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The Companions

Series of highlights from the sci-fi show. David Tennant, Billie Piper, Catherine Tate and John Barrowman go through the greatest moments of the Doctor's finest companions.


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-The Doctor.

-Hello!

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He can certainly look after himself,

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but he loves nothing better than sharing his adventures

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with like-minded companions.

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Run!

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From New New Earth to Old Pompeii,

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this dynamic duo make the universe a safer place.

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Hi!

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Coming up on Doctor Who's Greatest Moments,

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we buddy up with his best friends to find out that even the Doctor needs somebody.

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# I've been roaming around always looking down at all I see

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# Painted faces fill the places I can't reach

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# You know that I could use somebody... #

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-I'm so glad I met you.

-Thank you!

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-So hold on tight.

-I am!

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As we bring you the very best companion action.

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They are our way in, they are the character that we identify with.

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I think it's important for the Doctor to have somebody there.

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To have somebody that you can share the magic with.

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But what exactly does it take to be a hit with the Doctor?

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Back of the net!

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It's how the show has always worked

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and there's been usually a human TARDIS traveller.

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We identify with them that they are our way in. Skasis Paradigm.

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-They're trying to crack the Skasis Paradigm.

-The Skasis what?

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The God-maker. The Universal Theory.

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Crack that equation, you've got control of the building blocks of the universe.

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On a very practical level, you need someone to ask the questions.

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The Doctor knows everything, so needs a reason to say out loud what's going on

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rather than just know it inside this head. Time and space and matter.

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Yours to control.

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-What? And the kids are like a giant computer?

-Yes.

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So, there's that very, very pragmatic need to have somebody there alongside the Doctor.

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SQUAWKING

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You're asking the questions that your audience of all ages will ask.

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Why? What? When? How? And that takes you forward.

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-I can't shift it.

-I thought the sonic screwdriver could open anything.

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Anything except a deadlocked seal. There must be something inside.

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You're just allowing the audience to think, "What would that really be like?

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"What would that feel like?" What would the sense of that be?"

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To suddenly be hurtling through time and space.

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-You've redecorated.

-You like it?

-Oh, I do, yeah.

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So, to be an assistant, you enter into that genre.

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You enter into that land of taking a leap into the unknown.

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They say that first impressions count and none

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more so than when mysterious alien meets future companion.

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-What? What?

-Who are you?

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Martha's meeting with the Time Lord was far from straightforward.

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But, like, how?

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Like so!

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You see?

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-Told you.

-No, but...

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that was this morning.

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We see him at the beginning of Series Three in a place in his life

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where he's kind of just getting on with it on his own.

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He wasn't looking to recruit anybody at that time.

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You get one trip, then back home. I'd rather be on my own.

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And I do think that she does display all of those things that he does admire in a companion.

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-Hold on.

-Don't!

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We'll lose all the air.

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But they're not exactly airtight.

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If the air was going to get sucked out, it would have happened straightaway. But it didn't.

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-Very good point! Brilliant, in fact. What was your name?

-Martha.

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And it was Jones, wasn't it?

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Well, Martha Jones, the question is, how are we still breathing?

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She speaks her mind, which I think he finds quite amusing.

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You're completely mad.

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He seemed to stumble across her in a time of his life when perhaps he

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didn't expect to, so it probably starts as a more temporary thing.

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Are you OK?

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-Yeah.

-Sure?

-Yeah.

-Do you want to go back in?

-No way.

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I mean, we could die any minute, but all the same, it's beautiful.

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-Do you think?

-How many people want go to the moon? And here we are.

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When we find Rose, there's nothing that exciting going on in her life.

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And she just feels bored.

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And when you're bored you get lethargic and lazy.

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There's no point in getting up, sweetheart.

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You've got no job to go to.

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She's waiting for something to happen and sure enough it does.

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Run!

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She meets this guy who completely challenges her ideas,

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like nobody else has ever done.

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Who are you?

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I told you, the Doctor.

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Yeah, but Doctor what?

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-Just the Doctor.

-The Doctor?

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Hello!

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Broadens her horizons.

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-I saw things you wouldn't believe.

-Try me.

-Mummies.

-I've met ghosts.

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-Robots, lots of robots.

-Slitheen in Downing Street.

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-Daleks!

-Met the Emperor.

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-Anti-matter monsters.

-Gas-mask zombies.

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-Real living dinosaurs.

-Real living werewolf.

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-The Loch Ness Monster!

-Seriously?

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He sees there's something going on with this girl

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and there's something special about her, so he invests in her

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and she's loyal to him and she's committed

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and she shows so much conviction in everything she does.

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And when The Doctor first descends on companion-to-be Donna Noble,

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it seems she has other commitments.

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Well, she's fairly appalled and gobsmacked and not entirely pleased.

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I mean, it is the middle of her wedding.

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It's not the most ideal time to be snatched out of the space-time continuum.

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SHE SCREAMS

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She's fairly unforgiving about it.

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She assumes that she's having some prank played on her

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and she clearly doesn't imagine for one second

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that the Doctor is really a time-travelling alien.

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I demand you tell me right now where am I?

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Inside the TARDIS.

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-You what?

-The TARDIS.

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-You what?

-The TARDIS!

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-The what!?

-It's called the TARDIS.

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That's not even a proper word. You're just saying things!

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She just thinks she's being set up by Nerys.

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Who was it? Who's paying you?

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Was it Nerys? Oh, my God!

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She's finally got me back. This has got Nerys written all over it.

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It takes her a while to be convinced that the Doctor is who he says he is.

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Who are you?

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-I'm the Doctor. You?

-Donna.

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-Human?

-Yeah. Is that optional?

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Well, it is for me.

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-You're an alien?

-Yeah.

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Once the Doctor companions have got used to the idea of

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a two-hearted Time Lord from outer space, they then have to

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come to terms with the TARDIS, his totally pimped-out ride.

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But it's just a box. But it's huge!

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When I first walked into the TARDIS early one morning,

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I was just overwhelmed by the size and scale of it. And it's beautiful.

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It's very impressive.

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And it takes your breath away.

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Then, obviously, playing Rose, the idea of walking into this blue police box

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and then entering this world,

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because it is a world in there, it's this crazy world

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and there's this crazy mad sorcerer in there

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just conjuring up loads of magic.

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Are you alien?

