Aliens of London
Doctor Who (2005) Episode A-04
TV image of crashing alien Spaceship
Production Info
Director Keith Boak
Story by
Screenplay by Russel T. Davies
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Transmission Info
Season 1
Episode 4
Airdate 16 April 2005
Previous Episode The Unquiet Dead (Doctor Who - 2005)
Next Episode World War Three (Doctor Who - 2005)


The Doctor and Rose return to present day London where she finds that she hasn't been away for the 12 hours she thought had gone by, but 12 months. Her mother had been searching for her frantically, having filed a report with the police and putting posters with her photo on every lamp post. To their amazement, an alien spacecraft crashes in the Thames and Earth has it's first contact with extra-terrestrial beings. The Prime Minister has vanished however and those in charge are not what they seem to be. Working with the only Member of Parliament who seems to be in London, Rose and the Doctor battle a race of alien beings, the Slitheen, who want to destroy the Earth and sell if off, piece by piece. Written by garykmcd[1]

Errors and ExplanationsEdit

Movie MistakesEdit


Rose's mum phones the Alien hotline and tells them all about the Doctor. She says that he's called the Doctor and has a Blue Box, fair enough. But then she says he called it a TARDIS. Except that no one called it a TARDIS in front of her. The closest was Mickey calling it "that box thing" What is seen on screen does not represent every second of real time, so therefore it is quite possible that the name was mentioned at some moment which was not seen on screen.[2]


  1. IMDB Entry
  2. Movie Mistakes entry