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Series Four [Season 30] (2008)

Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead

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Doctor Who: Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead

Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead

Story Number: 195 (4.9/4.10)

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Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Euros Lyn
Executive Producer: Russell T Davies

Starring: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston, Colin Salmon

No of Episodes: 2
First Broadcast: Sat 31 May 2008 - Sat 07 Jun 2008
Running Time: 88 minutes 20 seconds

Average Audience: 7.05 Million       Average AI: 89

The Doctor and Donna enter a world of terror inside an abandoned library. They're given only one warning: 'Count the shadows'.


British actors Alex Kingston and Colin Salmon have joined the stellar line-up of guest stars for the fourth series of BBC One's BAFTA award-winning drama Doctor Who.

Alex Kingston, best known for roles in ER and Moll Flanders, will appear in a Steven Moffat penned two-parter as River Song – a mysterious character who meets The Doctor on an expedition to uncover the secrets of an abandoned library.

She is joined by James Bond regular, Colin Salmon who also stars in the two episodes.

Alex Kingston comments: "I used to watch Doctor Who through the crack in the door. I was so terrified but I couldn't tear myself away. I loved it so much and I'm so delighted to be a part of the new series."

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