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Ncuti Gatwa
The Church on Ruby Road
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Synopsis


Goblins
Goblins
 Long ago, on Christmas Eve, a baby was abandoned in the snow.

 Today, Ruby Sunday meets The Doctor, goblins, stolen babies and, perhaps, the secret of her birth.

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General Information

Season: Forty One (New Series 14)
Production Code: 14-X1
Story Number: 304 (New Series: 148)
Episode Number:875 (New Series: 179)
Number of Episodes: 1
Percentage of Episodes Held:100%
Production Dates:
Broadcast Date: 25 December 2023
Colour Status: HD Colour
Studio: Wolf Studios (Cardiff, Wales)
Location: Bristol (Clifton; Frederick Place; Wetherell Place and Kings Weston House); Cardiff (Parkgate Hotel; PRYZM nightclub; Golden Cross Pub; House of Fraser, St. Mary's and Wharton Street) and St. Mary's Church, Nash, Newport.
Writer:Russell T Davies
Director:Mark Tonderai
Series Producer:Vicki Delow
Producer:Chris May
Executive Producers:Jane Tranter, Joel Collins, Julie Gardner, Phil Collinson and Russell T Davies
Production Executive for BBC Studios:John Hamer
Executive Producer for the BBC:Rebecca Ferguson
Commissioning Editor for the BBC:Lindsay Salt
Co-Producer:Ellen Marsh
Script Supervisor:Richard Pask
Script Editors:Scott Handcock and Rosheed Bello (Assistant)
Editors:Rebecca Trotman BFE, Emily Lawrence (Assistant), Joseph Keirle (Assistant) and Matt Nathan (VFX)
Colourist:Gareth Spensley
Production Executive:Steffan Morris
Junior Production Executive:Charlotte Cox
Production Manager:Adrian Devane
Post Production Producer:Ceres Doyle
Post Production Supervisor:Liv Duffin
Location Manager:Baljinder Sidhu
Supervising Location Manager:Iwan Roberts
Studio Manager:Richard Balshaw
Unit Manager:Kyle Yates
Production Designer:Phil Sims
Director of Production:Emily Russell
Director of Photography:Miroslaw Baszak
Casting Director:Andy Pryor CDG
Online Editor:Christine Kelly
Line Producer:Mark Devlin
Costume Designer:Pam Downe
Hair & Make-Up Designer:Claire Williams
Cameramen:Andrea Jovanovska (Assistant), Chai Lee Tan (Assistant), Martin Stephens (Operator) and Sarah MacLeod (Trainee)
Construction:4Wood TV & Film
Visual Effects:Automatik VFX
VFX Producer:Will Cohen
VFX Supervisors:Dan May, Sean Varney and Sebastian Barker
Special Effects:Real SFX
Creature Design:Painting Practice
Creature FX:Millenium FX
Stunt Co-ordinator:Derek Lea
Stunt Performers:Jessica Barfoot, Nikita Mitchell and Paul Joseph
Puppeteers:Andrew Heath, Brian Herring, Colin Purves, Jeremiah Krage, Josh Elwell, Mark Whittaker, Matt Lyons and Nick Kellington
Incidental Music:Murray Gold
Sound Recordist:Alex Thompson
Re-recording Mixer:Paul McFadden
Music Conducted By:Alastair King
Music Performed By:BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Music Supervisor:Ollie White
Title Sequence:Painting Practice & Realtime Visualisation
Title Music:Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Arranged by Murray Gold
The Goblin Song By: Russell T Davies and Murray Gold
The Goblin Song Sung By: Christine Kelly
Number of Doctors: 1
The Doctor: Ncuti Gatwa (The Fifteenth Doctor) (Newly Regenerated)
Number of Companions: 1The Companion: Millie Gibson (Ruby Sunday) (Joins) Guest Cast: Davina McCall (Herself), Anita Dobson (Mrs Flood) Additional Cast: Mary Malone (Trudy), Bobby Bradley (Denzel), Belinda Owusu (Woman with Pram), Barney Wilkinson (Policeman), Hemi Yeroham (Abdul), Michelle Greenidge (Carla Sunday), Angela Wynter (Cherry Sunday), Gemma Arrowsmith (Ruth Lyons), Rachelle Beinart (Goblin 1), Jess Judge (Goblin 2), Dilu Miah (Goblin 3), Giuseppe Lentini (Goblin 4), Andrew Francis (Goblin 5), Lukas Disparrow (Goblin 6)Setting: London (December 2004 & 2023) Villain:Goblins

