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Army of Ghosts

Written by russell t davies.

"It's not an invasion. It's too late for that. It's a victory"

The human race rejoices as the ghosts of loved ones return home. But as the Doctor, Rose and Jackie investigate the Torchwood tower a trap is being sprung, and the whole of modern-day Earth threatens to fall before an almighty invasion force.

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The Doctor: David Tennant

Rose Tyler: Billie Piper

Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri

Mickey Smith: Noel Clarke

Yvonne Hartman: Tracy-Ann Oberman

Dr Rajesh Singh: Raji James

Adeola: Freema Agyeman

Gareth: Hadley Fraser

Cyber Leader: Paul Kasey

Dalek/Cybermen (voices): Nicholas Briggs

Peggy Mitchell: Barbara Windsor

Themselves: Derek Acorah, Alistair Appleton, Trisha Goddard

Writer: Russell T Davies

Producer: Phil Collinson

Director: Graeme Harper

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Rose: Doctor, they've got guns. The Doctor: And I haven't. Which makes me the better person, don't you think? They can shoot me dead, but the moral high ground is mine.

Original air date: July 1, 2006

Production code: 2.12

The One With… a Bazoolium and Martha Jones' cousin , and the one where Mickey reappears.

Written by Russell T Davies .

The episode begins with a voice-over of Rose recounting that nothing happened the first nineteen years of her life, but that it changed when she met the Doctor, with whom she thought she'd travel forever. She then talks about ghosts, Torchwood and the war, and says that the story she is telling is of how she died.

The TARDIS shows up in a park near Jackie's flat so that Rose can visit her mother and do some laundry (apparently the TARDIS lacks a washing machine). Jackie greets them and asks if they want to stay and see her visiting father, which confuses and concerns Rose, as her grandfather died when she was ten. An insubstantial grey "ghost" appears and Jackie introduces it to Rose and the Doctor. The concerned Doctor finds out from watching television that this has been going on for months all over the world, and with Rose and an unwilling Jackie in tow quickly traces the source of the "ghosts" to a building that houses the Torchwood Institute, a secret British government organization with a mandate of protecting the United Kingdom and Earth at any cost (originally conceived by Queen Victoria after her encounter with the Doctor in 1879 ).

It is Torchwood who are causing the "ghost shifts" as they try to tap into a source of extra-dimensional energy. They also show the Doctor a mysterious globe that he informs them is a "Void ship", a craft designed to travel the non-existent space between parallel universes. The Doctor tells the head of Torchwood, Yvonne Hartman, that the Void ship's entry into Earth's dimension damaged the barrier between universes, and that each time they activate a ghost shift, they are damaging it further, which will eventually cause the barrier to collapse. She reluctantly agrees to delay the next ghost shift, but several technicians have been taken over by Cybermen from the parallel universe of " Rise of the Cybermen "/" The Age of Steel ", and activate it anyway.

This brings some 5,000,000 Cybermen across the dimensional gap all over the world, even inside Torchwood, where they quickly subdue the operatives, including Yvonne. In the Void ship room Rose meets Mickey, who has also crossed between universes, and they watch as the sphere begins to open. Mickey tells Rose that the Cybermen left their original universe some time ago, then hoists a weapon designed to kill them, only to stare in disbelief with Rose as something worse emerges from the Void ship. Four somethings...

...and those said somethings are Daleks.

" Location: Earth. Life-forms detected! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINAAAATE! "

To Be Continued...

