The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky ★★★★

Martha joins Unit and another classic foe gets a sturdy 21st-century makeover


Story 192
Series 4 – Episodes 4 & 5


First UK transmission
Saturday 26 April 2008
Saturday 3 May 2008

The Doctor – David Tennant
Donna Noble – Catherine Tate
Martha Jones – Freema Agyeman
Wilfred Mott – Bernard Cribbins

Writer Helen Raynor
Director Douglas Mackinnon


Another classic foe gets a sturdy 21st-century makeover – the war-mongering, potato-headed Sontarans. They make an evil clone of Martha (who’s now working for Unit) and try to gas the Earth via a sat-nav-like system called Atmos. Donna’s granddad Wilf (Bernard Cribbins) almost succumbs. But Donna finds the Sontarans’ weak spot when she clubs one – “Back of the neck!” Great fun.