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875The Church on Ruby Road25 December 202355'10"7.5Yes

Total Duration 55 Minutes


Audience Appreciation

Average Viewers (Millions) 7.5


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Notes


"The Church on Ruby Road" is the 2023 Christmas Special and opening story of Season Forty One (New Series 14) that was broadcast on the 25th December 2023.

This is the first Christmas Special since the 2017 Twelfth Doctor story "Twice Upon a Time". Ncuti Gatwa stars in his first regular appearance as the Fifteenth Doctor, alongside Millie Gibson as his new companion Ruby Sunday.

This story was written by Russell T Davies and directed by Mark Tonderai. Mark Tonderai previously directed the 2018 Thirteenth Doctor stories "The Ghost Monument" and "Rosa".

In November 2022, Russell T Davies was quoted in the Doctor Who Magazine as having written a further special story in addition to the three 60th Anniversary Specials.

The BBC initially stated that Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor would regenerate into the Fourteenth Doctor as portrayed by Ncuti Gatwa. Later clarification announced that Ncuti Gatwa would actually portray the Fifteenth Doctor, with the Fourteenth Doctor actually portrayed by David Tennant for the 2023 60th Anniversary Specials.

This is the first story that does not credit a white male performer as a regular cast member (Although William Hartnell was absent from the 1965 story "Mission to the Unknown", he still received credit for contractual reasons).

Auditions for The Doctor’s new companion took place on the 24th September 2022. On the 18th November 2022, during Children in Need, Millie Gibson was announced as the new companion Ruby Sunday.

The non-fiction feature ‘The Next Doctor’, in Doctor Who The Official Annual 2024 that was published on the 7th September 2023, teased the casting of Anita Dobson (as Mrs Flood) and Michelle Greenidge (as Carla Sunday).

On the 30th November 2023, it was announced that Davina McCall would be cast as herself in the special, and that Michelle Greenidge, Angela Wynter, and Anita Dobson had been cast as Carla (Ruby's mother), Cherry (Ruby's grandmother) and Mrs Flood (Ruby’s neighbour) respectively.

The scene involving The Doctor rescuing Ruby, from the giant snowman that falls from a building followed by him telling a policeman that his girlfriend will say ‘yes’ to his proposal, was the last scene to be added. When Disney viewed this story Russell T Davies was advised to add an extra scene in the beginning so that The Doctor could be introduced sooner.

It has been revealed that parts of the script for this story were used in the auditions for Ruby Sunday; the script for self-tapes from potential actors were truncated from the scripts of this story and the next, and the longer script for in-person auditions were adapted solely from this story.

The Doctor uses ‘Intelligent Gloves’, which he claims to have invented because he spends a lot of time hanging off things. He claims that he created them to transfer his mass into the glove to prevent friction on his hands that was caused by ‘mavitational pull’ when dangling in the air. Rose Tyler was a prime example of this occurring, with her hands suffering severe friction burns when suspended above London during the Blitz during World War II in the 2005 story "The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances".

The Doctor quickly learns the language of the Goblins, and he reveals that he already knows how to ‘speak’ rope language.