  • Affably Evil : Nationalist Yvonne "If it's alien, it's ours" Hartman takes care to remember the names of her employees and doesn't bat an eye at office romances ("And they think we haven't noticed").
  • Always a Bigger Fish : That Obviously Evil secret government agency hell-bent on capturing the Doctor? Wait till they meet the Cyberman army. That Cyberman army? Wait till they see what's come out of the sphere.
  • An Astral Projection, Not a Ghost : The "ghosts" are actually Cybermen trying to break through from Pete's World.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill : Rose tries to pull one off using the Doctor's psychic paper, but Torchwood employees are trained against things like psychic paper .
  • Benevolent Boss : While Yvonne is an imperialistic sort, she is benevolent toward her underlings, making a point of knowing their names, and not objecting to two of them slipping out to "double-check the readings".
  • BFG : Mickey has one stored in the sphere chamber.
  • Big Bad : The Cyber-Leader appears to be this, leading the Cybermen who use Torchwood's "Ghost Shift" to break through the Void and invade Earth en masse. Then the end of the episode reveals there's a Bigger Fish as the Void Ship opens to reveal a Black Dalek...
  • Black Site : Canary Wharf Tower in London houses the Torchwood Institute's secret headquarters, Torchwood One. It's unclear if Torchwood One occupies all of the tower or just certain floors. Torchwood One is also implied to have been located at a different Black Site prior to Canary Wharf's construction, but this location is never revealed.
  • Blatant Lies : When Rose gets caught snooping around Torchwood, the Doctor insists he's never seen her before. An unconvinced Yvonne replies that in that case, they can have her shot. The Doctor quickly caves in with the truth (much to Yvonne's amusement about the fact the Doctor's been dragging his companion's mother around).
  • Bollywood Nerd : Doctor Rajesh Singh.
  • Brutal Honesty : No, Jackie, the Doctor does not think dead relatives coming back is beautiful. In fact, it's horrific.
  • The way the Cybermen hiding in Torchwood reveal themselves is a homage to the way the Mondas Cybermen clawed their way out of their pods in " The Tomb of the Cybermen ".
  • The "stay away from the scary humans" line the Doctor said back in "The Christmas Invasion" has come true. Yvonne says that Torchwood shoots down any aliens that come into their airspace whether they're hostile or not.
  • Torchwood doesn't know what Rose looks like. Russell T Davies confirmed this is because of the "Bad Wolf virus" mentioned in "Love & Monsters" .
  • EastEnders exists as a fictional television series. The character of Peggy Mitchell bars a ghost she presumes to be Den Watts from The Queen Vic. In the show, Watts was killed by his wife Chrissie, who is played by Tracy-Ann Oberman, who appears as Yvonne Hartman. Watts himself was also played by Leslie Grantham, who appeared in the role of Kiston in "Resurrection of the Daleks" .
  • Both Rose and the Doctor singing Ghostbusters. Much later in the spinoff episode The Middle Men , Phi Corp chief operating officer Stuart Owens is played by Ernie Hudson who is best known for playing Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters films.
  • Yvonne's sharp black business suit and display of cleavage are integral symbols of her arrogant self-confidence and sense of feminine power.
  • Even while Dressing as the Enemy , Rose still wears her blue Punky Fish hoodie over the collar of her labcoat for comfort.
  • Mickey's grey long-sleeved Puma top is a mark of the brave new man he's grown into after battling the Cybermen in the parallel world.
  • Comically Missing the Point : When the Doctor is seeing reports about the ghosts, he sees an episode of EastEnders and asks how it all started. After Jackie starts to explain the storyline, he has to clarify he's not referring to the soap.
  • Composite Character : Yvonne Hartman is a combination of Yvonne Hartley and Doctorman Allan, from the Big Finish Doctor Who episode " Spare Parts ".
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror : By the time the Doctor's learnt about the ghosts, everyone's gotten used to them. How used to them? There are adverts for ghost-polish, ghosts on daytime talk shows, and even on EastEnders .
  • The Gelth from " The Unquiet Dead " are mentioned as a possible explanation for the ghosts. The Doctor dismisses it — the Gelth were only coming through the Cardiff rift, while the ghosts are projecting themselves across the entire planet.
