The Idiot's Lantern

By Mark
Episode Title: The Idiot's Lantern

Duration: 45 minutes and 9 seconds

Written by: Mark Gatiss

Directed by: Euros Lyn

Transmission Date: 27th May 2006

Ratings: 6.8 million

Synopsis: It's 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain huddle round their television sets to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumours of monsters on the streets, and the tormented Mr Magpie is hiding a strange and alien secret, in Doctor Who - The Idiot's Lantern.

Cast List: The Doctor - David Tennant
Rose Tyler - Billie Piper
The Wire - Maureen Lipman
Mr Magpie - Ron Cook
Eddie Connolly - Jamie Foreman
Rita Connolly - Debra Gillett
Tommy Connolly - Rory Jennings
Grandma - Margaret John
Mrs Gallagher - Marie Lewis
Detective Inspector Bishop - Sam Cox
Crabtree - Ieuan Rhys
Aunt Betty - Jean Challis
Security Guard - Christopher Driscoll