The Doctor once again mentions meeting Harry Houdini, having spent a ‘long, hot summer’ with him and being taught how to untie himself. The Doctor has previously claimed to have met and learned escapology from Harry Houdini before in "The Highlanders", "Planet of the Spiders", "Revenge of the Cybermen", "Planet of the Ood" and "The Witchfinders". Harry Houdini has helped The Doctor escape from places before, as seen in in the audio stories "Harry Houdini's War" and "Smoke and Mirrors".

The Doctor is again seen using his psychic paper, which debuted in the 2005 Ninth Doctor story "The End of the World", and a new sonic screwdriver, which debuted in "The World Tree" (a special free release in the Short Trips audio range from Big Finish Productions that is notable for being one of the first works of fiction featuring the Fifteenth Doctor).

The Doctor has visited a nightclub before. This occurred in the 1966 First Doctor story "The War Machines" - all-be-it to collect Dodo. In this story Ruby witnesses the Fifteenth Doctor dancing and also wearing a kilt.

Ruby remarks that The Doctor appears to move so fast that must have teleported. The Twelfth Doctor similarly displayed a seemingly magical ability to ‘teleport’, as seen in the 2014 story "Listen".

This story marks the first time the Fifteenth Doctor is seen wearing his new clothes, as he only wore part of the Fourteenth Doctor's clothing earlier when first seen in "The Giggle".

The Doctor recalls how he is still learning the ‘new science’ that Ruby claims is magic, recalling how the Fourteenth Doctor accidentally made previously mythical occurrences and creatures, like the goblin's existence and ability to time travel, possible when he casts a superstition at the edge of the universe during the events of "Wild Blue Yonder".

This is not the first time The Doctor states that what another person perceives as magic is in fact science. This was previously seen in the 1971 Third Doctor story "The Dæmons" and the 1977 Fourth Doctor story "Horror of Fang Rock".

After Ruby is erased from reality, The Doctor displays an ability to remember her despite others seemingly forgetting her. The Eleventh Doctor displayed this ability when Rory Williams was erased from existence in "The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood". He once remarked this was because he was a complicated space time event that granted him unique immunity to such effects so long as it did not affect his own timeline (see "The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone").

Companion Ruby Sunday was first mentioned in the short story "First Day of The Doctor", a story which contained a tantalisingly obscured snippet of the Fifteenth Doctor's diary.

The preview of this story, released in issue 598 of the Doctor Who Magazine, revealed a teaser of the plot and a snippet of dialogue between The Doctor and Ruby. This preview also revealed that Ruby would be part of a band.

This is not the first story to depict a companion written by Russell T Davies being part of a band; Mickey Smith was part of the band No Hot Ashes, as revealed Russell T Davies’ novelisation of the 2005 Ninth Doctor story "Rose", although this connection was not present in the original television story.

In an interview with Michelle Greenidge and Angela Wynter, published in issue 598 of the Doctor Who Magazine, further details were revealed about Ruby Sunday. Namely that: she is a keyboardist; she is homesick for Manchester, having recently moved into a flat in Notting Hill with her mother Carla; and that she was a day old when she was abandoned on Christmas Eve.

Ruby lives in a flat with her adoptive mother, Carla (who has fostered 33 children); and Carla's elderly mother, Cherry. Ruby has a good relationship with the mysterious Mrs Flood.

Upon Ruby revealing she was abandoned as a baby, therefore not knowing her biological parents, The Doctor mentions about learning he was abandoned (see "Ascension of the Cybermen/The Timeless Children").

Ruby is erased from reality shortly after cracks form in her family's apartment. Cracks have previously been a sign of a person’s erasure from history, as seen in "The Eleventh Hour", "The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone" and "The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang".

Carla is visibly upset when The Doctor tries to make her remember Ruby. This is similar to when Amy Pond, after forgetting Rory, also had a residual awareness of him that caused her to cry (see "The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang").

Russell T Davies felt inspired by the door opened by the inclusion of The Toymaker in the preceding story "The Giggle" - as he deemed The Toymaker to be a fantasy character - so decided to include goblins in this story as they are a traditional element of fantasy stories.

