|173 – "Tooth and Claw"|
|Doctor Who episode|
The werewolf attacks Queen Victoria moments before being hit by the moonlight, focused through the telescope and the diamond. Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC.
|Doctor||David Tennant (Tenth Doctor)|
|Companion||Billie Piper (Rose Tyler)|
|Writer||Russell T. Davies|
|Script editor||Simon Winstone|
|Executive producer(s)||Russell T. The Doctor is the central character in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who, and also features in David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971 is a Scottish Actor. The Tenth Doctor is the name given to the tenth incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running History of the Doctor Who companion When Doctor Who was created the dramatic structure of the programme's cast was rather different from the hero-and-sidekick Billie Paul Piper (born Lianne Paul Piper on 22 September 1982 is an English actress and pop Singer. Rose Marion Tyler is a fictional character played by Billie Piper in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who Pauline Collins, OBE (born 3 September 1940) is an English actress who is known for playing Sarah in Upstairs Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Michelle Duncan (born 14 April 1978, Perth Scotland) is a Scottish Actress. Derek Riddell ( 11 January 1967, Glasgow) is a Scottish television actor Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April, 1963) is a critically acclaimed British Television producer Euros Lyn (first name pronounced AY-ross is a Welsh Television director. Simon Winstone is a British Author and editor known for his work on Doctor Who and on the BBC Soap opera EastEnders Phil Collinson is a British Television producer. He was initially an actor before switching to working behind the cameras in the industry Davies|
|Production code||2. Julie Gardner (born June 1969 is a Welsh Television producer who is currently both Controller of Drama Commissioning at BBC Television and Head 2|
|Length||1 episode, 45 mins|
|Originally broadcast||22 April 2006|
|← Preceded by||Followed by →|
|"New Earth"||"School Reunion"|
"Tooth and Claw" is an episode in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who that was first broadcast on 22 April 2006. This is a list of Doctor Who television serials and episodes. Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. " New Earth " is an episode of the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who which was first broadcast on " School Reunion " is the third episode in the second series of the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who. This is a list of Doctor Who television serials and episodes. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Science fiction first appeared on Television during the Golden age of science fiction, first in Britain (UK and then in the United States Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Landing in 1879 Scotland, the Tenth Doctor and Rose meet Queen Victoria, travelling with her to spend the night at the Torchwood Estate. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. The Tenth Doctor is the name given to the tenth incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running Rose Marion Tyler is a fictional character played by Billie Piper in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland This article is about the organisation within Doctor Who; for the spinoff programme see Torchwood. However, a group of warrior monks have sinister plans for the monarch, and the full moon is about to summon a creature out of legend.
The Doctor attempts to take Rose to Sheffield in 1979 to see Ian Dury in concert, but ends up in the Scottish moors in 1879. The Doctor is the central character in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who, and also features in Rose Marion Tyler is a fictional character played by Billie Piper in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who Sheffield ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England Ian Robins Dury ( 12 May 1942 &ndash 27 March 2000) was an English Rock and roll singer songwriter and Bandleader Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. They encounter a carriage carrying Queen Victoria, who has been forced to travel by roads to Balmoral Castle as a fallen tree has blocked the train line to Aberdeen. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Balmoral Castle is a large Estate house situated in the area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland known as Royal Deeside. Aberdeen ( pronounced; Aiberdeen Obar Dheathain is Scotland 's third most populous city and one of Scotland's 32 local government council The Doctor poses as Dr. James McCrimmon using his psychic paper, and the Queen invites him and Rose to join her as they travel to the Torchwood Estate to spend the night. James Robert McCrimmon, or simply Jamie, is a fictional character played by Frazer Hines in the long-running British science fiction television This is a list of items from the BBC Television series Doctor Who. Sir Robert MacLeish, owner of the Torchwood Estate, greets the guests though encourages them to continue, but Queen Victoria insists on staying, as the estate was a favourite of her late consort, Prince Albert. Sir Robert gives the Queen, the Doctor, and Rose a tour of the estate, including the Observatory built by his father, a polymath skilled in both science and folklore and who was fascinated by local stories of a werewolf. A polymath ( Greek polymathēs, πολυμαθής "having learned much" is a person whose knowledge is not restricted to one subject area See also Lycanthropy (disambiguation Werewolves, also known as lycanthropes, are mythological or folkloric humans with the ability to The guests are invited to dinner by the Steward of the house, and the Doctor tells Rose that she should change into more appropriate garb for the meal, and has her led to a wardrobe.
