Doctor Who

The unquiet dead (2005)

About this episode

This episode was first broadcast on April 9, 2005. It was written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Euros Lyn. The showrunner was Russell T Davies.

Plot summary

Cardiff, 1869. Charles Dickens reads from 'A Christmas Carol' and the dead are getting restless...


Wedged in between the spectacular-looking 'The end of the world' and the somewhat controversial 'Aliens of London / World War Three' two-parter, this little gem of an episode is easy to overlook.

Which would be a pity, since the episode gets pretty much everything right:

The bottom line


Gets it right in every way.

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