The Doc escapes from the Big Brother House, Rose knows basic arithmetics, and Captain Jack has an ass-gun.
Suddenly and without warning, The 9th Doctor materialises inside the Big Brother house; Rose appears on the set of The Weakest Link; and Captain Jack Harkness wakes up as the latest person to receive his 15 minutes of fame on What Not To Wear… in the future. And in the future, reality TV and gameshows have changed radically. Not only are they hosted by robot versions of the current hosts, the penalty for losing is death. In fact, in the case of What Not To Wear, the penalty for just participating is horrific mutilation and death.
It’s approximately 100 years after The Doctor, Rose and (ugh) Adam arrived on Satellite 5 in (N007) The Long Game, and something has gone desperately wrong with mankind’s future yet again. It’s now up to our intrepid travellers to solve the mystery. But before that, they have to figure out how they arrived on the air. And before that, they’ll have to escape.
This is the first instalment of the two-part finale, not only of series 1 of the Doctor Who revival, but of Christopher Eccleston’s run as The Doctor. Stay tuned for (N013) The Parting of the Ways.