While looking for an outfit, Rose discovers a servant girl, Flora, hiding in a wardrobe who explains that earlier in the day, a group of monks led by a Father Angelo threatened Sir Robert, and had locked up the rest of the estate staff in the cellars. The monks have taken the places of the servants, with Father Angelo acting as the Steward. Rose and Flora leave to room to get help from The Doctor, only to find that the guards in the house have been drugged and have fallen unconscious. Both women are caught by the monks and chained up with the rest of the staff in the cellar. Rose sees a caged being, previously brought in by the monks, and recognises it as a human possessed by an alien intelligence. She learns from it that the body the being inhabits is that of a local boy, and that it is planning on creating the "Empire of the Wolf" by possessing Queen Victoria.
At dinner, Sir Robert relates his father's studies on the local werewolf stories, though notes that his efforts were resisted by the Brethren of the monastery in St. Catherine's Glen, who may have turned from God to start worshiping the wolf. As a full moon streams in through the windows, Father Angelo starts chanting in Latin — "lupus magnus est, lupus fortis est, lupus deus est" — "The wolf is great, the wolf is strong, the wolf is God", and the Doctor realises that there is immediate danger to all in the estate. Full moon is a Lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. Sir Robert apologises to the Queen for his betrayal, saying that the monks were holding his wife, Lady Isobel, and forced him to play the role. The Doctor realises that the fallen tree on the train tracks was a ploy to lure The Queen to the estate in a quest to wrest control of the throne of England, and as the Doctor and Sir Robert race to the cellar, she confronts Father Angelo and kills him. As the Doctor and Sir Robert arrive at the cellar, they find that the monks have opened the cellar doors, allowing the moonlight in and causing the transformation of the possessed being into a werewolf. Rose and the other servants, who have broken free of their chains, flee the cellar as the Doctor locks the door with his sonic screwdriver. sonic screwdriver is a Fictional Tool in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who. The house Steward and the other men attempt to hold the werewolf at bay with rifles, but are unable to contain it and are killed. The women take shelter in the kitchen, allowing Lady Isobel to recognise that the monks all wear mistletoe garlands, likely to ward off the werewolf, and organises the other women into creating a mistletoe broth to be used as a weapon. Mistletoe is the common name for a group of hemi-parasitic Plants in the order Santalales that grow attached to and within the
The Doctor, Rose, and Sir Robert meet up with the Queen, who is carrying a mysterious box that she had brought with her on the trip, and are chased into the Library by the werewolf. The Doctor recognises that the door and walls of the Library are engraved with mistletoe and covered in viscum album — oil of mistletoe — all likely designed to keep the werewolf from entering the room. The four use the Library to discover that an object fell to Earth in 1540 near the monastery, and though a single cell of the alien being may have survived, it would have become stronger with each generation, passing from host to host, and now at the point of wanting to create its own empire. The Queen, realising she may not escape alive from the situation, asks Sir Robert to find a safe location for her box, containing the Koh-i-Noor diamond, which she was taking to have it cut down at the royal jewellers at Hazlehead. This article is about the Diamond. For the film see Kohinoor. The Queen relates that Prince Albert was always attempting to achieve a better cut for the diamond, and The Doctor, recognising that the Prince had frequently visited Sir Robert's father, surmises that the two were aware of the alien presence and had created the Torchwood Estate and the Observatory as a trap for the creature. The group flees to the Observatory and are chased by the werewolf, but are given a brief respite as Lady Isobel appears and splashes the mistletoe broth on the werewolf. Sir Robert thanks his wife and tells her that he loves her, and instructs her to take safety in the cellar.
