Doctor Who: Series 1 Guide

Russell T. Davies has reinvented TV’s favourite two-hearted Time Lord for a new generation.

Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner (it's difficult keeping up with friends when your day job involves roaming through time and space), his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs Rose.

Rose is a shop-girl from the present day, trapped in a dull existence. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soulmates. They understand and complete each other. With nothing to hold Rose back (neither her overbearing mum nor her hapless boyfriend), she chooses the Doctor and his promise of fantastic adventures across the universe. And he doesn't let her down...

From foiling an alien plot to take control of the Earth to witnessing its end millions of years in the future; an encounter with Charles Dickens and the sinister, deadly Gelth, to the chance to see her late father once again; Rose has little chance to catch her breath.

When the Doctor comes face-to-face with an enemy he had long thought dead, Rose and the whole of humanity are threatened with total destruction. Can the Doctor stop the invasion of the most lethal adversary he has ever had to contend with ? the Daleks?