Rose is a little confused by the traumatic physical
change of the Doctor. Where has her Doctor gone, and who is the younger man standing
in front of her?
EPISODE PREVIEW 1
BBC Radio Jersey recently interviewed
the CIN Producer, Nick Vaughan-Barrett who said it's set immediately after the
end of THE
PARTING OF THE WAYS is set in the TARDIS, and is "a real episode
that links the last series to the new one and is part of Series Two."
It will not be 15 minutes long. About
to 10 minutes we've been told.
The Digital Master tape of this "short"
will be delivered to CIN on 18 November, to avoid the debacle of "leaks" that
plagued the first NEW SERIES episode, ROSE.
The interviewer on
Radio Jersey said they filmed it only in the last two weeks in Cardiff: "So I
don't know what's in it, I don't know how long it is but I do know it's a scene
between Billie Piper in the TARDIS and it's the moment David Tennant materialised
at the end of the last series."
the CHILDREN IN NEED website - play the "scene".
Rose isn't certain that the man before
her is who he says he is, the Doctor. She's almost convinced that he, or it,
is a Slitheen or even a transmat teleport swap.
It takes a reminder of their first
meeting, in the basement of Henrick's department store, to be convinced that
he is who he says he is.
But is the Doctor? He seems to think
he is. New teeth, slight weakness in the right wrist ("don't ask!")
new hair (longer hair too), sideburns but bad skin, Oh, he's lost weight, and
found a mole in the middle of back.
The problem is that Rose wants him
to change back. Perhaps, she would prefer to go home. Back to fish and chips,
sausage and mash or, as Jackie Tyler would be cooking, nut-roast. Home it is.
But then a 'regeneration' problem
"The change is going wrong". The only way to solve it is to "beat
the Time limit"
and to go faster in the TARDIS.
Panic stations as the Cloister bell
rings throughout the TARDIS as it speeds toward Earth December 24 2005, and the
travellers prepare of a crash landing.
With David Tennant's name spin through
the opening credits, the return of the Cloister Bell (introduced in 1981's LOGOPOLIS story),
the word 'regeneration' mentioned, a memory from ROSE and a new CGI animation
sequence of the TARDIS spinning-on-the-spot and then vanishing into the vortex.
Tennant pitching the post-change
'indigestion' exquisitely in a bewildering debut scene.
And the other change?
Continuity should have 'tweaked'
Billie Piper's hair to match the scene recorded back in April.
Eight minutes and two seconds of
tantalising drama, with the 'you can't keep your eyes off' David Tennant.