The group barricades themselves in the Observatory, but unlike the Library, it is not protected with mistletoe. The Doctor surmises that while the being changes into a werewolf by moonlight, it would be harmed by intense amounts of the light. As the Doctor and Rose attempt to maneuver the telescope into place, Sir Robert sacrifices himself to the werewolf to give the Doctor more time, stating that this should make up for the deception he was forced to commit earlier. As the werewolf breaks into the room and threatens the Queen, the Doctor throws the diamond into the concentrated moonlight generated by the telescope, causing the werewolf to be suspended in mid air. The werewolf reverts temporarily back to its human form and asks the Doctor to end its life by increasing the concentration of moonlight, to which the Doctor obliges. The Doctor notices that the Queen has been cut, but she insists it was just from a splinter. The next day, the Queen dubs the Doctor and Rose as "Sir Doctor of TARDIS" and "Dame Rose of the Powell Estate", but then immediately banishes them from the Empire, as they represent a world of terror and blasphemy and yet they consider it fun. The two return to the TARDIS, with the Doctor reflecting that Queen Victoria's children were found to have haemophilia, and perhaps that was just a Victorian euphemism for lycanthropy. Haemophilia (also spelled as hemophilia The Queen tells Lady Isobel that her husband's sacrifice and the ingenuity of his father will live on, as she will create the Torchwood Institute to protect the Empire from enemies beyond the imagination. This article is about the organisation within Doctor Who; for the spinoff programme see Torchwood.
- Pauline Collins appeared previously in the series as Samantha Briggs in the Second Doctor serial The Faceless Ones (1967). Pauline Collins, OBE (born 3 September 1940) is an English actress who is known for playing Sarah in Upstairs The Faceless Ones is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in This makes her the third actor from the classic series to appear in the new series, following William Thomas (Remembrance of the Daleks and "Boom Town") and Nisha Nayar (Paradise Towers and "Bad Wolf"/"The Parting of the Ways"). Remembrance of the Daleks is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast " Boom Town " is an episode in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on Nisha K Nayar is a British Actress, perhaps best known for her recurring role as Elaine 'The Pain' Boyak in The Story of Tracy Beaker. Paradise Towers is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four This article is about the Doctor Who episode For the folk tale character see Big Bad Wolf. " The Parting of the Ways " is an episode in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast Collins had been offered a role as a companion in 1967, but had turned this down.
- When Sir Robert offers to precede the Queen out of the window, she calls him "my Sir Walter Raleigh". Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c 1552 – 29 October 1618 was a famed English writer Poet, Soldier, Courtier and Explorer Actor Derek Riddell had played Raleigh in the BBC drama The Virgin Queen, screened earlier in the year. The Virgin Queen is a 2005 BBC and Power co-production four-part miniseries based upon the life of Queen Elizabeth I, starring Anne-Marie Duff The script originally had Victoria refer to Sir Francis Drake, until Riddell pointed out that this would have been incorrect for the reference the Queen was making. Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral, (c 1540 &ndash 27 January 1595 was an English Privateer, navigator, Slaver, and politician
- According to the Internet commentary, actor Tom Smith, who played the Host, studied at drama school with David Tennant.
- Derek Riddell and Billie Piper also appeared together in the adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing for the BBC's ShakespeaRe-Told series. Derek Riddell ( 11 January 1967, Glasgow) is a Scottish television actor Billie Paul Piper (born Lianne Paul Piper on 22 September 1982 is an English actress and pop Singer. Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. First published in 1600 it is likely to have been first performed in the autumn or winter ShakespeaRe-Told is the umbrella title for a series of four television adaptations of William Shakespeare 's plays broadcast on BBC One during
- The Doctor mentions to Rose at the end of this episode that Queen Victoria suffered from a condition called Haemophilia. This was also mentioned in the New Series Novel The Clockwise Man though in the novel it was suggested that Queen Victoria's cousins, the Tsars of Russia, suffered the same condition. The Clockwise Man is a BBC Books original novel written by Justin Richards and based on the long-running British science fiction television Though the New Series adventures seem to be canon in accordance with the series, this would mean that Rose would have known about Queen Victoria's condition from her adventure with the Ninth Doctor in the novel.