Ruby is seen walking around the exterior of the TARDIS after seeing it is bigger on the inside. This is a similar reaction seen by Rose Tyler in "Rose", Donna Noble in "The Runaway Bride" and Clara Oswald in "The Snowmen".

The Goblin Song’ heard in this story is an original song. It was released ahead of the broadcast of this story, on the 11th December 2023, with proceeds going to Children in Need. It reached number one on the UK iTunes Singles Chart but it did not make it onto the Official Singles Chart Top 40.

The short story A Message from Janis Goblin, that was exclusively published on the official Doctor Who Twitter account on the 13th December 2023 by BBC Studios, was to celebrate the success of this song in the charts. This short story also revealed the name of the singing goblin as Janis Goblin, a play on Janis Joplin.

Russell T Davies clarified on Instagram that the goblin was named ‘Janice’ by The Doctor as she resembles a character with the same name in The Muppet Show.

This story contains a rendition of ‘Carol of the Bells’ - a popular Christmas carol, which is based on the Ukrainian New Year's song ‘Shchedryk’.

While other original songs have been released with actors in character as The Doctor (like the 1972 ‘Who is The Doctor’ sung by Jon Pertwee), this story marks the first time both an incarnation of The Doctor and a companion have performed a musical number onscreen.

Ruby and her family (along with their neighbour Mrs Flood) live on Minto Road - this street is in the W11 postcode district. Minto Road is not original to this story, as it was first mentioned by Mickey Smith in the 2005 Ninth Doctor story "Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways". The pizza place mentioned by Mickey in that story is indirectly seen in this story, as Carla has a flyer for it on her fridge, which names it Minto Pizza Alla Palla.

On Carla’s fridge there is also a business card for Crossgate Cabs. This fictional taxi service was first seen in the 2007 Tenth Doctor story "The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords".

Although unremarked upon in this story, the television series Davina McCall hosts is seemingly Long Lost Family, a television series that the real Davina McCall hosts. It has been reported that the Long Lost Family production team assisted in its depiction in this story.

The name of the department store that the giant snowman is attached to is called James Howell & Co. Ltd. While not confirmed to be the same filming location this building was also seen in the 2005 Ninth Doctor story "Rose" as Henrik's department store.

This story continues the usage of ‘mavity’, the new name for gravity after time was inadvertently altered in the pre-titles scene in "Wild Blue Yonder".

At the end of this story, as the TARDIS dematerialises, Ruby's neighbour, Mrs Flood, faces the camera and asks the audience; "Never seen a TARDIS before?" before winking. It is very rare for an actor to break the fourth wall. This first occurred in the show, in "The Feast of Steven" (episode seven of "The Daleks' Master Plan", when the First Doctor turned to the camera and saluted the audience, immediately preceded the closing credits, with: ‘Incidentally, a happy Christmas to all of you at home’.

This story contains a number of errors. Namely: The letters of the names in the title sequence for both Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson do not render behind the TARDIS as it spins past, and instead appear to pop up after the TARDIS has passed. In the case of Millie Gibson's credit, this issue only affects her last name; When Ruby turns and sees the TARDIS for the first time, the stone street sign next to her head reads Frederick Place, the real-world street where the outdoor scenes were filmed. Like other signage it should have read Minto Road - which is the name of the street in this story; When Ruby enters the TARDIS for the second time, and turns around to see The Doctor, the set clearly changes to the TARDIS interior set.

The title of the story was officially announced by the official Disney+ Twitter account in a Season's Streamings promotional image in early November 2023. This was ahead of any BBC announcements. The first BBC acknowledgement of the title came in a press release on the 30th November 2023, revealing minor plot and casting details.