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Yes.

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-Is that all right?

-Yeah.

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It's quite daunting at first for Rose.

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That's OK. Culture shock. Happens to the best of us.

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But then she kind of just slips into it

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and, you know, learns to fly that thing and gets involved and mucks in

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and has responsibilities in the TARDIS. And then it's her home.

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Only a lucky few ever fly with The Doctor

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and only the best of the best get their own key.

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Promise you won't disappear?

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Tell you what, TARDIS key. About time you had one.

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See you later!

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I think the moment the companion gets a key, it's absolutely clearly

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like getting the keys to your front door when you're at home.

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It is, it's trust. Here you can come and go as you please and treat it maybe more like your home.

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So it's so important for Martha to receive the key,

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especially in episode seven, which is, I believe, this pivotal moment.

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Now, what do you say?

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Ice-skating on the mineral lakes of Kurhan? Fancy it?

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Whatever you like.

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By the way, you'll be needing this.

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-Really?

-Frequent flyer's privilege.

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It's really quite far in to series three when Martha finally gets a key.

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The Doctor's been resisting it, I suppose,

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and he's been resisting the idea

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that he's going to have anyone travelling with him at all.

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But finally he has to face the fact that Martha's fairly indispensable to him.

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-Thank you.

-Don't mention it.

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At that point, I think she relaxes a little bit more,

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that she, you know, is perhaps more of a permanent feature there.

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So it's really significant to receive the key.

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Donna ends up getting a key to the TARDIS

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slightly incidentally because they're in the middle of sorting out,

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you know, the end of the world.

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-The air is disgusting.

-It's not so bad for me. Go on.

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Get inside the TARDIS. Oh! I've never given you a key.

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So he has to just quickly hand it over.

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Then The Doctor feels a bit guilty about that and tries to make a bit of moment of it.

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Go on, that's yours. Quite a big moment, really.

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-Yeah, maybe we'll get sentimental after the world's finished choking to death.

-Good idea!

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There's no real poetry in that moment, it's just a practical moment

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that of course she's delighted about but she's not that way inclined.

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Once a companion gets their own key,

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it unlocks a world of adventures on board the TARDIS.

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It's the TARDIS.

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My TARDIS.

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The best ship in the universe.

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-Off we go then!

-Allons-y!

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Come with me.

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-I like it, don't you?

-I love it!

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Search any social networking site for a companion of the Doctor

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and their relationship status is, well, it's complicated.

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Basically, the story between the Doctor and Rose was a love story.

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They clearly found each other

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when they both needed each other for very different reasons.

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Rose needed a new life.

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-Thanks.

-Thanks for what?

-Exactly.

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The Doctor needed a touchstone.

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The Doctor needed someone to level him out and to make him

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believe in the possibilities of life again, I think.

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I'm a Time Lord.

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I'm the last of the Time Lords.

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They're all gone.

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I'm the only survivor.

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I'm left travelling on my own because there's no one else.

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There's me.

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It's such an interesting dynamic because, reading the scripts,

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you just can't put your finger on what their relationship is about.

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And I don't think they really ever question it.

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They just get on with it.

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But there's this kind of suggestion that there may be some romance.

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I think she's quite in love with him.

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I think when you see them being most affectionate towards each other

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is when they're having fun together.

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Tooth And Claw, where they have the running joke of trying to get Queen Victoria to say, "I am not amused".

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She's a fair old child. I bought her for sixpence in Old London Town.

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-It was her or the Elephant Man, so...

-Thinks he's funny,

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but I'm so not amused. What do you think, Ma'am?

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There are the more obviously emotional scenes

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like in Satan Pit when The Doctor is hanging on the end of the rope

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and asking to be remembered to her. If you talk to Rose, just tell her...

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Tell her...

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Oh, she knows.

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In Impossible planet, where they talk about setting up home together

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and whether that's ever likely to happen...

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Me, living in a house? Now, that is terrifying.

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You'd have to get a mortgage!

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-No.

-Oh, yeah!

-I'm dying. I'm dying. That's it. It is all over.

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What about me? I'd have to get one too.

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I don't know. It could be the same one.

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We could both...

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I dunno, share. Or not. Whatever.

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-All sorts of...

-Anyway...

-We'll see.

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When The Doctor goes missing in Fear Her and Rose wonders if she's lost him,

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and then of course when they're reunited again,

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it's a great scene where they talk about cupcakes.

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I can't stress this enough. Ball-bearings you can eat.

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Masterpiece!

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Ooh! I thought I'd lost you!

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They talk about spending the rest of their life together and

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then the Doctor gets some kind of portent of doom.

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-No, we'll always be OK, you and me.

-FIREWORKS FIZZ AND BANG

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Don't you reckon, Doctor?

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-Something in the air. Something coming.

-What?

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A storm's approaching.

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I think the thing with Rose and the Doctor was that this was a sparky

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bright girl from an estate that gets plucked into time travel

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and you see over the time under the Doctor's tutelage and friendship,

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this sort of young girl blossom

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into this clever, responsible, beautiful woman.

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I'll see you later.

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Not if I see you first!

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And it was the first time as a viewer you really got to see the Doctor engage with another person.

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It left an imprint that then went through all the companions.

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The Battle of Canary Wharf.

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I saw the list of the dead.

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-It said Rose Tyler.

-On no! Sorry.

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She's alive.

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-You're kidding?

-Parallel world. Safe and sound.

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-And Mickey. And her mother.

-Yes!

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Good old Rose.

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The relationship she thought she would maybe at the beginning

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have with the Doctor is never going to happen.

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He is never going to love her like she loves him.

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And it's just painful for her to just be around him all the time.

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He looked kind of nice.

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-He's a bit more than that.

-Are you and him...?

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Sometimes I think he likes me

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but sometimes I just think he needs someone with him.

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The Doctor doesn't seem to notice that Martha might have a bit of a crush on him.

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Whether he chooses not to notice it or whether he genuinely can't see

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it is a matter for some debate.

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So, who's going where? There's only one bed.

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We'll manage. Come on.

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In the Shakespeare Code where they end up sharing a bed together, you know,

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it would seem quite cruel of the Doctor

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to be doing that if he actually knew that she was in some way smitten.

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So I like to believe that he genuinely hadn't noticed it.

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Are you going to stand there all night?