- In the Third Doctor story The Curse of Peladon (1972), the Doctor mentioned having been in attendance at Queen Victoria's coronation. The Third Doctor is the name given to the third incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor; seen on screen in the long-running The Curse of Peladon is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast The Fifth Doctor meets Victoria (and is appointed her Scientific Advisor) in 1863 in the Past Doctor Adventures novel Empire of Death and she is also involved in the events of the novel Imperial Moon, taking place in 1878. The Fifth Doctor is the name given to the fifth incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running The Past Doctor Adventures (sometimes known by the abbreviation PDA or PDAs were a series of spin-off novels based on the long running BBC Science fiction Empire of Death is a BBC Books original novel written by David Bishop and based on the long-running British science fiction television Imperial Moon is a BBC Books original novel written by Christopher Bulis and based on the long-running British science fiction television The canonicity of the novels, like all non-televised stories, is unclear. This article is not about Literary canons of influential works of fiction but about the concept of a canon which defines the world of a particular fictional series
- This episode bears some similarities to the Fourth Doctor serial Horror of Fang Rock (1977). The Fourth Doctor is the name given to the fourth incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running Horror of Fang Rock is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast In the earlier story, the Doctor also uses a diamond to refract light, creating an "amplified carbon beam oscillator" that brings down the Rutan mothership. The Rutan Host, or Rutans are a Fictional extraterrestrial race from the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who Both stories are also set in remote, enclosed locations, in or around the Victorian era, involve shape-changing aliens and a feral girl. Culture The Victorian fascination with novelty resulted in a deep interest in the relationship between modernity and cultural continuities Leela is a fictional character played by Louise Jameson in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
- A werewolf also appeared in the Seventh Doctor serial The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1988). The Seventh Doctor is a Fictional character, the seventh incarnation of the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television The Greatest Show in the Galaxy is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first Werewolves feature in the Past Doctor Adventures novel Wolfsbane and the Big Finish Productions audio play Loups-Garoux. Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces books and audio plays (released straight to Compact disc and Loups-Garous ( French for werewolves) is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British A race of werewolves, the Wereloks, turn the Fourth Doctor into a werewolf in the Doctor Who Weekly comic strip story Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom (DWW #27-#34). The Fourth Doctor is the name given to the fourth incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a Magazine devoted to the long-running British Science fiction television
- Rose is wearing a T-shirt with a crown on, a reference by the costume designer to Queen Victoria's presence in the episode, but also in keeping with Rose's expected visit to a 1979 Ian Dury concert. Ian Robins Dury ( 12 May 1942 &ndash 27 March 2000) was an English Rock and roll singer songwriter and Bandleader In the episode "Attack of the Graske", he took Rose to an ABBA concert in 1979 Wembley, and quoted the Status Quo song "Down Down" at one point in the same episode. " Attack of the Graske " is an interactive " mini-episode " of the British Science fiction television series Doctor Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Wembley is an area located in North-West London, England which forms the northern part of the London Borough of Brent. Status quo is a Latin term meaning the present existing state of affairs or "the state in which"
- The Doctor mentions assisting the early re-entry of Skylab in 1979, although the circumstances are not elaborated on. Skylab was the first Space station the United States launched into orbit and the second space station ever visited by a human crew He does, however, state that it nearly cost him a thumb.
- The Doctor introduces himself as "James McCrimmon". Jamie McCrimmon was a young Scottish piper from the 18th Century and a companion of the Second Doctor. James Robert McCrimmon, or simply Jamie, is a fictional character played by Frazer Hines in the long-running British science fiction television The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. The Second Doctor is the name given to the second incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running The Doctor's use of Jamie's name as an alias has a certain symmetry, as Jamie was the one who gave the Doctor his most often-used alias, "John Smith", in The Wheel in Space. The Wheel in Space is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which originally aired in six
- Curiously, the Doctor seemed unaware that his psychic paper indicated that he would be serving as Queen Victoria's guard. Where the thought came from is left unexplained.