This story marks the return of the Christmas Specials; in the instalment of Russell T Davies's column Letter from the Showrunner printed in issue 585 of the Doctor Who Magazine, Russell T Davies had stated that a Christmas Special would be returning as the format of the first full story of the Fifteenth Doctor's tenure, although clarifying that he considered the term to be synonymous with the Festive Specials. The Disney+ announcement clarified that this story would be a traditional Christmas Special.

This is the second time, since the 2005 relaunch of Doctor Who, that this would be The Doctor's first full post-regeneration story was a Christmas Special, following the Tenth Doctor in the 2005 story "The Christmas Invasion".

This would be the first time, in the revived series, that The Doctor's first Christmas special does not include the word ‘Christmas’ in its title, following "The Christmas Invasion" (Tenth Doctor), "A Christmas Carol" (Eleventh Doctor) and "Last Christmas" (Twelfth Doctor).

At sixteen days, this story marks the third shortest gap between a regeneration story and its follow-up, behind "The Power of the Daleks" at seven days and "The Twin Dilemma" at six days.

This is the first story, since the 2021 Thirteenth Doctor story "Flux Chapter 4 - Village of the Angels", to include a mid-credits scene, and the first Christmas Special, since the 2014 Twelfth Doctor story "Last Christmas", to include one too.

The end titles include the caption: ‘Produced with the support of Incentives for the Irish Film Industry provided by the Government of Ireland’.

There are slight differences between the version broadcast on BBC One and the one shown on Disney+:

 
  • The Whoniverse ident was shown at the beginning of this story on the BBC version. However, on the Disney+ version, the BBC ident was shown.
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  • The Disney ident was shown at the end of the story on the Disney+ version.
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  • Following the TARDIS reveal scene, in the BBC version the cast credits appear, followed by the mid-credits scene and then the rest of the end credits roll. In the Disney+ version a short teaser is shown after the TARDIS reveal scene which is then followed by the mid-credits scene and then the full end credits roll.


  • This story received overnight ratings of 4.73 million viewers, the third highest for Christmas Day 2023, behind King Charles III's annual Christmas speech and Strictly Come Dancing - so making it the most watched drama programme of the day. The consolidated ratings figures for this story was 7.5 million viewers.



    First and Last

    The Firsts:

     Ncuti Gatwa’s first full story as the Fifteenth Doctor.

     Millie Gibson's first appearance as companion Ruby Sunday.


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    The Plot

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    Ruby Sunday
    Ruby Sunday

    On a snowy Christmas Eve, a baby girl is left outside the entrance of a church. Leaving as quickly as she arrived, the mother departs - nobody seeing who she was. The only person witnessing this event was The Doctor.

    Twenty years later, and seeming unrelated, a young woman called Ruby Sunday, who lives with her foster mother, Carla, and foster grandmother, Cherry, is an orphan and has been trying to find her birth parents. On the 1st of December 2023 Ruby is being interviewed by Davina McCall for a television programme that traces its participants’ lineage. It is revealed that Ruby was abandoned at a church on Ruby Road, hence her name. But this interview is ended early when, as Davina explains to Ruby about the realistic chance of identifying her birth parents, a chain of falling lights nearly crash into Ruby.

    But this is not the end of the seemingly unrelated mishaps that plague Ruby as three weeks later, when Ruby is playing a small gig with her band, a small electrical fault interrupts their performance as The Doctor watches on from the outskirts of the pub. The next day she encounters him dancing at a nightclub, before turning around and seeing him catch a glass of water that she knocks over. The Doctor asks Ruby if she normally has bad luck, which she confesses that it has been happening for a while now. Ruby then departs the nightclub unaware that The Doctor has followed her outside as he watches her get into a taxi with some friends. But a bit further down the street the taxi is stopped by some red traffic lights. Its occupants are unaware that above them a large Christmas Snowman decoration, hanging from a nearby building, is poised to fall on the taxi. Using his sonic-screwdriver The Doctor changes the traffic lights to green so allowing the taxi to drive on, just as the snowman decoration falls onto The Doctor.

