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The Time of Angels 

The Doctor and Amy emerge from the TARDIS to find the wreck of the Byzantium spaceship. Down below the Weeping Angels are stirring, but the Doctor has someone else to contend with; none other than the mysterious Professor River Song.


Adam Smith


Steven Moffat




Episode complete credited cast:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Alex Kingston ... River Song
Simon Dutton ... Alistair
Mike Skinner ... Security Guard
Iain Glen ... Octavian
Mark Springer ... Christian
Troy Glasgow Troy Glasgow ... Angelo
David Atkins David Atkins ... Bob
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ... Marco


The Doctor once again comes across River Song who is on a mysterious mission to locate the last of the Weeping Angels. The Angels have a unique way of hiding - they appear to be solid and immovable when anyone is looking at them. Only when they are alone are they able to move or attack. Amy finds the relationship between the Doctor and River to be quite interesting, particularly when she learns that at some point in the distant future, they are to be married! The Doctor thinks dealing with the last of the Angels should be a relatively easy task but realizes they are in trouble when they find they are replicating and that there is now an army of them. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

24 April 2010 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


One of the clerics is named "Bob" and this is called a 'sacred name'. This may be a reference to the real life religion Church of the SubGenius. See more »


When the Doctor is with River and Amy, discussing the Weeping Angels' defense mechanism inside the pod with the looping video screen, he holds onto what appears to be a safety harness dangling from the ceiling. This immediately tears off, and he throws it somewhere out of the way. However, Matt Smith initially did this accidentally, but they decided they liked it and even re-filmed it. See more »


[first lines]
Security Guard: [dazed and with a lipstick mark on his face] It's a beautiful day.
Alistair: Hallucinogenic lipstick. She's here.
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Featured in Being a Girl (2013) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Now that's more like it
24 April 2010 | by ariel-wSee all my reviews

Last week I wrote I scything review of the previous two episodes, and I am delighted to say that this one is much better. Firstly, and most importantly, the plot actually makes sense, and despite a few repeated ideas from previous episodes, it is generally quite original too.

Thankfully, unlike the previous two episodes, there is no awful plot to distract you from appreciating the episode. We have a repeat of the quirky, amusing Amy Pond (in contrast to the previous two episodes), who really is a incredible character, and an episode where Matt Smith is really able to show his true colours.

There are some genuine scares rather than the comical attempts at them that we have become used to, and the episode moves at a much better pace thanks to being a two-parter.

I started watching this episode being very pessimistic about how good it would be thanks to the previous two, but I am glad to say that I really enjoyed it. In fact, despite an element of predictability (though only slight), it really was fantastic.

For those of you, like me, who hated the previous few episodes, you will find yourself pleasantly surprised.

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