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Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history.

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Mark Tonderai
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Episode complete credited cast:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Vinette Robinson ... Rosa Parks
Josh Bowman ... Krasko
Trevor White ... James Blake
Richard Lothian ... Mr. Steele
Jessica Preddy ... Waitress (as Jessica Claire Preddy)
Gareth Marks Gareth Marks ... Police Officer Mason
David Rubin ... Raymond Parks
Ray Sesay Ray Sesay ... Martin Luther King
Aki Omoshaybi ... Fred Gray
David Dukas ... Elias Griffin Jr
Morgan Deare Morgan Deare ... Arthur
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Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history.

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Trivia

Rosa Parks wasn't the first woman arrested for refusing to give up her seat. Nine months prior to the events of this episode, a black teenager named Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white passenger. Because she was underage and believed to be pregnant by a much older married man (this was later found to be false), it was decided that she was not suitable to be the face of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Since Rosa Parks' case could take considerable time to make its way through lower-level courts, Colvin's case (along with other plaintiffs) was used as the basis for challenging the constitutional legitimacy of the segregated bus laws. The case (Browder v. Gayle) eventually made it to the U.S. Supreme Court where they affirmed that bus segregation is unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment. See more »

Goofs

The silver metal trash dumpsters, seen when the TARDIS lands at the beginning and when Ryan and Yaz hide from the officer, are European and not available in 1955 Montgomery, Alabama. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: Oi, Brando! Looking for us?
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Connections

References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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Rise Up
(uncredited)
Written by Andra Day and Jennifer Decilveo
Performed by Andra Day
[closing theme].
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As far as you can go for a political episode that is also aimed for young people.
21 October 2018 | by wells-kyleSee all my reviews

Politically driven to the limits, thought provoking and powerful. The most ambitious episode yet, especially for a family drama.


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Release Date:

21 October 2018 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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