TV Actor David Tennant Won [80]
Best TV Actress Billie Piper Won [80]
VES Awards Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program, Commercial, or Music Video Nicholas Hernandez, Jean-Claude Deguara, Neil Roche and Jean-Yves Audouard for "Tooth and Claw" Nominated [81]


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.[82][83] On 19 August 2013 the soundtrack was released on 12" Vinyl as a limited edition with only 500 copies.[84][85]


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  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.

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