    The Doctor by the Church
    The Doctor by the Church

    The next day, Christmas Eve, Ruby returns to her home, a flat in Minto Road, to find that her foster mother, Carla Sunday, is fostering another newborn baby, called Lulubelle, over the Christmas holiday. Carla leaves Lulubelle in Ruby's care as she pops out to go to the shops to get some essentials for the baby. However, just after Carla leaves Davina rings Ruby to inform her that they have been unable to find any trace of anyone related to her. Ruby is saddened by this news, but accepts it. Davina then changes the subject and asks Ruby if odd things have been happening to her as it seems that bad things have been happening to Davina since she interviewed Ruby. As Davina, who is now stuck in a wheelchair due to her numerous injuries, mentions how terrified she is a nearby Christmas tree topples over towards Davina, with the star heading directly for her head - seemingly killing her.

    With her phone call with Davina abruptly terminated Ruby, not realising what has just occurred, hears strange noises over the baby monitor and heads into the room, where Lulubelle had been left, only to discover the crib empty. Hearing a noise above her Ruby realises that Lulubelle has been kidnapped via the skylight and so gives chase on to the roof. There she finds goblins nestling Lulubelle in a basket and a long ladder reaching up into the clouds above. The goblins scamper up as the basket is pulled up and the ladder begins to retract, prompting Ruby to jump to it as it drifts away from the roof tops. Ruby is then surprised when she is joined by The Doctor who has bounded along the rooftop and has jumped onto the ladder as well. As the ladder retracts further the pair start to have difficulty holding on, so The Doctor pulls out a set of intelligent gloves - that can bear a much greater weight than the user - so allowing them to hang onto the ladder which effortlessly pulls them both up into a flying wooden ship. There they encounter a horde of goblins who capture and tie them up.

    Carla Sunday
    Carla Sunday

    The Doctor begins to decipher the goings on revealing to Ruby that the goblins are otherworldly beings who feed on coincidence and accidents, travelling through time to find babies to eat. Thanks to spending time with Harry Houdini, The Doctor manages to untie them both, but is unable at first to escape the room that they are locked in. With everything built with wood and rope his sonic screwdriver is not effective on these materials. But after spending a small amount of time with the rigging, which he likens to wires and circuitry, untying knots as one would flip switches, triggering the right one allowing them to escape from the room they are in and into a crawlspace.

    Attracted by the sounds of the goblins singing they witness Lulubelle moving along a conveyer-belt as the goblins sing about how their king is going to devour her. In the crawlspace above Ruby watches horrified as The Doctor frantically tries to untie the right ropes. The Doctor makes a mistake, however, and causes them both to fall onto the conveyer-belt. Surprised by the sudden appearance of The Doctor and Ruby the goblins are unable to prevent The Doctor from grabbing the baby before he and Ruby make their escape by using a part of the ship’s rigging to descend back to the ground.

    The Doctor and Ruby return to her home with the safely recovered baby just as Carla returns from the shops. The Doctor introduces himself which results in a concerned Carla not sure why they need a doctor. Frustrated, and trying to change the subject, Ruby tells Carla about the phone call she received from Davina and how they were unable to locate any of her family. As they talk things over a freak storm causes the house start to shake and a giant crack appears in the ceiling.

    A Goblin
    A Goblin

    The Doctor then realises that Ruby has vanished. He dashes around the flat and outside searching for her - but no one The Doctor questions has heard of her. On returning to Ruby’s home The Doctor realises that the flat is a far drearier place with no Christmas decorations, no pictures of Ruby or any of the other foster children. Carla is also a different person having changed into a cold and uncaring woman who has only fostered a few children, who resents Cherry, and is only concerned with money. Realising that the timeline has changed and deducing that the goblins must have gone back in time to take Ruby when she was a baby, The Doctor uses the TARDIS to travel back to the night to prevent them taking her when she was abandoned at the church.

