Voyage of the Damned ★★★

Kylie Minogue headlines in this Titanic/Poseidon Adventure pastiche for Christmas 2007

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Story 188
Christmas special 2007

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First UK transmission
Christmas Day 2007

Cast
The Doctor – David Tennant
Astrid Peth – Kylie Minogue
Wilfred Mott – Bernard Cribbins

Writer Russell T Davies
Director James Strong

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Doctor Who meets disaster movies as a starship modelled after the Titanic hurtles towards Earth. It’s bombastic, if unsinkable, Christmas entertainment, with a megastar turn from Kylie Minogue as waitress Astrid Peth. There are also meaty parts for Geoffrey Palmer and Russell Tovey. Plus, Bernard Cribbins makes a cameo as newsvendor Wilfred Mott, long before he was envisaged as Donna’s granddad.