  • The Doctor claims that Jackie is Rose after having undergone Rapid Aging by staring into the heart of the Time Vortex .
  • That sarcophagus at Torchwood looks... somewhat familiar .
  • One of Torchwood's Void gate technicians is Gareth .
  • When wondering what's in the sphere, Mickey rattles off several previous Cyber-things as potential candidates.
  • Deadline News : Not only the news, but any broadcast programme in which the eponymous ghosts are featured suddenly turns into one of these when the ghosts are revealed to be interdimensional Cybermen.
  • Didn't Think This Through : The Doctor's view regarding what Torchwood has done with the Breach. The Doctor: So you find the Breach, probe it, the Sphere comes through, 600 feet above London, bam! It leaves a hole in the fabric of reality. And that hole, do you think "Oh, shall we leave it alone? Shall we back off, shall we play it safe?" Nah, you think " Let's make it BIGGER! "
  • Distinction Without a Difference : Yvonne: They're invading the whole planet. The Doctor: It's not an invasion, it's too late for that. It's a victory.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything? : Torchwood is presented as an allegory for the evils of the British Empire. It's planning to use the alien tech to enable a new period of British military conquest. note  YMMV on how effective this analogy is. Torchwood gets comeuppance because its activities cause an alien invasion, which veers into Fantastic Aesop territory since it's very far removed from the reasons the British Empire was bad and because that bit would have happened even in Torchwood had only planned to use the alien tech to defend Earth.
  • Doing In the Wizard : Lampshaded by Jackie, complaining that the Doctor is trying to turn the return of their loved ones as ghosts into something scientific. As always, the Doctor is right, the "ghosts" are Cybermen forcing their way into our universe from another.
  • E.T. Gave Us Wi-Fi : This is the explicit purpose of the original Torchwood: to defend the British Empire against Aliens and taking their stuff to make them stronger. The United Nations/Unified Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT) has a similar goal.
  • Everyone Can See It : The two Torchwood employees in a secret relationship that is not at all secret.
  • Evil Versus Evil : Cybermen versus Daleks is "Upgrade/Delete" vs "exterminate".
  • The Exit Is That Way : " No , Doctor!"
  • Flat "What" : The Doctor when the Cybermen tell him they didn't create the Sphere.
  • Flying Seafood Special : During the opening narration, the Doctor and Rose are shown visiting a planet with flying stingrays.
  • For Big Finish fans, the name "Yvonne Hartman" was a rather clever bit of foreshadowing for the arrival of the Cybermen: her name is based on Yvonne Hartley, from the episode " Spare Parts ".
  • Also, the Bluetooth earpieces that all of Torchwood's personnel have. The last time we saw people wearing earpieces was in " Rise of the Cybermen "/" The Age of Steel ".
  • The Doctor thinks the idea of loved ones coming back to life is horrific. We don't learn why until the Tenth Doctor's very last episode .
  • The news announcer talking on the Ghostwatch segment mentions the regular gatherings of ghosts around Westminster Bridge, almost like a military display ... that's because it is.
  • When the Doctor talks about the Void Ship, the foreboding music is the same piece used for the scenes with the Controller and the Dalek Emperor in " Bad Wolf "/" The Parting of the Ways ", but without the chanting. It's a big hint that whatever's in there is Dalek-related.
  • When the Doctor explains the Void Ship to the Torchwood staff, he mentions that he's never actually seen one before and that he always assumed it was just a theory. A savvy viewer will know that the version of the Cybermen appearing in this episode are in their infancy, barely above humans in terms of technology. If the Void ship is said to be on a technological level beyond even Time Lord technology, it's a pretty big hint that whoever is inside it is not Cybermen.
  • For that matter, the appearance of the Void Ship is a large golden sphere... not dissimilar in appearance to the hemispheres lining the skirts of the Time War era Daleks.
  • From Bad to Worse : Okay, there's an army of five million Cybermen spread across the whole world. What next? Daleks!
  • Gilded Cage : This is Torchwood's long-term plan for the Doctor: keep him as a "comfortable" prisoner so they can learn more about alien technology from him.
