This Story: Series 1, Story 1. Production Code 1.1
Overall: Story 158, Episode 703
Airdate: 26 Mar 2005
Written by Russell T Davies
Directed by Keith Boak
- The production team restarted the “series”. This first series of modern Doctor Who was not going to be “Season 27”, it was called “Series 1”. Internally, I always called it Season 27, but then I’m pedantic that way. But to avoid confusion for site visitors, I’ll label them as the production team labels them as I go through New Who.
- Episodes were twice as long as classic episodes (Season 22 notwithstanding). Stories were mostly just one episode now (the length of a classic series two parter). Story wise it was meant to be more of the old show, but legally/officially it was a new TV show, hence the series restart at “Series 1”.
- Additionally, the production codes I use here are my own made up ones, as the new show didn’t have production codes like the old one did. I created them based on their series and production order.
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#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 703 - Rose (Story 158) - 26 Mar 2005 1/2#DoctorWho comes back to regular TV after 16 years with "Rose". It's not the strongest story, but I attribute that to having to reintroduce literally everything. It does have an old villain in it (Autons), but they pic.twitter.com/Grtgfn4PRB— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) June 2, 2023
#DoctorWhoMarathon Ep 703 - Rose (Story 158) - 26 Mar 2005 #DoctorWho 2/2— jᎾᎬ sᎥᎬᎶᏞᎬᏒ (@JoeSiegler) June 2, 2023
are mostly not that big a deal. I remember watching this new and the joy of just having it back. Mickey is mostly bad, but I loved just about everything else. Eccleston is a joy, such a fresh take on Who. pic.twitter.com/tiN8bvODc5