Aliens of London

Doctor Who | Season 1 | Aliens of London

Rose is taken home, but a spaceship crashes in the Thames and London is closed off… Enter the Slitheen!


“Aliens of London” is the fourth episode of the Series 1 of the British science fiction television show Doctor Who that was first broadcast on 16 April 2005. Written by Russell T Davies and directed by Keith Boak, it is the first in a two-part story, concluding with “World War Three”.

In the episode, alien time traveller the Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) takes his companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) back to the time she left with him, but accidentally arrive a year later. While Rose is dealing with the consequences with her mother Jackie (Camille Coduri) and her boyfriend Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke), a spaceship crashes into the River Thames, triggering a worldwide state of alert

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Originally Aired: 04-16-2005
Director: Keith Boak
Writers: Russell T. Davies
Starring: Christopher Eccleston
Billie Piper
Camille Coduri
Corey Doabe
Ceris Jones
Jack Tarlton
Lachele Carl
Fiesta Mei Ling
Basil Chung
Matt Baker