  • I Will Show You X! : Also counts as a Running Gag , since twisted ankles were the #1 cause of trouble in the earliest Doctor Who stories. The Doctor: Lead on. But not too fast. Her ankle's going. Jackie: I'll show you where my ankle's going.
  • Idiot Ball : Instead of arming up with special ammunition, like UNIT did back in " Battlefield ", Torchwood use ordinary bullets, and there is absolutely no mention of them having any kind of special weaponry, nor do they even seem to recognize the Daleks and Cybermen at all. As a result, they are massacred en masse by the Daleks and Cybermen in the following episode. They also try Bullying a Dragon by trying to control the Doctor - which, if they've studied their history, they should know never, ever works. It's probably overall a good thing that they were destroyed before they could really try messing with him.
  • Immune to Mind Control : Rose discovers that the agents of Torchwood have enough psychic training to resist the Doctor's psychic paper.
  • Internal Homage : Yvonne Hartman's name, to Yvonne Hartley from the Big Finish Cyberman episode " Spare Parts ".
  • Lady in a Power Suit : Yvonne.
  • Landmarking the Hidden Base : Canary Wharf is actually Torchwood's London base: they didn't just set up shop there, they built it themselves. The Doctor: You built a skyscraper just to reach a spatial disturbance? How much money have you got? Yvonne: Enough.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler : The Daleks are the ones behind the Sphere. Pretty much everyone, even casual fans, knows that this two-parter deals with the concept of Daleks vs Cybermen with the Doctor and Rose caught in the middle, but back when it first aired, the appearance of the Daleks was a total surprise to most people, despite the brief shot of the results of one of their exterminations in the "Next time" clip .
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again : The Doctor passes Jackie off as an aged-up Rose so the real Rose can sneak out of the TARDIS unnoticed. When they get found out... The Doctor: Please, when Torchwood comes to write my complete history, don't tell people I travelled through time and space with her mother. Jackie: Charming. The Doctor: I've got a reputation to uphold.
  • Rose is caught by the Torchwood scientist, who tells his underling to check the security. Mickey replies he'll get on it.
  • The aforementioned bit with the Doctor, Yvonne and Jackie ends as the lobotomised Torchwood agents start activating another ghost shift.
  • The Doctor being told by the Cybermen that "The Sphere is not ours." It was made by the Daleks, so the whiplash is from "This is bad" to "We're all gonna die."
  • Mundane Made Awesome : Cybermen slicing through plastic sheets, complete with their leitmotif blaring away.
  • Mundane Utility : Jackie remarks that some of the technology Torchwood has captured would be great for carrying her shopping home.
  • Musical Spoiler : When the Cybermen reveal they didn't create the Void ship, the music switches to the beginning of the Dalek theme.
  • Never Heard That One Before : Yvonne, when the Doctor says Torchwood will never get inside the TARDIS, just smiles and retorts "et cetera".
  • Noodle Incident : During the opening montage, the Doctor and Rose are shown standing on a rocky beach watching pterodactyl-esque creatures fly around.
  • Not Me This Time : The episode follows three main plot threads: The mysterious ghosts appearing everywhere, the strange goings-on at Torchwood, and the giant sphere stored in the basement. The Cybermen are revealed to be behind the first two, and the Doctor and everyone else assume they're behind the third, only for the Cyber-Leader to reveal that they're just as confused as everyone else.
  • Nothing Is Scarier : The concept of "the Void" as the gap which separates universes, according to the Doctor's explanation: There's all sorts of realities around using different dimensions. Billions of parallel universes all stacked up against each other. The Void is the space in between, containing absolutely nothing. Can you imagine that, nothing? No light, no dark, no up, no down. No life. No time . Without end. My people called it the Void, the Eternals call it the Howling. But some people call it Hell.
  • Rose's reaction to Jackie's announcement that Granddad Prentice is coming for a visit. The Doctor, having no clue what's going on, averts it at first and acts casual. But then Rose explains. Rose: She's gone mad. The Doctor: Tell me something new. Rose: Granddad Prentice, that's her dad. But he died, like ten years ago. [The Doctor does an Eye Take as the fact registers in his mind] Rose: Oh my God. She's lost it.
