Published on June 6th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
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Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, The Lodger also stars James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, as if you needed telling), and is the episode from which images of Matt Smith and Corden photographed playing football originate – right on time to coincide with the World Cup!
There’s a house on Aickman road, and a staircase that people go up, but never down, as the time-travelling drama continues.
To solve the mystery of the man upstairs, the Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet â€“ he must pass himself off as a perfectly normal human being, and share a flat with Craig Owens.
The Lodger originated in an edition of Doctor Who Magazine in 2006; in that version, the Tenth Doctor stayed with Mickey for a week while the TARDIS drifted with Rose on board. Both versions are by Gareth Roberts (The Unicorn and the Wasp).