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Budge up a bit, then.

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-Sorry.

-Martha possibly sees this as her opportunity, but it doesn't

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really work out that way because The Doctor couldn't be less interested.

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There's not much room. Us two here, same bed.

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-Tongues will wag.

-There's such a thing as psychic energy, but a human couldn't channel it like that.

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Not without a generator the size of Taunton,

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and we would have spotted that. No.

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There's something I'm missing, Martha.

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Something really close.

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And then makes the fatal mistake of mentioning the ex-girlfriend.

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Rose would know. A friend of mine, Rose, right now she'd say exactly the right thing.

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Still, can't be helped.

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You're a novice. Never mind.

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-Take you back home tomorrow.

-Great.

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What the companions always want from The Doctor -

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the acceptance, they don't get in their own world,

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so they're on the TARDIS, doing what they can to please The Doctor

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to get that acceptance or to get that romance.

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I know what it's like.

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It's like when you fancy someone and they don't even know you exist.

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That's what it's like. Come on!

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You too, huh?

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Although they became very close and they became a good team,

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that was always going to drive a rift between them

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that the Doctor could never be to Martha

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what she ultimately wanted him to be.

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You got yourself a forward-thinking guy with that hot potato in the sharp suit.

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He's not...we're not together.

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Oh, sure you are. I've seen the way you look at him.

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-It's obvious.

-Not to him.

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So then with Donna, I think there was a great relief for The Doctor

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that she couldn't be less interested in him

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as anything other than a friend.

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-I just want a mate.

-You just want to mate?

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I just want a mate.

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You're not mating with me, sunshine.

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A mate. I want a mate!

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Just as well because I'm not having any of that nonsense.

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You're just a long streak of nothing. Alien nothing.

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There we are, then.

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OK.

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I can come?

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Yeah. Of course you can, yeah.

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I'd love it.

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And they were just best mates, I think, which was usually quite liberating for the Doctor.

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They just had a laugh.

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I'm here! In Rome.

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Donna Noble in Rome.

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This is just weird.

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I think the Doctor has to slightly readjust to what he's used to in a companion.

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I've been thinking. Sorry.

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I'm going home.

0:20:300:20:32

Really?

0:20:330:20:34

I've got to.

0:20:340:20:36

Well, if that's what you want.

0:20:380:20:41

I mean, it's a bit soon.

0:20:430:20:45

Thank you.

0:20:500:20:52

Thank you, Donna Noble.

0:20:530:20:55

It's been brilliant.

0:20:550:20:56

You've saved my life in so many ways.

0:20:560:21:00

You're...

0:21:020:21:05

You're just popping home for a visit, that's what you mean.

0:21:050:21:08

You dumbo.

0:21:080:21:09

-And then you're coming back.

-Do you know what you are?

0:21:090:21:12

-A great big outer space dunce.

-Yeah.

0:21:120:21:16

Donna brings what I have always believed

0:21:160:21:19

was an essential element into life

0:21:190:21:22

which is men and women can be friends

0:21:220:21:25

and can be platonic friends and we can be good working companions.

0:21:250:21:30

We don't have to make everything into a, "Do I fancy him? Don't I?"

0:21:300:21:35

That's not necessarily an issue.

0:21:350:21:37

Hello!

0:21:370:21:38

Who are you?

0:21:380:21:40

I am...Spartacus.

0:21:400:21:43

And so am I.

0:21:430:21:45

-Mr and Mrs Spartacus?

-Oh, no. We're not together.

0:21:450:21:48

Then brother and sister?

0:21:480:21:49

Yes, of course! You look very much alike.

0:21:490:21:53

BOTH: Really?

0:21:530:21:54

She was a great reality check for him.

0:21:540:21:56

And wouldn't really let him away with anything.

0:21:560:22:00

She belongs with us. With you. She's your daughter.

0:22:000:22:04

She's a soldier. She came out of that machine.

0:22:040:22:07

Oh yes, I know that bit!

0:22:070:22:08

She's quite direct, you know.

0:22:080:22:12

So there's no need for her to coat it in anything.

0:22:120:22:16

Come here.

0:22:160:22:18

Listen.

0:22:180:22:20

And then tell me where she belongs.

0:22:200:22:24

HEARTBEAT

0:22:240:22:27

HEARTBEAT

0:22:310:22:34

It was never going to be an easy ride with Donna,

0:22:340:22:37

but it was going to be worth it in the end. Do you know what I mean?

0:22:370:22:41

To take the time for them to get to know each other.

0:22:410:22:45

Although he never gets hitched to any of his travelling companions,

0:22:480:22:52

The Doctor still has the unenviable task of dealing with the dreaded in-laws.

0:22:520:22:57

If you just stay with the Doctor and his companion,

0:23:050:23:07

it almost becomes normal and it's "There's another monster",

0:23:070:23:11

and "Oh, we'll just have to save the planet yet again".

0:23:110:23:14

Get it off me!

0:23:150:23:17

Sylvia and all mothers help the audience to see

0:23:190:23:25

how extraordinary the experience is that the companions are going through.

0:23:250:23:30

-And what time's this?

-How old am I?

0:23:300:23:34

And you get the family dynamic that makes a much more rounded figure.

0:23:340:23:40

It's no good sitting there, dressed up, looking like you're job-hunting.

0:23:400:23:44

You've got to do something.

0:23:440:23:46

It's not like the 1980s. No-one's unemployed these days except you.

0:23:460:23:51

You know where they've come from, how they've got their strengths, how they are the people that they are.

0:23:510:23:57

And are not just companions and are not people that are there

0:23:570:24:01

to fall in love or to be told what to do, but are people in their own right.

0:24:010:24:05

Mums and daughters may have their ups and downs,

0:24:060:24:10

but there's no-one quite like granddad.

0:24:100:24:12

I think he's looked after Donna ever since she was born.

0:24:140:24:18

It would appear she's his only grandchild. I don't know.

0:24:180:24:21

But she's certainly his favourite and he's spoiled her forever.

0:24:210:24:25

And also, she was sympathetic to him with his telescope

0:24:250:24:27

up in the allotment, looking at stars and all that sort of business.

0:24:270:24:31

-Brought you a Thermos.

-Oh, ta.

0:24:310:24:34

Have you seen anything?

0:24:340:24:35

Yeah, I've got Venus. There within a current magnitude of -3.5 at least.