  • Played for laughs when the Doctor realizes Jackie is still on-board the TARDIS.
  • Rose after the psychic paper No-Sell .
  • "Earpieces, Ear Pods; this world is colliding with another... and I think I know which one" .
  • Played straight when the Doctor realizes the Cybermen didn't make the Void ship, and when Rose and Mickey find out what's inside.
  • Rapid Aging : The Doctor pretends that Jackie is Rose after having undergone this. Jackie is not amused. The Doctor: And just last week, she stared into the heart of the Time Vortex and aged 57 years. But she'll do. Jackie: [indignant] I'm 40! The Doctor: Deluded.
  • Reverse Psychology : The Doctor uses this very effectively against Yvonne. After practically screaming at her to stop breaching the dimensional walls, to no avail, he suddenly stops, seeming to not only give up but do a complete 180, pulling up a seat and exclaiming that he "can't wait" to see the Ghost shift. Yvonne promptly calls it off.
  • Sex Signals Death : Two minor characters, Gareth and Adeola, end up stumbling into the Cybermen's hiding place in Torchwood Tower while looking for a place for a quickie.
  • To Ghostbusters , appropriately enough. The Doctor: Who ya' gonna call? Rose: Ghostbusters! The Doctor: I ain't 'fraid of no ghosts!
  • Also to Ghostwatch .
  • Sinister Geometry : The Void ship, a seamless sphere with no detectable radiation or atomic mass until the Cyberman invasion triggers it. Anyone who looks at the Void ship feels there's something unnatural about it. "It upsets people because it gives off — nothing. It is absent."
  • Surveillance as the Plot Demands : Torchwood London is able to detect the Doctor messing with a ghost, find a public camera nearby and pipe the picture from it to a screen at their headquarters just in time to see the TARDIS dematerialize.
  • The best part of it is that the Dalek attack scene isn't even in this episode — it's from the next one.
  • Uncommon Time : The music playing as the "ghosts" shimmer into Cybermen is in 5/4.
  • Unreliable Narrator : Rose tells us this is "the story of how she died" while she obviously still, at the very least, has some kind of presence; being shown standing on a beach in her future as her voice narrates (with an unnaturally-pale appearance and a detached expression on her face suggesting to the viewer that something happened to her and she might not be alive in the technical sense anymore). The next episode reveals that Rose was referring to the fact she was legally declared dead in her original universe after disappearing to a parallel Earth.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation : The fate of humanity. And it's not coming without a Painful Transformation .
  • Void Between the Worlds : It IS possible to traverse the Void, with a specially designed "Void ship" (which the Doctor had previously thought was only theoretical, going so far as to call it "impossible"). This ship has 2 modes... normal mode, where it has mass/volume/etc and behaves like a physical object, and "Void mode", that is capable of traversing the Void. In Void mode, the ship has no mass, no volume, and doesn't register on any instruments, though it can still be seen. Objects with mass and volume aren't capable of navigating the Void because there is no space or time there. Even the human characters are unnerved by looking at it in Void mode, and the Doctor is downright terrified of it.
  • We Come in Peace — Shoot to Kill : The visitors are not aliens but the Cybermen from a Parallel Universe , being deliberately brought to ours by the Torchwood institute. (In the first act of the episode, the Cybermen take on a "ghostly" appearance and do not speak.) During the period where the visitors are assumed to be friendly, humans call them " ghosts ", and many even think they really are the silent spirits of their deceased loved ones. The Doctor says, "No one's running, screaming, freaking out", to which Jackie responds, "Why should we?" Correct answer: Because you aren't, which means they're probably dangerous.
  • Even better, as soon as the Cyber-Leader says this, the Dalek theme starts playing .
  • Wham Shot : The Cult of Skaro emerging from the Void ship.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside : According to the Doctor, the Void Ship could allow someone to sit out an eternity. Existing completely separate from time and space, they could watch the Big Bang, the end of the universe and the start of the next and it wouldn't even touch the sides.
  • The X of Y : "Army of Ghosts".