- When Rose first encounters the wolf in its human form it says it can see "something of the wolf" in her and that she has "burnt like the Sun", a reference to the 2005 series episode "The Parting of the Ways". In both the original run and since the 2005 revival long-running British science fiction television programme Doctor Who has featured a number
- The Doctor gives an explanation of lycanthropy in this episode. He says, "Well, you'd call it a werewolf, but it's actually a lupine wavelength haemovariform. "
- Although Victoria shoots at him, we do not see Father Angelo's body, nor do we see what happened to the monks after the werewolf was dispelled.
- The use of the title Sir Doctor of TARDIS rather than Sir James McCrimmon implies that the Doctor and the Queen had an off-screen conversation about his name and designation. In addition, it has never been established whether the Doctor holds any Earth citizenship — when asked in the 1966 serial The Daleks' Master Plan if he is a British citizen, the Doctor retorts that he is a citizen of the universe, but in the Doctor Who television movie, when Grace Holloway suggests he is British, he responds, "I suppose I am. The Daleks' Master Plan is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Dr Grace Holloway is a fictional character played by Daphne Ashbrook in the 1996 television movie Doctor Who, a continuation of the long-running British "
- It is revealed at the very end of this episode that Queen Victoria founded the Torchwood Institute, taking the name from the estate, with a remit to investigate paranormal events such as the werewolf in this episode. This article is about the organisation within Doctor Who; for the spinoff programme see Torchwood.
- Although the Queen promised that Torchwood would be waiting if the Doctor returned, there was no sign of the organisation during the Third Doctor's time with UNIT or the other times the Doctor had previously returned to Britain (though it is possible that they were only on the lookout for his 10th incarnation). The Third Doctor is the name given to the third incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor; seen on screen in the long-running UNIT ( U nited N ations I ntelligence T askforce later the UN ified I ntelligence T askforce is a fictional military What Torchwood may have been doing during these occasions has yet to be explained.
- "Tooth and Claw" was also the name of an unrelated Eighth Doctor comic strip story involving vampires on an island in the Indian Ocean. The Eighth Doctor is a Fictional character, the eighth incarnation of the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television Vampires have been featured a number of times in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who and its other The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's Oceanic divisions covering about 20% of the water on the Earth 's surface It was published in Doctor Who Magazine #257-#260, written by Alan Barnes and drawn by Martin Geraghty and Robin Smith. Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a Magazine devoted to the long-running British Science fiction television Alan Barnes is a British writer and editor particularly noted for work in the field of cult film and television
- Queen Victoria says that "Whoever owns it (The Koh-i-Noor) must surely die" but the legends say that only men who possess the stone will suffer ill fortune where as women who possess it are said to receive good luck, this could be a fact checking error, a reference to the fact that she saw it as belonging to Prince Albert or a nod to the fact that it was about to save her life
- This is the second time the Doctor has been knighted, but the first time he was officially knighted. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland This article is about the Diamond. For the film see Kohinoor. The Fifth Doctor was knighted by someone pretending to be King John I in The King's Demons. The Fifth Doctor is the name given to the fifth incarnation of the Fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running John (24 December 1167 &ndash 19 October 1216 reigned as a King of England from 6 April 1199 until his death The King's Demons is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was originally broadcast
- David Tennant is actually from Scotland. Thus, the accent the Doctor puts on at points in this episode is actually Tennant's real Scottish accent, and it slips to his in-character accent. Scottish English is the variety of English spoken in Scotland, also called Scottish Standard English.
- Michelle Duncan and Jamie Sives were unable to attend the readthrough for this story, and their parts were read by David Tennant's parents, who happened to be visiting the Doctor Who set. Tennant told reporters at the series' press launch, "Because it's set in Scotland they were delighted to be asked to read in. My Mum played Lady Isobel and my Dad played Captain Reynolds and they were in seventh heaven. And they were genuinely cheesed off when they didn't get asked to play the parts for real! I was like 'chill-out Mum and Dad, back in your box!'"
