The Lodger

Doctor Who | Season 5 | The Lodger

Introducing Craig Owens! The Doctor must solve the mystery of a staircase that people go up but never go down…


The episode features the Doctor (Matt Smith) stranded on Earth and separated from his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), when an unknown force prevents his time travelling spaceship, the TARDIS, from landing. To investigate, he moves into the flat of Craig Owens (James Corden) and attempts to fit in with ordinary humans while unknowingly playing matchmaker for Craig and his good friend Sophie (Daisy Haggard).

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Originally Aired: 06-12-2010
Director: Catherine Morshead
Writers: Gareth Roberts
Starring: Matt Smith
Karen Gillan
James Corden
Daisy Haggard
Owen Donovan
Babatunde Aleshe
Jem Wall
Karen Seacombe
Kamara Bacchus