Alternative Title(s): Doctor Who NSS 2 E 12 Army Of Ghosts

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Rose : This is the story of how I died…

Jackie (Camille Coduri): But you can see them. They look human. Rose : She’s got a point. They are sort of blurred, but they’re definitely people. The Doctor : Maybe not. They’re pressing themselves into the surface of the world. But a footprint doesn’t look like a boot.

Dr. Rajesh Singh (Raji James): The machines keep saying the sphere can’t exist. But there it is.

Rose : According to the paper, they’ve elected a ghost as MP for Leeds. Now don’t tell me you’re going to sit back and do nothing. The Doctor : Who you gonna call? Rose : Ghostbusters! The Doctor : I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

Jackie : You’ve changed so much. Rose : For the better. Jackie : I suppose. Rose : Mum, I used to work in a shop. Jackie : I’ve worked in shops. What’s wrong with that?

Jackie : Do you think you’ll ever settle down? Rose : The Doctor never will, so I can’t. I’ll just keep on traveling. Jackie : And he’ll keep on changing. And in forty years time, fifty, they’ll be this woman, this strange woman walking through the marketplace. On some planet a billion miles from Earth. But she’s not Rose Tyler. Not anymore. She’s not even human.

The Doctor : Not so friendly now, are you?

Rose : My mum’s still on board. Jackie : If we end up on Mars I’m gonna kill you.

The Doctor : Hm. There goes the advantage of surprise. Still, cuts to the chase. Stay here, look after Jackie. Rose : I’m not looking after my mum. The Doctor : Well you brought her. Jackie : I was kidnapped! Rose : Doctor, they’ve got guns. The Doctor : And I haven’t. Which makes me the better person, don’t you think? They can shoot me dead but the moral high ground is mine.

Yvonne Hartman (Tracy-Ann Oberman): It was only a matter of time before you found us. Welcome to Torchwood.

Yvonne : Torchwood Institute has a motto: If it’s alien it’s ours.

The Doctor : This is a Void ship. Yvonne : And what is that? The Doctor : Well it’s impossible, for starters. I always thought it was just a theory, but…. It’s a vessel designed to exist outside time and space. Traveling through the Void. Dr. Singh : And what’s the Void? The Doctor : The space between dimensions. There’s all sorts of realities around us—different dimensions. Billions of parallel universes all stacked up against each other. The Void is in between, containing absolutely nothing. Imagine that—no light, no dark, no up, no down. No life. No time. Without end. My people called it The Void, the Eternals called it The Howling. But some people call it Hell.

The Doctor : You built a skyscraper just to reach a spatial disturbance. How much money have you got? Yvonne : Enough.

The Doctor : So you find the breach, probe it, the sphere comes through. Six hundred feet above London. Bam! It leaves a hole in the fabric of reality. And that hole, you think, “Oh, should we leave it alone? Should we back off? Should we play it safe?” “Nah!” you think, “Let’s make it bigger!”

Yvonne : They did warn me, Doctor. They said you liked to make a mess.

Yvonne : Well if that’s Rose Tyler, who’s she? Jackie : I’m her mother. Yvonne : Oh, you travel with her mother? Jackie : He kidnapped me. The Doctor : Please, when Torchwood comes to write my complete history, don’t tell people I traveled through time and space with her mother.

Mickey : It’s alright babe. We beat ’em before, we can beat ’em again. That’s why I’m here. The fight goes on. Rose : The fight against what? Mickey : What d’ya think?

Yvonne : They’re invading the whole planet. The Doctor : It’s not an invasion. It’s too late for that. It’s a victory.

Dr. Singh : Samuel, what are you doing? Mickey : The name’s Mickey. Mickey Smith. Defending the Earth.

Army of Ghosts Original Airdate: 1 Jul, 2006

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Freema Agyeman (born Frema Agyeman on 20 March 1979 [1] [2] [3] ) played the role of Martha Jones , a companion to the Tenth Doctor and also a temporary member of both Torchwood Three and UNIT . She changed the spelling of her first name upon beginning her professional acting career in order to avoid pronunciation errors. She was born to Ghanaian and Iranian parents.

