Doctor Who (2005– )
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Sally Sparrow receives a cryptic message from the Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that is after the TARDIS.


Hettie Macdonald


Steven Moffat




Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
Carey Mulligan ... Sally Sparrow
Lucy Gaskell ... Kathy Nightingale
Finlay Robertson ... Larry Nightingale
Richard Cant ... Malcolm Wainwright
Michael Obiora ... Billy Shipton
Louis Mahoney ... Old Billy
Thomas Nelstrop ... Ben Wainwright
Ian Boldsworth Ian Boldsworth ... Banto
Raymond Sawyer Raymond Sawyer ... Desk Sergeant (as Ray Sawyer)


"Don't Blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't Blink. Good Luck." These cryptic messages left on 17 DVD's leave Sally Sparrow on a journey to assist the Doctor and Martha Jones, who are trapped in 1969. But Sally is in 2007, and they won't meet until 2008. Strange? Unusual? Not if you are the Doctor. Written by docfester

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Release Date:

9 June 2007 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


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Did You Know?


The scene wherein the Doctor talks to Sally via a DVD extra was created by writing a conversation, removing Sally's lines, then having David Tennant record his lines. Steven Moffat felt that this one-way filming made the performance more convincing. See more »


(13 minutes in) When Sally enters the DVD store the clerk puts his finger to his lips but in the next shot his hand is away from his mouth. It then cuts back and his finger is on his lips again. See more »


Sally Sparrow: Isn't that against protocol, DI Shipton?
Billy Shipton: Billy. I'm off duty.
Sally Sparrow: Aren't you just.
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Referenced in Screenwipe: Review of the Year 2007 (2007) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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This series continues to amaze and delight!
9 June 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

Wow! After last week's "The Family of Blood", I was expecting a "filler" episode before the series moved into position for the exciting run towards the finale. "Blink" proved to be a superbly imaginative, and downright scary, delight from the always creative Steven Moffat.

An episode which managed to grip the viewer in a steel vice of mystery, intrigue and behind-the-sofa terror, "Blink" avoided the disappointment of "Love & Monsters" while still managing to keep The Doctor and Martha's appearances to the bare minimum.

Carey Mulligan is gorgeously scrumptious as the girl in peril, Sally Sparrow. Mulligan is pure companion material and captivates the viewer with her plight. Lucy Gaskell is also extremely pleasing as Sparrow's friend, Kathy.

Moffat even manages to throw in some fan-pleasing / teasing lines, including one about police box dimensions. Forum dwellers will probably love this magic touch.

Oh, this scores another 10 out of 10. Loved this episode to bits. Thoroughly clever stuff! I'm off to move some statues right now...

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