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The Runaway Bride
This is the 2006 Christmas Special.
Where does this fit?
This story follows on immediately from the end of Doomsday, the final story of Series 2.
The characters listed below are the series regulars, important recurring characters, and real life historical characters. If a character's appearance is a major spoiler, then their details will be hidden in spoiler tags. In general, recurring characters are not listed here on their first appearance unless they become a series regular during the story, or they are a real life historical character.
This story introduces the one-story companion Donna Noble.
Recurring and Historical Characters
The following stories and other resources are not necessary in order to follow the plot (we've summed up the essential bits for you). But being familiar with them will probably enhance your enjoyment of this story.