Freema Agyeman first appeared on Doctor Who in the series 2 episode Army of Ghosts as Adeola Oshodi , a Torchwood Institute employee, who was an early victim of the Cybermen . She returned to the series as Adeola's cousin, Martha Jones, at the start of series 3 in Smith and Jones . Agyeman continued as Martha throughout the rest of Series 3, and also provided the character's voice for the special animated serial, The Infinite Quest . She left the series with the finale episode, Last of the Time Lords . As a consequence of her time on the series, she also gained the record for most guest appearances on Totally Doctor Who , entirely discounting her turn on The Infinite Quest — although David Tennant holds the record, including Quest .

Agyeman wasn't away from the Doctor Who franchise for long. She next reprised the role of Martha in several episodes of series 2 of Torchwood , and was the third character to cross over between the two shows. Only a couple of months after her Torchwood appearances, she was back on the parent program for five episodes of series 4 , reprising Jones for a trilogy of episodes beginning with The Sontaran Stratagem , and returning once more for the finale, The Stolen Earth / Journey's End . After completing work on Doctor Who , Agyeman returned to the Torchwood team to portray Martha for an original BBC Radio audio drama based upon the spin-off, Lost Souls .

2008 was a breakout year for the actress. Besides her multiple appearances on Doctor Who and Torchwood (as well as hosting the July 2008 BBC Proms concert dedicated to Doctor Who ), it was also announced that she would be starring in a remake of the 1970s Terry Nation series, Survivors , and in July 2008 it was announced that she would star in Law & Order: UK , an ITV spin-off of the American Law & Order franchise. Although rumours persisted that she would appear in the third series of Torchwood , she did not due to her commitment to Law & Order: UK . [4] At the beginning of the series, however, it was stated that her character of Martha Jones was on her honeymoon at the time. Law & Order: UK was later renewed for a second series.

In 2009, Agyeman returned briefly to the role of Martha for a cameo appearance near the end of David Tennant 's final story, The End of Time .

More recently, Agyeman has also appeared as Shelley Periwinkle/Pearl the Mermaid in Old Jack's Boat , with Bernard Cribbins in the title role; the American series The Carrie Diaries , and New Amsterdam .

Credits [ ]

Television [ ], doctor who [ ].

  • Army of Ghosts - Adeola Oshodi

As Martha Jones

  • Smith and Jones
  • The Shakespeare Code
  • Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks
  • The Lazarus Experiment
  • Human Nature / The Family of Blood
  • Utopia / The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords
  • The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky
  • The Doctor's Daughter
  • The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
  • The End of Time

Torchwood [ ]

  • Dead Man Walking
  • A Day in the Death

The Year of Martha Jones [ ]

  • The Last Diner
  • Silver Medal

Big Finish Torchwood [ ]

Bbc torchwood [ ], audiobook readings [ ], bbc new series adventures [ ].

  • The Last Dodo
  • The Pirate Loop
  • Martha in the Mirror
  • The Story of Martha

External links [ ]

  • Freema Agyeman at the Internet Movie Database
  • Official Twitter account

Footnotes [ ]

  • ↑ DWDVDF 131
  • ↑ REF : Who-ology: The Official Miscellany
  • ↑ A Thank You Note From Freema (4 August 2008). Retrieved on 6 November 2016.
  • ↑ http://www.gallifreyone.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?id=EkEyAEEkAyjJvyrMFj&tmpl=newsrss&style=feedstyle
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finn townley

Is the dalek thay a re release

This is great set You can buy it on amazon for 30 pounds I think

Doctorwhorules1234

Got this in January and I love it

I rember regreting getting this, then in 2008/9 I found it at a convention for £15

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booboo, what are all of the exclusives for woolworths?

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what are all of the exclusives for woolworths?

Woolworths used to have exclusive sets like toys r us do now

Robert Casey

I got this for my 11th birthday, i don’t really understand why there is a destroyed Cyberman, a normal one would be better but it was still good 🙂

dalek drone

what is the point in a destroyed cyberman?!

so we don’t always get the same figure again and again and that was a sdcc exclusive anyways so its a easer way of getting it

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