The Lazarus Experiment

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Martha has to save her family from the lunatic schemes of the monstrous Professor Lazarus.


“The Lazarus Experiment” is the sixth episode of the third series of the revived British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was broadcast on BBC One on 5 May 2007 and stars David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones as his companion, played by Freema Agyeman. On Earth, in present day London, The Doctor, Martha and her family attend a scientific demonstration by the aged Professor Lazarus. But when the experiment goes wrong, a horrific product of genetic manipulation is unleashed, leaving a trail of death in its mission to live indefinitely.

Executive producer Russell T Davies has stated that he directed writer Stephen Greenhorn to base this episode on the typical Marvel Comics plot line: “a good old mad scientist, with an experiment gone wrong, and an outrageous super villain on the loose.”

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Originally Aired: 05-05-2007
Director: Richard Clark
Writers: Stephen Greenhorn
Starring: David Tennant
Freema Agyeman
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Reggie Yates
Adjoa Andoh
Mark Gatiss
Thelma Barlow
Lucy O'Connell
Bertie Carvel