0:24:350:24:41

That's what it says in my little book.

0:24:410:24:44

Have a seat. Go on.

0:24:440:24:45

There you go. All right?

0:24:450:24:48

That's the only planet in the solar system named after a woman.

0:24:500:24:55

Good for her.

0:24:560:24:57

And he was just incredibly fond and protective of her.

0:24:590:25:02

You're not yourself, I'll give you that.

0:25:020:25:05

Introducing families and relatives to the companions is so brilliant

0:25:060:25:11

because people love, at home, to see kind of everyday life going on.

0:25:110:25:17

That's yours.

0:25:180:25:20

It's pink.

0:25:210:25:23

Mum, it should be yours!

0:25:230:25:25

Jackie doesn't know what's hit her

0:25:250:25:26

when this strange man arrives and her daughter goes off with him

0:25:260:25:31

and she's terrified because she thinks, "What's he doing with her?"

0:25:310:25:35

Just answer me this.

0:25:350:25:38

Is my daughter safe?

0:25:380:25:41

I'm fine.

0:25:410:25:42

'Is she safe?'

0:25:420:25:45

Will she always be safe?

0:25:450:25:47

Part of her thinks, "Why isn't he coming after me?" kind of thing because she's a terrible flirt.

0:25:470:25:52

-Um... I'm in my dressing-gown.

-Yes, you are.

0:25:520:25:58

There's a strange man in my bedroom.

0:25:580:26:01

Yes, there is.

0:26:010:26:03

Well, anything could happen.

0:26:040:26:06

No!

0:26:070:26:10

Then when she realises and understands that he's somebody very special

0:26:100:26:15

and he's going to really look after her daughter, then she's in.

0:26:150:26:20

He's not that bad if you gave him a chance.

0:26:200:26:23

He's good in a crisis, I'll give him that.

0:26:230:26:25

It goes from the hostile...

0:26:250:26:29

Stitch this, mate!

0:26:290:26:30

"How dare you do that to my daughter?"

0:26:330:26:35

To the, "You're all right".

0:26:350:26:37

What does he eat?

0:26:370:26:39

How do you mean?

0:26:390:26:40

I was going to do shepherd's pie. All of us. Proper sit-down.

0:26:400:26:45

Cos...I'm ready to listen.

0:26:450:26:48

I think in The Christmas Invasion when the Doctor becomes poorly,

0:26:480:26:55

she really loves him in quite a maternal way.

0:26:550:26:59

I'm having a neuron implosion. I need...

0:26:590:27:02

What do you need? Tell me, tell me. Painkillers? You need aspirin? Codeine? Paracetamol? Pepto Bismal?

0:27:020:27:08

Liquid paraffin? Vitamin C?

0:27:080:27:10

Vitamin D? Vitamin E? Is it food?

0:27:100:27:12

Something simple. Bowl of soup? Nice bowl of soup and a sandwich?

0:27:120:27:16

A little ham sandwich?

0:27:160:27:17

-I need you to shut up!

-Oh, he hasn't changed that much, has he?

0:27:170:27:20

And loves them for also looking after her daughter.

0:27:200:27:26

And, in fact, saving the world. Jackie thinks that's brilliant.

0:27:260:27:30

I think the home-life context, sort of,

0:27:310:27:34

lets you see what a journey they're on.

0:27:340:27:37

I don't mind your father making a fool of himself in private.

0:27:370:27:40

But this Leo's 21st. Everyone is going to be there and the entire family is going to look ridiculous.

0:27:400:27:46

Mum, it's a party. I can't stop Dad from bringing his girlfriend.

0:27:460:27:49

You know, they're chugging along with all the ordinary daily stresses and struggles that many people have.

0:27:490:27:55

You know, work, relationships, money...

0:27:550:27:58

Clive, that woman is disrespecting me. She's never liked me!

0:27:580:28:01

I can't think why, after you stole my husband!

0:28:010:28:04

Then this sort of bombshell is dropped into their lives.

0:28:040:28:07

Which is the Doctor.

0:28:070:28:08

This is a friend of mine. The Doctor.

0:28:080:28:10

Doctor what?

0:28:100:28:11

No, it's just the Doctor.

0:28:110:28:13

-We've been doing some work together.

-You all right, mate?

0:28:130:28:16

-Lovely to meet you, Mrs Jones. I've heard a lot about you.

-Have you? What have you heard?

0:28:160:28:21

You know, that you're Martha's mother and...

0:28:210:28:23

No, actually, that's about it. We haven't had much time to chat.

0:28:260:28:30

-You know, been busy.

-Busy? Doing what, exactly?

0:28:300:28:34

You know...stuff.

0:28:350:28:38

I think any mother who sees her children put in harm's way

0:28:380:28:41

will want to go to what they think is the source of that and stop it

0:28:410:28:45

and so, for Francine, the source of the harm in her children's life is the Doctor.

0:28:450:28:49

So he deserves a slap!

0:28:490:28:51

Ah, Mrs Jones.

0:28:510:28:52

We still haven't finished our chat.

0:28:520:28:54

Keep away from my daughter.

0:28:540:28:56

-Mum, what are you doing?

-All of the mothers. Every time!

0:28:560:29:00

But for all his heroics, sometimes it's not the Doctor that saves the day.

0:29:030:29:08

Occasionally, it's the companion that has to swing into action.

0:29:080:29:12

There's nothing you can do!

0:29:220:29:23

I've got no A-levels, no job, no future.

0:29:250:29:29

But I tell you what I have got.

0:29:300:29:33

Jericho Street junior school under-sevens gymnastics team.

0:29:330:29:37

I got the bronze.

0:29:370:29:38

MUSIC: Theme from Indiana Jones

0:29:400:29:43

Rose!

0:29:510:29:52

Now we're in trouble.

0:29:560:29:57

At times, the Doctor can't see a way out of the situation.

0:29:570:30:01

And Rose is there and she's so astute

0:30:010:30:04

and so inquisitive that she spots things.

0:30:040:30:07

How can you hide something that big in a city this small?

0:30:070:30:10

-Hide what?

-The transmitter.

0:30:100:30:11

In the end, ultimately, they help the Doctor with his mission.

0:30:110:30:15

A huge, metal, circular structure. Like a dish, like a wheel. Radial.