- At one point during filming, Billie Piper's hair caught fire. 
- Interviewed in Doctor Who Confidential, director Euros Lyn said that various martial arts films were viewed in researching the opening fight sequence, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Doctor Who Confidential is a documentary series created by the British Broadcasting Corporation to complement the revival of the long-running British Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ( is a Chinese-language Film in the Wuxia ( chivalric and martial arts) style
- Treowen House in Dingestow, Wales was one of the sites for filming this episode, representing Torchwood House in the Scottish Highlands. 
- The werewolf in this story is computer-generated. Computer animation Computer-generated imagery (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of Computer graphics or more specifically 3D computer graphics Pauline Collins stated in a BBC press release that there were two performance artists who demonstrated the movements that the werewolf would do and talked about the problems of overacting in a situation where one was simply reacting to a green screen. 
- A deleted scene was included on the boxset DVD, where the Doctor and Rose, after being knighted, run off towards the TARDIS.
- The title is an allusion to a merciless "Nature, red in tooth and claw" from Lord Tennyson's 1850 poem In Memoriam A.H.H. The poem was a favourite of Queen Victoria's, who found it a comfort after Prince Albert's death in 1861. Alfred Tennyson 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and remains one of the most popular English poets In Memoriam AHH is a long Poem by the English Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, completed in 1849
- The Doctor alludes to the Scottish ballad Walter Lesly ("I've been chasin' this- this wee naked child over hill and over dale,") and Robert Burns's poem To a Mouse ("Isn't that right, ye tim'rous beastie?") while trying to explain his and Rose's sudden appearance and their unusual dress to the soldiers at the beginning of the episode. "Walter Lesly" is Child ballad 296 Synopsis Walter Lesly asks a lady to come to Conland "To A Mouse on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With The Plough" is a Scots Poem written by Robert Burns in 1785 and was included in the
- The Doctor notes that the Queen, by 1879, has had six attempts on her life. Of the known assassination attempts, one took place in 1840, three in 1842, one in 1849 and one in 1850. Subsequent to 1879, two more attempts were made in 1882 and 1887. In the Seventh Doctor serial Ghost Light, the Doctor thwarts an attempt in 1883 by an alien force to kill the Queen and thereby take over the British Empire. The Seventh Doctor is a Fictional character, the seventh incarnation of the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television Ghost Light is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in three The British Empire was the largest empire in history and for over a century was the foremost global power.
- The Doctor claims he is from the township of Balamory. Balamory was a popular live-action children's television programme broadcast between 2002 and 2005 and set on the fictitious Scottish island community of Balamory. Balamory is a Live action Television series on British television ( BBC One, BBC Two and CBeebies) for Preschool
- The Doctor also claims to have trained at the University of Edinburgh under "Dr Bell", a reference to Joseph Bell, the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. The University of Edinburgh (Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann founded in 1582 is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Joseph Bell, JP, DL, FRCS Ed ( 2 December 1837 – 4 October 1911) was a Scottish lecturer at the medical Sherlock Holmes is a famous fictional detective of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who first appeared in Publication in 1887 In The Moonbase (1967), the Second Doctor claimed to have studied under another Scottish doctor, Joseph Lister, in 1888. The Moonbase is a serial in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four Joseph Lister 1st Baron Lister, OM, FRS ( 5 April 1827 &ndash 10 February 1912) was an English surgeon
- This is not the first time that members of the British Royal Family have been suggested to be werewolves. The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. In one episode of the Road Rovers animated series ("A Hair of the Dog That Bit You"), Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, among others, are turned into werewolves. Road Rovers is an American Animated television series written and produced by Tom Ruegger that premiered on Kids' WB on
- One of the traditional uses of mistletoe is indeed as a ward against werewolves, although the plant is "almost unknown" in Scotland.  In the commentary for the episode, script editor Simon Winstone notes that mistletoe was also used as an anticonvulsant, which tracks with the fits the Host suffers as he transforms. A script editor is a member of the production team of scripted Television programmes usually dramas and comedies
- Also noted in the commentary was Prince Albert's overseeing of the cutting of the Koh-i-Noor and his dissatisfaction with the results, although Winstone suggests it was more due to the fact that the stone was cut down so much. This article is about the Diamond. For the film see Kohinoor. Although Queen Victoria mentions that the Koh-i-Noor brings death to those who own it, the curse is supposed to only affect men; the stone is reputed to bring good luck to female owners. The Koh-i-Noor is currently set into the crown of Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite 4 August 1900 &ndash 30 March 2002 was the Queen Consort of King George Queen mother is a title or position reserved for a widowed Queen consort (a Queen dowager) whose son or daughter from that marriage is the reigning monarch
- The TARDISODE to this episode features a Wilhelm Scream, a long-running in-joke of film and TV sound editors. TARDISODEs are mini-episodes of the television programme Doctor Who created to accompany the 2006 series of the programme The Wilhelm scream is a repeatedly used film and television stock Sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums.
