Gridlock

Doctor Who | Season 3 | Gridlock

The Doctor takes Martha to New Earth, where he must battle a powerful old enemy and have a fateful meeting with the Face of Boe…


In the episode, alien time traveller the Doctor (David Tennant) takes his new companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) to New New York in the far future, where they discover the remainder of humanity on the planet live in perpetual gridlock within the Motorway, an underground highway system. When Martha is kidnapped, the Doctor races to find her before she enters the dangerous “fast lane”.

“Gridlock” completes a loose trilogy that began with “The End of the World” (2005) and “New Earth” (2006), and contains hints at the series’ story arc. The story is designed to show how the Doctor can bring hope into a world. Production of “Gridlock” took place in September and October 2006. Much of the episode was filmed in-studio and used a large amount of computer-generated imagery, so it appeared to be set in a “CGI world”. Some location filming was done in Cardiff, most notably at the Temple of Peace.

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Originally Aired: 04-14-2007
Director: Richard Clark
Writers: Russell T. Davies
Starring: David Tennant
Freema Agyeman
Ardal O'Hanlon
Anna Hope
Travis Oliver
Lenora Crichlow
Jennifer Hennessy
Bridget Turner
Georgine Anderson
Simon Pearsall