0:30:150:30:19

Close to where we're standing. Must be completely invisible.

0:30:190:30:22

What?

0:30:230:30:25

What?

0:30:270:30:28

What is it, what?

0:30:300:30:31

Oh.

0:30:350:30:37

At the end of Satan Pit, yes, it's Rose who manages

0:30:370:30:41

to send Will Thorpe into the vacuum of space with a bolt gun.

0:30:410:30:47

Nothing shall either destroy me! Nothing!

0:30:480:30:50

Go to hell.

0:30:500:30:53

Fear Her, as well. Of course it's Rose,

0:30:590:31:01

when the Doctor disappears into Chloe Webber's painting,

0:31:010:31:04

it's Rose who takes matters into her own hands.

0:31:040:31:07

Doctor, if you can hear me, I'm going to get you out of there.

0:31:070:31:10

I'll find the pod.

0:31:100:31:12

It's Rose who works out what the Isolus needs to fly free.

0:31:120:31:15

No! No!

0:31:150:31:18

Stop! You just took a council axe from a council van and now you're digging up a council road!

0:31:180:31:24

I'm reporting you to the council!

0:31:240:31:26

-It went for the hottest thing in the street, your tar!

-What is it?

0:31:300:31:35

It's a spaceship. Not a council spaceship, I'm afraid.

0:31:350:31:39

It's Rose who wields an axe to get into the bedroom where it's all kicking off.

0:31:390:31:44

She has to sort that one out herself.

0:31:470:31:50

Feel the love.

0:31:500:31:52

Oh, the maid is full of fire!

0:32:090:32:11

And you can shut up!

0:32:110:32:12

'She is not a wallflower.'

0:32:120:32:14

She likes to get her hands dirty.

0:32:140:32:17

She likes to get in there and get involved.

0:32:170:32:20

Martha, where are you?

0:32:200:32:21

It's all right, I'm here. Just save everything up.

0:32:210:32:24

That's my girl!

0:32:240:32:25

Big bolt of lightning, electricity all down the building.

0:32:250:32:28

Connect this to the lift and they get zapped.

0:32:280:32:30

I think there's moments when your children exceed your expectations and you go...

0:32:300:32:36

"Oh, you're not just my baby.

0:32:360:32:38

"You're a whole person and you can do amazing things. Wow."

0:32:380:32:43

'I think that Martha's journey to save the world,'

0:32:450:32:51

is SO important...

0:32:510:32:54

because, you know, she knows that it's all on her.

0:32:540:32:59

No need to ask who you are. The famous Martha Jones.

0:32:590:33:02

How long since you were last in Britain?

0:33:020:33:04

365 days.

0:33:040:33:07

It's been a long year.

0:33:070:33:08

The sacrifice that Martha makes, actually, to save the day, to save the world from The Master,

0:33:080:33:14

'is on a scale that we've never seen elsewhere, actually.'

0:33:140:33:19

She finds that year draining, difficult, lonely.

0:33:220:33:28

Just really quite, you know, negative in terms of what she's been asked to do.

0:33:280:33:33

But she keeps the faith.

0:33:330:33:35

If Martha Jones became a legend, then that's wrong.

0:33:350:33:37

Because my name isn't important. There's someone else.

0:33:370:33:40

And building towards this one moment in time

0:33:400:33:43

where the Doctor's going to be able to use this psychic network

0:33:430:33:47

to bring himself back to full power and sort The Master out.

0:33:470:33:52

Right across the world, one word, just one thought at one moment.

0:33:520:33:56

But with 15 satellites.

0:33:560:33:58

What?

0:33:580:34:00

-The Archangel Network.

-A telepathic field,

0:34:000:34:03

binding the whole human race together with every person on earth

0:34:030:34:06

thinking the same thing at the same time. And that word...is Doctor.

0:34:060:34:10

-ALL: Doctor! Doctor!

-Doctor!

0:34:170:34:22

-Doctor.

-Doctor.

0:34:220:34:24

The one thing you can't do - stop them thinking.

0:34:280:34:32

I think it's just perfect for her and a perfect ending for her, I think.

0:34:330:34:38

But for Donna, it's not about being an action hero.

0:34:390:34:42

She has other skills at her fingertips.

0:34:420:34:45

Did I ever tell you, best temp in Chiswick?

0:34:450:34:48

100 words per minute.

0:34:480:34:49

Donna's clerical skills end up becoming quite important to the future of the universe.

0:34:490:34:56

Oi, you lot. All your stormtroopers and your sonics, rubbish.

0:34:560:35:00

You should have come with me.

0:35:000:35:02

You've got the assembled might of UNIT and Martha Jones

0:35:020:35:09

and everybody else trying to figure out what's going on.

0:35:090:35:12

And Donna just looks through the files.

0:35:120:35:15

I spent years as a temp. I can find my way around an office blindfold.

0:35:150:35:19

The first thing I noticed is an empty file.

0:35:190:35:21

Why, what's inside it? Or what's not inside?

0:35:210:35:24

Sick days.

0:35:240:35:26

There aren't any. Hundreds of people working here and no one's sick.

0:35:260:35:31

Not one hangover, man-flu, sneaky little shopping trip. Nothing, not ever.

0:35:310:35:36

They don't get ill.

0:35:360:35:38

She can't imagine anyone would go through life without claiming the odd sick day.

0:35:380:35:43

So that ends up being the first clue to what is going on.

0:35:430:35:46

-That can't be right.

-You've been checking out the building,

0:35:460:35:50

-you should have been checking out the work force.

-I can see why he likes you.

0:35:500:35:55

-You are good.

-Supertemp.

0:35:550:35:58

Dr Jones, set up a medical post, start examining the workers. I'll get them sent through.

0:35:580:36:02

Come on, Donna. Give me a hand.

0:36:020:36:04

She has to step up because she's left alone in the TARDIS and she doesn't know.

0:36:040:36:09

She doesn't really know if he's coming back.

0:36:090:36:11

PHONE RINGS

0:36:110:36:13

-What's happened, where are you?

-Still on earth. But don't worry, I've got my secret weapon.

0:36:130:36:18

-'And what's that?'

-You.

0:36:180:36:19

Somehow, that's not making me happy.

0:36:190:36:22

You know, she is saying, "I can't change a plug."

0:36:220:36:25

Or whatever it is, "I can't mend a fuse."

