Series: 1

Original Air date: April 9, 2005

Number Doctor: 9th

Companion(s): Rose

Writer(s):  Mark Gatiss

Director(s):  Euros Lyn

Guest Stars
Alan David as Gabriel Sneed
Huw Rhys as Redpath
Jennifer Hill as Mrs Peace
Eve Myles as Gwyneth
Simon Callow as Charles Dickens
Wayne Cater as Stage Manager

Synopsis: Rose takes her first trip back in time and she and the Doctor travel to 1869 Cardiff. They take in a reading from none other than Charles Dickens but in the middle of the performance, a zombie-like creature interrupts the performance and there is a ghostly apparition. Rose is kidnapped and taken to the home of an undertaker where alien creatures are living in the gas lighting system and taken possession of the dead. Rose manages to get information from Gwyneth, the parlor maid, that points to her as the central point of contact for the alien beings.

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