The Runaway Bride ★★★

Catherine Tate is absolutely fabulous in this pacy 2006 Christmas special

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Story 178
2006 Christmas special

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First UK transmission
Christmas Day 2006

Cast
The Doctor – David Tennant
Donna Noble – Catherine Tate

Writer Russell T Davies
Director
Euros Lyn

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“Santa’s a robot!” Catherine Tate is absolutely fabulous, hysterical and surprisingly sympathetic as Donna Noble, a bride/harpy who becomes a better woman after a short spell with the heartbroken Time Lord. The Tardis/taxi chase along a motorway is a stunning technical feat, and Sarah Parish is almost unrecognisable as the fearsome spidery Empress of the Racnoss.