0:36:250:36:27

I can't even mend a fuse.

0:36:270:36:28

Stop talking about yourself like that. You can do this,

0:36:280:36:31

'I promise.'

0:36:310:36:33

Then there she does the one thing that, you know,

0:36:330:36:37

enables them to defeat the Sontarans, really.

0:36:370:36:41

She disables them with a big old mallet, shot to the back of his neck.

0:36:440:36:49

Back of the neck!

0:36:530:36:55

In The Doctor's Daughter, it is Donna who figures out the numbers on the wall are a big old space date.

0:36:560:37:02

Look at that.

0:37:020:37:04

-It's like the numbers in the tunnels.

-No, no, no. But listen.

0:37:040:37:08

I spent six months working as a temp in Hounslow Library and I mastered the Dewey decimal system

0:37:080:37:13

in two days flat. I'm good with numbers.

0:37:130:37:16

-It's staring us in the face!

-What is?

0:37:160:37:18

It's the date.

0:37:200:37:21

At the end of the day, she will make the ultimate sacrifice.

0:37:210:37:25

In Turn Left we see her sacrificing herself

0:37:250:37:30

for the future of everyone else.

0:37:300:37:34

That's right. Isn't it? I don't die. If I'd change things, I don't die.

0:37:350:37:40

That's right, isn't it?

0:37:400:37:42

That's not when she's gonna die. She's going to have to.... Well, she has to make the decision to die.

0:37:420:37:47

Please.

0:37:480:37:51

The Doctor will always put his assistants...

0:37:560:37:59

Not intentionally, but he always puts them in some kind of danger.

0:37:590:38:03

And he gets in the danger himself.

0:38:030:38:05

But he will try his utmost to save them.

0:38:050:38:07

# Rescue me

0:38:070:38:09

# Oh, take me in your arms

0:38:090:38:11

# Rescue me

0:38:110:38:13

# I want your tender charms

0:38:130:38:15

# But I'm lonely and I'm blue

0:38:150:38:19

# I need you and your love too

0:38:190:38:22

# Come on and rescue me Rescue me

0:38:220:38:24

# Oh, take me in your arms

0:38:240:38:26

# Rescue me

0:38:260:38:28

# I want your tender charms

0:38:280:38:30

# Cos I'm lonely and I'm blue I need you

0:38:300:38:35

# And your love too

0:38:350:38:37

# Come on and rescue me. #

0:38:370:38:39

Doctor, get me out!

0:38:410:38:43

I think this is my dance.

0:38:450:38:46

Help me!

0:38:480:38:49

# Rescue me! #

0:38:530:38:55

Let me go!

0:38:550:38:56

Now, jump!

0:39:000:39:01

# Rescue me

0:39:010:39:03

# Oh, take me in your arms

0:39:030:39:05

# Rescue me

0:39:050:39:06

# I want your tender charms Cos I'm lonely

0:39:060:39:10

# And I'm blue

0:39:100:39:12

# I need you and your love too

0:39:120:39:15

# Come on and rescue me

0:39:150:39:17

# Did it like that and now we do it like this

0:39:170:39:21

# Did it like that and now we do it like this... #

0:39:210:39:22

Go to your room.

0:39:220:39:24

# Did it like that and now we do it like this

0:39:240:39:27

# Did it like that and now we do it like this. #

0:39:280:39:32

Did you miss me?

0:39:330:39:34

Now, sometimes our man from Gallifrey can go a little too far.

0:39:370:39:41

Often, a good companion is the only one who can bring this time traveller back down to earth.

0:39:410:39:47

Just...promise me one thing.

0:39:520:39:58

Find someone.

0:39:580:40:00

-I don't need anyone.

-Yes, you do.

0:40:010:40:04

Cos sometimes I think you need someone to stop you.

0:40:040:40:08

Yeah.

0:40:110:40:12

I think there's something just about

0:40:120:40:13

having someone there for the Doctor to look out for and look after,

0:40:130:40:17

which tempers his excesses in themself, I think.

0:40:170:40:21

Just...

0:40:210:40:24

I suppose it's...you know,

0:40:240:40:27

having another person there gives you an objectivity

0:40:270:40:30

on yourself, I think,

0:40:300:40:31

which is something the Doctor clearly requires.

0:40:310:40:34

It's one of the many necessary functions

0:40:340:40:36

that his travelling companions provide for him, I think.

0:40:360:40:40

Get out the way!

0:40:400:40:42

Rose, get out the way! Now!

0:40:460:40:48

No.

0:40:480:40:49

She's not scared to say no to the Doctor or challenge him.

0:40:490:40:54

I won't let you do this.

0:40:540:40:56

That thing killed hundreds of people.

0:40:560:40:58

It's not the one pointing the gun at me.

0:40:580:41:00

I think that's something he finds quite brilliant about her.

0:41:000:41:04

Because she will say no.

0:41:040:41:05

It couldn't kill van Statten and it couldn't kill me. It's changing.

0:41:050:41:10

And what about you, Doctor?

0:41:100:41:13

What the hell are you changing into?

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I think it's a really important role for the companion

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to be the Doctor's moral guardian, if you like.

0:41:220:41:24

I think there are

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going to be times when the Doctor

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will get quite out of hand, I would have thought.

0:41:310:41:34

My home planet is far away and long since gone.

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But its name lives on.

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Gallifrey.

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They murdered the Racnoss!

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I warned you.

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You did this.

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No! No! Doctor!

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No!

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He's really stopped at the brink of committing genocide by Donna.

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My children!

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Doctor!

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Ah!

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You can stop now.

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My children!

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I think that though quickly the companions come to realise it,

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and perhaps their part is to help him keep perspective.

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Because he's great, but he has got a fury

0:42:250:42:29

that I think needs reining in from time to time.

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Incredible. Ghosts that are not ghosts, but beings from another

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world who can only exist in our realm by inhabiting cadavers.

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Good system - it might work.

0:42:420:42:45

Rose finds the Doctor's approach to his work

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or his mission quite inhumane.

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And at times he can be very cold and alien.

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And that really annoys her.

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You can't let them run around inside dead people.

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Why not? It's like recycling.

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-Seriously, though, you can't.

-Seriously, though, I can.

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But it's just...wrong.

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She is part of the human race.

