Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

Tooth and Claw

This is the second episode in Series 2.

Where does this fit?

This story happens in sequence with the rest of the series.

Other Guides to this Story


The tenth Doctor wears a brown pinstripe suit with trainers. He is much more jovial and good-humoured than his ninth incarnation, appearing to have largely recovered from the mental scars of the Time War. He does, however, have a hard edge to his personality, being the sort of man who doesn't give second chances.


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 took her to the far future to see the day the Earth is destroyed. During this trip he upgraded her mobile phone, tying it into the TARDIS, so that she can call home no matter where or when she is.

Recurring and Historical Characters

Queen Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of the British Empire from 1837 until her death in 1901. She was devoted to her husband, Prince Albert, and his death in 1861 deeply affected her.

She has,in fact, met the (fifth) Doctor on two separate occasions. In Empire of Death (set 1863) her obsession with the late Albert led her into an encounter with a medium who was actually channelling alien beings from another dimension.In Imperial Moon (set 1878) she had commissioned a mission to the moon using alien technology that had been found. The mission almost ended in catastrophe, bringing dangerous alien lifeforms to Earth. Neither adventure is mentioned here.




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