29 April 2006
David Tennant (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose), Noel Clarke (Mickey)
Anthony Head (Mr Finch), Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Rod Arthur (Mr Parsons), Eugene Washington (Mr Wagner), Heather Cameron (Nina), Joe Pickley (Kenny), Benjamin Smith (Luke), Clem Tibber (Milo), Lucinda Dryzek (Melissa), Caroline Berry (Dinner Lady), John Leeson (Voice of K9).
|Written by||Toby Whitehouse|
|Directed by||James Hawes|
|Produced by||Julie Garner and Phil Colinson|
Headmaster Finch walks through Deffry Vale School, on his way to his office. When he arrives he finds a young girl sitting outside. She explains she is ill and has been sent home by the Matron, but because she lives at the local orphanage she is unable to do so. He comforts his pupil and ushers her inside, telling her it is nearly lunchtime. He closes the door, and through the frosted glass his shadow is seen shifting and changing. The girl screams, but nobody is around to hear. Elsewhere in the school, children are rushing to lessons at the sound of the bell. Some of them pile into a science lab, and are followed soon after by their teacher.
He walks to his desk, sets down his bag and greets his students. It is The Doctor.