0:43:050:43:07

So when she meets aliens and humans in the same room, she's always

0:43:070:43:12

most likely to feel more sympathy and she's more compassionate

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towards the people that are involved.

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Those bodies were living people, we should respect them - even in death.

0:43:180:43:22

Do you carry a donor card?

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That's different...

0:43:230:43:25

It is different, it's a different morality. Get used to it or go home.

0:43:250:43:28

But, as with all good things, time with the Doctor

0:43:310:43:35

must always come to an end.

0:43:350:43:36

Join Doctor Who's greatest moments for the final farewells

0:43:360:43:40

-of his finest companions.

-No!

0:43:400:43:43

The one thing you learn about the people who surround the Doctor,

0:43:490:43:53

or who befriend the Doctor or who become companions to the Doctor,

0:43:530:43:57

it's inevitable they'll leave.

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The sacrifice will be them not returning to the Doctor.

0:43:590:44:04

Rose was a sacrifice, in a sense.

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She was taken to that dimension,

0:44:070:44:09

and the Doctor was part of the cause of that, in a way.

0:44:090:44:12

You have the sacrifice of Captain Jack on Satellite 5.

0:44:120:44:17

Exterminate!

0:44:170:44:19

I kind of figured that.

0:44:190:44:21

You've got a different kind of sacrifice with Donna.

0:44:220:44:26

The Doctor sacrifices his relationship with her

0:44:260:44:28

in order to keep her...sane, you know?

0:44:280:44:33

It's one of the saddest and gut-wrenching moments.

0:44:330:44:37

Oh, Donna Noble. I am so sorry.

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But we had the best of times.

0:44:430:44:45

'The Bad Wolf Bay scene is one that a lot of people talk about'

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and is certainly something that...

0:44:540:44:58

you know, is the culmination of two years of this story

0:44:580:45:00

of the Doctor and Rose, and it's a beautifully written scene,

0:45:000:45:03

'and Billie is so wonderful in it, it's a real favourite of mine.'

0:45:030:45:06

-Where are we? Where did the gap come out?

-We're in Norway.

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Norway, right.

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About 50 miles out of Bergen.

0:45:120:45:15

It's called Darlig Ulv Stranden.

0:45:150:45:18

-Dalek?

-Darlig.

0:45:180:45:21

It's Norwegian for "bad".

0:45:210:45:22

This translates as Bad Wolf Bay.

0:45:240:45:27

'It was the end of...'

0:45:290:45:30

my first year in the show, which had been

0:45:300:45:33

a very...a big deal for me and had been very emotional in lots of ways.

0:45:330:45:38

Here you are...living a life day after day.

0:45:380:45:42

The one adventure I can never have.

0:45:450:45:47

Am I ever gonna see you again?

0:45:500:45:52

You can't.

0:45:550:45:57

People who are very much... you know, who love each other

0:45:570:46:01

deeply, who could be travelling around the universe together,

0:46:010:46:03

are separated just through trying to save the universe,

0:46:030:46:07

and that makes the tragedy even worse.

0:46:070:46:09

I love you.

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Quite right, too.

0:46:140:46:16

And I suppose...

0:46:190:46:22

..if it's my last chance to say it...

0:46:240:46:26

Rose Tyler...

0:46:320:46:34

'Martha does definitely change, cos she has experienced, and her and

0:46:400:46:43

'her family experienced all the things they did'

0:46:430:46:45

at the end of series three,

0:46:450:46:47

I think that it's one of the reasons she doesn't want

0:46:470:46:50

to travel with the Doctor any more, she needs to be with her family.

0:46:500:46:53

I've spent all these years training to be a doctor,

0:46:530:46:55

now I've got people to look after.

0:46:550:46:57

They saw half the planet slaughtered and they're devastated -

0:46:570:47:01

-I can't leave them.

-Course not.

0:47:010:47:03

'When she chooses to leave him,'

0:47:030:47:06

you see a young woman who has grown into herself...

0:47:060:47:10

a young woman who's gone, "I love you...

0:47:110:47:15

"Oh, you don't love me. OK, I have to be grown-up about this

0:47:150:47:19

"and I have to just get on with my life."

0:47:190:47:21

That's a hugely mature thing to do.

0:47:210:47:23

Thank you.

0:47:290:47:31

I think he again unintentionally made her feel a little bit...second best,

0:47:330:47:38

but she's able to kind of stand up tall,

0:47:380:47:41

and I think she realises she needs to maintain standing up tall.

0:47:410:47:45

The scene where Martha leaves, the Doctor's been fully aware

0:47:460:47:49

of what's been going on but has chosen to ignore it, and she calls him on that.

0:47:490:47:53

Cos the thing is, it's like my friend Vicky.

0:47:560:47:59

She lived with this bloke, student housing, five of them, all packed in, and this bloke was called Sean.

0:47:590:48:03

And she loved him. She did, she completely adored him, spent all day long talking about him.

0:48:030:48:09

-Is this going anywhere?

-Yes!

0:48:090:48:11

Cos he never looked at her twice.

0:48:110:48:14

I think that's an interesting moment as well, er...

0:48:140:48:19

where the Doctor is forced to admit that he's been insensitive.

0:48:190:48:23

And I told her, I always said to her time and time again, I said, "Get out."

0:48:230:48:30

So this is me, getting out.

0:48:350:48:38

The tragedy of the Doctor and Donna, I think, is that they had such a great time.

0:48:410:48:46

You know, the Doctor had had...

0:48:460:48:48

We had the love story with Rose that didn't work out, we had the unrequited love story

0:48:480:48:51

with Martha that didn't work out,

0:48:510:48:52

and finally he's just travelling the universe with a great mate.

0:48:520:48:56

You are gonna love this! One, two, three...

0:48:560:48:58

-Mmm!

-Ah! It's lovely!

0:49:000:49:03

There's no complications, there's no agenda, and they're just seeing the universe and drinking it up.

0:49:030:49:09

And then circumstances conspire against them,

0:49:090:49:12

and Donna,

0:49:120:49:14

although she's ended up saving all of reality by taking on some of the Doctor's persona...

0:49:140:49:21

I thought we'd try the planet Feldspoon, just cos. What a good name, Feldspoon.

0:49:210:49:25

Apparently it's got mountains that sway in the breeze, mountains that move, can you imagine?

