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Journey's End 

In the wake of Davros' threat to destroy the existence of the Universe itself, the Doctor's companions unite to stop the Dalek empire. Which one will die by the prophecies and what will the fate be for the Doctor?


Graeme Harper


Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation (characters: Daleks) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Catherine Tate ... Donna Noble
Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
John Barrowman ... Captain Jack Harkness
Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith
Noel Clarke ... Mickey Smith
Camille Coduri ... Jackie Tyler
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Ianto Jones
Eve Myles ... Gwen Cooper
Tommy Knight ... Luke Smith (as Thomas Knight)
Bernard Cribbins ... Wilfred Mott
Jacqueline King ... Sylvia Noble
Adjoa Andoh ... Francine Jones
Julian Bleach ... Davros


The Doctor and his companions prepare to do battle with Davros and the Daleks who are out to destroy everything and everyone in the universe other than themselves. All seems lost when the Daleks apparently destroy the TARDIS but it's not that simple as an empowered Donna - and a new version of the Doctor - take control and face the Dalek menace head on. For one of the Doctor's companions however, there will be a heavy price to pay. Written by garykmcd

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English | German | Norwegian

Release Date:

5 July 2008 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Wales See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


This episode takes place in 2009. See more »


When Jack finds Mickey, Jackie and Sarah he fastens the studs on the cover of his Vortex Manipulator. When he hugs Mickey however, three of the four studs have come undone. See more »


Dalek Caan: The prophesy must complete!
Davros: Don't listen to him!
Dalek Caan: I have seen the end of everything Dalek, and you must make it happen, Doctor!
Cloned Doctor: He's right, cause with or without a Reality Bomb this Dalek Empire's big enough to slaughter the cosmos. They've gotta be stopped!
Donna Noble: But... just wait for the Doctor.
Cloned Doctor: I *am* the Doctor! Maximizing Dalekanium power feeds, blasting them back!
[Daleks begin exploding. The Doctor runs out of the TARDIS]
The Doctor: What have you done?
Cloned Doctor: Fulfillin' the prophesy.
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Crazy Credits

Along with the story's first half, "The Stolen Earth" (#4.12), this episode has the longest opening-credits cast list of the modern series: six names (Tennant, Tate, Agyeman, Barrowman, Sladen and Piper) appear before the title instead of the usual two... in the same amount of time. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the version edited for time to allow for commercials on BBC America, all the scenes set in Germany are cut up to the moment when she enters the Osterhagen station there. The appearance of Valda Aviks as "German woman" is thus removed, but she remains credited in the remastered credits. Also cut is Rose asking what the Doctor almost said to her before in Bad Wolf Bay and being told by his human clone, the Doctor's specific warning of the consequences of Donna remembering, and Wilfred's vow to remember for her. Despite these last two omissions, the revised silent dematerialization remains applied. See more »


Features Doctor Who: The End of the World (2005) See more »


Doctor Who Closing Credits
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A thoroughly satisfying conclusion to this season
5 July 2008 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Journey's End" is a marvellously satisfying finale to this latest season. Russell T. Davies pulls out all the stops to tie up the loose ends and unfinished business from previous seasons in a manner that should please the majority of fans. Dramatic, moving and humorous, this story contains all that is special about the "new" series.

While Davros is somewhat underused in this tale, it remains a terrifically faithful return of this old nemesis and we see his most ambitious plans to-date unfold.

This longer-than-usual installment is a joy from beginning to end. A taste of the Christmas special will keep viewers counting the days 'til the 25th December when we will be reacquainted with another old enemy.

10 out of 10. Splendid.

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