Broadcast and releases
- Overnight ratings for the episode peaked at 10. 03 million (during one five minute segment). The audience Appreciation Index was 83. An Appreciation Index ( AI) is a score between 0 and 100 which is used as an indicator of the public's approval for a particular television programme or broadcast service in the  The episode received an average of 9. 24 million viewers, taking the timeshift into account. 
- The Defending the Earth! site update for this episode features another "live" message from Mickey Smith to the viewer. Mickey Smith is a Fictional character in the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who, played by Noel Clarke Mickey mentions how he was tracking satellites on the Torchwood website but was kicked out. He then re-directs the viewer to the Torchwood House site, telling them to access the telescope feed by using the password "Victoria" and help him search for the satellites.
- This episode was released on 5 June 2006 as a basic DVD with no special features, together with "School Reunion" and "The Girl in the Fireplace", and as part of a second series boxset on 20 November 2006. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is " School Reunion " is the third episode in the second series of the British Science fiction television series Doctor Who. " The Girl in the Fireplace " is the fourth episode of the second series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is a compilation of various musical recordings Films Television programs or other collection Events 284 - Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor. 762 - Bögü Khan of the Uyghurs, This release included an audio commentary by writer Russell T. On disc based video formats an audio commentary is an additional audio track consisting of a lecture or comments by one or more speakers that plays in real time with video Davies, visual effects supervisor David Houghton and supervising art director Stephen Nicholas. Visual effects (commonly shortened to Visual F/X or VFX) are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a Live
- Matthew Norman (April 2, 2006). Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Doctor will see you now. Daily Telegraph. For "The Daily Telegraph" in Australia see The Daily Telegraph (Australia. A father's account of bringing his young son to the set of "Tooth and Claw".
- Paul English (April 19, 2006). Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Where wolf?. Daily Record. The Daily Record is a Scottish Tabloid newspaper, based in Glasgow. Actor Derek Riddell discusses the filming of "Tooth and Claw".
- ^ "David Tennant and Billie Piper Q&A", BBC, 2006-03-29. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Retrieved on 2006-03-29. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King
- ^ Ross, Peter. "Inside the Tardis: Doctor Who unplugged", Sunday Herald, 2006-04-09. The Sunday Herald is an award winning Scottish Sunday Newspaper launched on 7 February 1999 Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Retrieved on 2007-01-23. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor 
- ^ A Brief History of Time (Travel): "Tooth and Claw". Retrieved on 2007-04-07. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor
- ^ BBC Press Office (7 April 2006), Programme Information: Network TV Week 17, 22–28 April 2006. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Press release, PDF, pp. 4–5: "By Royal appointment".
- ^ Mistletoe - Herb Profile and Information. botanical. com. Retrieved on 2006-12-24. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 563 - The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by Earthquakes
- ^ Tooth and Claw Overnight Ratings (April 23)
- ^ UK Ratings and AI Report (May 3)
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