Series 02 | EP 7

The Idiot's Lantern

Written by Mark Gatiss

"They left her in the street. They took her face and just chucked her out and left her in the street"

Episode Title Premiere Date
The Idiot's Lantern 27/05/2006

It is 1953 and the people of Great Britain huddle around their television and radio sets to witness the Queen's coronation. Away from the celebrations, the tormented Mr Magpie is hiding a strange and alien secret.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: David Tennant

Rose Tyler: Billie Piper

The Wire: Maureen Lipman

Magpie: Ron Cook

Eddie Connolly: Jamie Foreman

Rita Connolly: Debra Gillett

Tommy Connolly: Rory Jennings

Grandma Connolly: Margaret John

Detective Inspector Bishop: Sam Cox

Crabtree: Ieuan Rhys

Aunty Betty: Jean Challis

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Producer: Phil Collinson

Director: Euros Lyn

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