0:49:250:49:30

..that will also ultimately kill her, so he has to remove that from her mind.

0:49:300:49:34

You know you could fix that chameleon circuit if you just tried hot-binding the fragment links and superseding

0:49:340:49:38

the binary binary binary binary binary binary binary binary binary binary binary binary binary binary...

0:49:380:49:43

binary... I'm fine!

0:49:430:49:45

When he takes me back, after he has had to...

0:49:450:49:47

erase everything from my memory, that version of Donna is dead,

0:49:470:49:52

and I just think it's the most devastating...

0:49:520:49:55

I think it's sadder than if she'd just actually died,

0:49:550:49:59

because just before he wipes her memory, she knows how

0:49:590:50:02

awful that is, because she says, "Please don't, I can't go back," because she sees how far she's come.

0:50:020:50:07

The rest of my life...

0:50:080:50:09

travelling...

0:50:090:50:12

in the TARDIS.

0:50:120:50:15

The Doctor-Donna.

0:50:150:50:17

Oh...

0:50:200:50:22

Oh, my G...

0:50:220:50:25

I can't go back.

0:50:250:50:26

Don't make me go back.

0:50:280:50:30

Doctor...

0:50:300:50:32

Please. Please, don't make me go back!

0:50:320:50:34

Donna...

0:50:340:50:36

The best.

0:50:380:50:40

Goodbye.

0:50:440:50:45

No, no! No, please! Please, no!

0:50:450:50:48

No! No!

0:50:480:50:49

No!

0:50:560:50:58

And then of course she just goes back to a world where...

0:50:590:51:03

the...trivialities of life are all she cares about.

0:51:030:51:09

Don't mind me. Donna.

0:51:100:51:11

John Smith.

0:51:120:51:14

-Mr Smith was just living.

-My phone's gone mad -

0:51:140:51:16

32 texts, she's gonna barmy, she's saying, "Planets in the sky!" What have I missed now?!

0:51:160:51:21

Nice to meet you.

0:51:210:51:22

It's very tragic that that uncomplicated friendship has to end that way.

0:51:220:51:27

Not only does Donna...robbed of all the experiences that she'd had,

0:51:270:51:32

but the Doctor is robbed of his best mate.

0:51:320:51:34

How thick do you think I am?! Planets?!

0:51:340:51:37

I'll tell you what that was, Dumbo.

0:51:370:51:39

That's those two-for-one lagers you get down the offie cos you fancy that little man in there with the goatee.

0:51:390:51:44

Yes, you do!

0:51:440:51:46

-I've seen ya!

-Donna? I was just going.

0:51:460:51:48

Yeah, see ya.

0:51:480:51:50

When he's telling Wilfred and Sylvia that she can never remember,

0:51:500:51:54

but, you know...there are...universes on the other side of the sky

0:51:540:51:59

that are singing her praises, it's beautiful and heartbreaking.

0:51:590:52:03

I just want you to know that there are worlds out there

0:52:030:52:07

safe in the sky because of her,

0:52:070:52:09

that there are people living in the light

0:52:090:52:13

and singing songs of Donna Noble

0:52:130:52:18

a thousand million light-years away.

0:52:180:52:20

They will never forget her...

0:52:230:52:27

..while she can never remember.

0:52:270:52:29

How can we ever forget the Doctor's fantastic companions?

0:52:300:52:35

Let's have one last look at some of their greatest moments.

0:52:350:52:38

How long are you gonna stay with me?

0:52:380:52:41

Forever.

0:52:410:52:42

# You and I, we were one

0:52:420:52:44

# And I swore I'd stay forever

0:52:440:52:48

# But they say all good things come to an end... #

0:52:480:52:51

We were too late.

0:52:510:52:53

-# ..My friend... #

-I bloody love you!

0:52:530:52:56

# ..Now it's time to move on

0:52:560:52:58

# But don't think that this is easy

0:52:580:53:01

# Cos it's hard to be leaving you behind... #

0:53:010:53:06

I just wanna tell you you were fantastic.

0:53:060:53:08

# ..Oh So if you believe

0:53:110:53:15

# Say a prayer for me

0:53:150:53:18

# I won't be here tomorrow There's somewhere I gotta be... #

0:53:180:53:23

Come back!

0:53:230:53:26

# ..The things you want to say

0:53:260:53:27

# Save 'em for another day

0:53:270:53:31

# Cos I can hear the angels calling

0:53:310:53:35

# Angels calling for me... #

0:53:350:53:38

-Martha Jones, you saved the world.

-Yes, I did.

0:53:380:53:42

I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best, but do you know what? I am good.

0:53:420:53:47

Hmm.

0:53:470:53:49

Right, then. Bye.

0:53:500:53:53

# ..Oh So if you believe

0:53:560:54:00

# Say a prayer for me

0:54:000:54:04

# I won't be here tomorrow

0:54:040:54:07

# There's somewhere I've gotta be

0:54:070:54:10

# The things you want to say

0:54:100:54:12

# Save 'em for another day

0:54:120:54:16

# Cos I can hear the angels calling

0:54:160:54:20

# Angels calling for me... #

0:54:200:54:23

You had to go and fall in love with a human...that wasn't me.

0:54:230:54:28

Travelling with you...

0:54:280:54:31

I love it.

0:54:310:54:32

He's just...

0:54:320:54:34

dazzling!

0:54:340:54:35

# Oh So if you believe

0:54:410:54:46

# Say a prayer for me

0:54:460:54:48

# I won't be here tomorrow

0:54:480:54:51

# There's somewhere I've gotta be

0:54:510:54:54

# The things you want to say

0:54:540:54:57

# Save 'em for another day

0:54:570:55:01

# Cos I can hear the angels calling

0:55:010:55:05

# Angels calling for me... #

0:55:050:55:08

-Goodbye.

-No, no! No, please! Please, no! No! No!

0:55:080:55:13

# You and I We were one

0:55:130:55:16

# And I swore I'd stay forever

0:55:160:55:19

# But they say... #

0:55:190:55:20

-No!

-# ..All good things come to an end. #

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Series taking viewers on a journey through time and space to relive action from the legendary sci-fi show, featuring exclusive interviews with key actors offering unique insights on the classic moments.

David Tennant, Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, Freema Agyeman and John Barrowman go through the greatest moments of the Doctor's finest companions.


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