    There, The Doctor watches Ruby’s mother leave her by the door of the church and walk off into the night. As soon as she is out of sight The Doctor rushes towards the church just as a goblin snatches the baby. He chases after the goblin scaling the church with little Ruby, grabbing onto the ladder at the last second. He then uses his intelligent gloves in reverse mode to pull the ship downwards bit by bit, but finds it too slow to make a difference. In a last-ditch effort, he jumps off the roof, pulling the goblin’s ship down with him, piercing the Goblin King on the church steeple. With the Goblin King dead, the ship and all the goblins in it vanish. Catching the baby girl that falls from the sky, The Doctor places little Ruby once again on the church doorstep for the vicar to find her and so hopefully return the timeline back to as it should be.

    The Doctor returns to 2023 and is relieved to find everything has returned to normal and that Ruby is back. After explaining to Ruby what has transpired, he dashes off to travel back in time to save Davina from the falling Christmas tree. However, as he enters the TARDIS, he is unaware that Ruby’s neighbour, Mrs Flood, is watching him from her front yard. The Doctor returns once more to the present day but then thinks better of it and decides to leave Ruby behind, concluding that he is a bearer of bad luck and that she would be better without him. However, in Carla’s flat Ruby works out that The Doctor must be a time traveller and dashes out the door. Looking around on the street, she asks Mrs Flood if she has seen him, and Mrs Flood points to the parked TARDIS on the road. Ruby enters it, after a wish of luck from Mrs Flood, to join The Doctor in his adventures.

    As the TARDIS dematerialises Mrs Flood breaks the fourth wall and reveals that she has prior knowledge of The Doctor’s time machine when she asks the audience ‘Never seen a TARDIS before?’.

     
    Trying to Save the Baby
    Trying to Save the Baby
    The Goblin's Ship
    The Goblin's Ship
    Inside the Goblin Ship
    Inside the Goblin Ship
    The King Goblin
    The King Goblin
     
    The King Goblin is Killed
    The King Goblin is Killed
    Mrs Flood
    Mrs Flood
    Ruby Sunday
    Ruby Sunday
    The Doctor
    The Doctor




    Quote of the Story


     'There's never any such thing as monsters, they're just... Just creatures you haven't met yet.'

    The Doctor



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    Release Information

    FormatTitleRelease Date (UK)Code NumberCover ArtRemarks
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    DVD
    The Church on Ruby RoadFebruary 2024BBCDVD 4574Photo-montage
    Video
    Blu-Ray
    The Church on Ruby RoadFebruary 2024BBCBD 0587Photo-montage
    Video
    DVD
    The Complete Fourteenth Series Box SetDue: August 2024Photo-montageDVD boxed set containing 7 stories from New Series 14 along with the 2023 Christmas Special "The Church on Ruby Road"
    Video
    Blu-Ray
    The Complete Fourteenth Series Box SetDue: August 2024Photo-montageBlu-Ray boxed set containing 7 stories from New Series 14 along with the 2023 Christmas Special "The Church on Ruby Road"
    Video
    Blu-Ray
    The Complete Fourteenth Series Box Set (Limited Edition Steelbook)Due: August 2024Photo-montageLimited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbook boxed set containing 7 stories from New Series 14 along with the 2023 Christmas Special "The Church on Ruby Road"


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    Novel
    Novel
    The Church on Ruby RoadJanuary 2024BBC BooksEsmie Jikiemi-PearsonTarget Collection. ISBN: 978-1-78594-869-5 (Hardback)
    CD
    CD
    The Church on Ruby RoadFebruary 2024BBC AudioEsmie Jikiemi-PearsonAudio version of the BBC Books Novel read by Angela Wynter.
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    Novel
    The Church on Ruby RoadDue: August 2024BBC BooksEsmie Jikiemi-PearsonDan LilesTarget Collection. ISBN: 978-1-78594-870-1 (Paperback)
    Doctor Who Magazine - PreviewIssue 598 (Released: January 2024)

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