Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

The Long Game

This is the seventh story of the first series of the Doctor Who revival.

Where does this fit?

This story happens immediately after the previous episode, Dalek.

Other Guides to this Story


The ninth Doctor speaks in a northern accent and wears a leather jacket. He has very short hair and big ears. The ninth Doctor has been mentally scarred by the part he played in the Time War and the destruction of his home planet. Although he clearly has a love of life, he also has an innate sadness about him.


Rose Tyler is a 19-year old girl from London 2005. Before meeting the Doctor, Rose lived with her mother, Jackie Tyler, on a council estate and had a boyfriend called Mickey Smith. Her father, Pete Tyler, died when she was a baby

In Rose she worked in Henrik's department store when the ninth Doctor was investigating Auton activity in the store, and she saw him blow it up. Rose then helped the Doctor defeat the Nestene Consciousness's attempt to take over the world, and he offered her a chance to travel in the TARDIS.

In The End of the World the Doctor upgraded her mobile phone, tying it into the TARDIS, so that she can call home no matter where or when she is. In the previous story, she invited Adam to join her and the Doctor on the TARDIS.

Adam Mitchell is a self-proclaimed genius who the Doctor and Rose met in Dalek . In that story he was working for an organisation that collected alien artefacts. At the end of that stor, Rose begged the Doctor to let him join them on board the TARDIS.

Recurring and Historical Characters


It is probably worth watching TV]Dalek[/TV] to see something of Adam's background but it's not essential.



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