Partners In Crime

Catherine Tate as Donna Noble in Partners In Crime.

Donna Noble finds the Doctor again in Partners In Crime.

Whereas the opening scenes of Rose had shown the rut into which Rose Tyler had fallen, and the opening scenes of Smith and Jones had shown Martha’s role as universal organizer and peacemaker within her extended family, Partners In Crime opened as a mirror-image double act – Donna Noble, now smarter, more with it, and brimful of chutzpah, blagging her way into the Adipose Industries HQ, on the same day and in a similar way to the Doctor.

On the seventh anniversary of the launch of Donna Noble’s series of Doctor Who, Tony looked back at her re-introductory episode, Partners In Crime, to see exactly how the template was changed for this series, leaving behind much that had gone before.

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