The End of the World

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The Doctor takes Rose on her first voyage through time, to the year five billion and the end of planet Earth.


“The End of the World” is the second episode of the first series of the British science-fiction television program Doctor Who. Written by show runner Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn, the episode was first broadcast on 2 April 2005.

In the episode, alien time traveler the Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) takes his new companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) on her first trip through time and space in the TARDIS to the year five billion where many rich alien delegates have gathered on a space station called Platform One to watch the Sun expand and destroy the Earth, but one of these guests is plotting to profit from the event by killing them all.

The episode marked the first appearance of Cassandra and the Face of Boe. The episode was seen by 7.97 million viewers in the United Kingdom.

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Originally Aired: 04-02-2005
Director: Euros Lyn
Writers: Russell T. Davies
Starring: Christopher Eccleston
Billie Piper
Simon Paisley Day
Yasmin Bannerman
Jimmy Vee
Zoƫ Wanamaker
Camille Coduri
Beccy Armory
Sara Stewart
Silas Carson