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Doctor Who: Season 1 (2006)




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In a bid to rebrand the iconic Doctor, the BBC shakes off the kitschy sets of old and fashion a brand new start for the franchise.


Noel Clarke
as Mickey Smith
Camille Coduri
as Jackie Tyler
Jo Joyner
as Lynda
Richard Wilson
as Dr. Constantine
Simon Callow
as Charles Dickens
Penelope Wilton
as Harriet Jones
Corey Johnson
as Henry van Statten
Shaun Dingwall
as Pete Tyler
Colin Prockter
as Grimy Man
Annette Badland
as Margaret Blaine
Alan David
as Gabriel Sneed
Huw Rhys
as Redpath
William Thomas
as Mr. Cleaver
Robert Barton
as Registrar
Ellie Garnett
as Caroline
Abi Eniola
as Crosbie
Luke Perry
as Timothy Lloyd
Jennifer Hill
as Mrs Peace
Simon Pegg
as Editor
Mali Harries
as Cathy Salt
Aled Pedrick
as Idris Hopper
Adam McCoy
as Clive's son
Cheryl Fergison
as Mrs. Lloyd
Alan Ruscoe
as Margaret Slitheen
Wayne Cater
as Stage Manager
Meic Povey
as Driver
Judy Holt
as Adam's Mother
Damian Samuels
as Mr. Lloyd
Zoe Thorne
as The Gelth
Casey Dyer
as Young Mickey
Julia Joyce
as Young Rose
Vilma Hollingbery
as Mrs. Harcourt
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Critic Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Eccleston is such an electrifying actor that he conveys the doctor's alien status (he is 900 years old with two hearts) by the means of wide-eyed, slightly unhinged over-enthusiasm.

January 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Fast, funny, scary and beautifully acted, it manages to be vibrant and fresh to appeal to a new audience while remaining utterly faithful to the spirit of the old show.

October 6, 2018 | Full Review…

To my novice's eye, it's pretty decent hokum-fast, corny, genial, honest in its schlock.

March 17, 2006 | Full Review…
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The genius of the character development is that Rose does not become more powerful, or blessed with some macguffin of plot relevance.

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Thundered back onto the BBC in a manner that honored the series' canon while also injecting new energy and reestablishing a show previously aimed primarily at children as one sophisticated enough that adult geeks could love it unabashedly. [Blu-ray]

November 15, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If the program was inquisitive science fiction in 1963 and an alien invasion thriller in 1970, then in 2005 it must be considered a character drama.

November 27, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doctor Who: Season 1


A misstep here and some deus ex machina there can't slow this series down. Not a reboot, but a continuation of the series starting in 1963, although designed so you can jump right in here without having seen a previous episode. Well done!


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A couple of missteps on the takeoff don't stop this from being one of the most important seasons of Doctor Who's 50+ year history, featuring my personal favourite Doctor yet.


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