The Lazarus Experiment ★★★

Mark Gatiss guest-stars as a boffin who is monstrously transformed


Story 183
Series 3 – Episode 6


First UK transmission
Saturday 5 May 2007

The Doctor – David Tennant
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman

Writer Stephen Greenhorn
Director Richard Clark


Mark Gatiss is magnificent as an old-school Who villain, 76-year-old Professor Lazarus who has developed a machine to restore his youth but who becomes a ravening CGI crustacean. There’s a touch of Quatermass and The Fly, and an exciting denouement filmed at Wells Cathedral. The Doctor fails to impress Martha’s mum, Francine (Adjoa Andoh), who has been duped by the mysterious Mr Saxon…