Human Nature/The Family of Blood ★★★★★

The Time Lord hides in human form and falls in love in an elegiac, profoundly moving tale set just before the Great War


Story 185
Series 3 – Episodes 8 & 9


First UK transmissions
Saturday 26 May 2007
Saturday 2 June 2007

The Doctor – David Tennant
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman

Writer Paul Cornell
Director Charles Palmer


In 1913, John Smith is teaching at a boys’ school and falls in love with matron Joan Redfern (Jessica Hynes). Only his maid Martha knows that Smith is the Doctor, hiding as a human to evade remorseless aliens. Using animated scarecrows, the Family of Blood to sniff out the Time Lord, as war comes to England one year early. An elegiac, profoundly moving script and an emotional tour de force from David Tennant.