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For the 1964-1965 season of the original series, see Season 2.

Series 2 of Doctor Who, also known as Season 28 to differentiate it from Season 2, ran between April 2006 and July 2006 and starred David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler. The 2005 Christmas special, The Christmas Invasion, and the 2005 Children in Need Special were filmed as part of the Series 2 block and featured on the Series 2 DVD. Despite this, The Christmas Invasion is listed as a special episode and therefore not considered to be a part of Series 2 by the Episode Guide on the official website. The 2006 Christmas special, The Runaway Bride is sometimes listed as being part of Series 2, however it carries a Series 3 production code and is treated as a Series 3 episode by the BBC in its promotion and merchandising.



Each episode (not counting the specials) was accompanied by a short teaser "Tardisode" which was only viewable on the Internet; this experiment was not repeated for succeeding seasons and the Tardisodes were not included in the DVD release. The main story arc for the season was the Torchwood Institute, referenced only twice previously, which served to lead up to the finale episodes as well as the Torchwood spinoff series. A secondary arc dealt with Rose's growing infatuation with the Doctor. Series 2 saw the return of the Cybermen to television (albeit an alternate-universe version), and the return of companions Sarah Jane Smith and K-9. Both were last seen (notwithstanding independent, fan-made productions in 1983); their successful return sparked the commissioning of a second spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, for CBBC. The Series 2 finale saw the introduction of Donna Noble.

This was the first series to feature a "Doctor-lite" episode. These were episodes in which the Doctor (and, usually, his companion) only appear in one or two scenes, with the story carried by new, supporting characters. This allowed David Tennant to film two episodes at the same time. Love & Monsters was the first episode to use this innovation, though it did not receive the same level of acclaim later Doctor-lite episodes such as Blink and Turn Left achieved.




# Title Writer Notes
N/A Children in Need Special Russell T Davies

Christmas special

# Title Writer Notes
N/A The Christmas Invasion Russell T Davies

Regular season

# Title Writer Notes
1 New Earth Russell T Davies
2 Tooth and Claw Russell T Davies
3 School Reunion Toby Whithouse Reintroduction of Sarah Jane Smith. Final appearance of K-9 Mk. III. First appearance of K-9 Mk. IV. Mickey Smith becomes a companion
4 The Girl in the Fireplace Steven Moffat
5 Pt. 1: Rise of the Cybermen
Pt. 2: The Age of Steel
Tom MacRae Reintroduction of the Cybermen. Final regular appearance of Mickey Smith
6 The Idiot's Lantern Mark Gatiss
7 Pt. 1: The Impossible Planet
Pt. 2: The Satan Pit
Matt Jones First appearance of the Ood.
8 Love & Monsters Russell T Davies First Doctor-lite episode
9 Fear Her Matthew Graham
10 Pt. 1: Army of Ghosts
Pt. 2: Doomsday
Russell T Davies Final regular appearances of Rose Tyler and Jackie Tyler. Formal introduction of Torchwood. First appearance of Donna Noble

The Cast

Primary Cast

Secondary Cast

Guest Cast


Aliens and Enemies

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Mini-episode: Children in Need Special  • Christmas Special: The Christmas Invasion

New Earth  • Tooth and Claw  • School Reunion  • The Girl in the Fireplace  • Rise of the Cybermen  • The Age of Steel  • The Idiot's Lantern  • The Impossible Planet  • The Satan Pit  • Love & Monsters  • Fear Her  • Army of Ghosts  • Doomsday

Aliens and Enemies of Series 2
The Christmas Invasion: Sycorax  • Fadros Pallujikaa  • Roboforms  • Roboform Christmas Tree
Attack of the Graske: Graske  • Changelings  • Slitheen family  • Zygon
New Earth: Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17  • Chip  • Sisters of Plenitude  • Face of Boe  • New Humans  • Casp  • Jatt Tooth and Claw: Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform  • Brethren  • Angelo School Reunion: Krillitanes  • Lassar  • Wagner  • Jackson The Girl in the Fireplace: Clockwork Droids Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel: Cybermen  • John Lumic/Cyber-Controller  • Crane The Idiot's Lantern: The Wire  • Magpie The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit: The Beast  • Ood  • Tobias Zed  • Seven Gamma Seven Love & Monsters: Abzorbaloff  • Hoix  • Autons Fear Her: Isolus  • Mr Webber  • Scribble Monster Army of Ghosts/Doomsday: Daleks  • Cult of Skaro  • Dalek Sec  • Dalek Caan  • Dalek Thay  • Dalek Jast  • Cybermen  • Cyber-Leader  • Adeola Oshodi  • Gareth Evans  • Matt Crane  • Flying Stingrays

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