Voyage of the Damned ★★★

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


Story 188
Christmas special 2007


First UK transmission
Christmas Day 2007

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

Writer Russell T Davies
Director James Strong


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.