It's April 22, 2011 the day the Doctor is supposed to die but time seems to be stuck at 5:02 p.m. London streets are clogged not only with automobiles but also Roman chariots; pterodactyls fly in the sky. The Holy Roman Emperor, Winston Churchill, calls on a prisoner to explain what is happening. In fact, all time seems to be occurring all at once. The Doctor determines that a fixed point in time has been altered or prevented from occurring. That fixed point is his own death at Lake Silencio where history records that River Song killed him. Of course not all is as it seems, particularly as it relates to the Doctor himself. Written by
Did You Know?
The brief appearance of Simon Callow
as Charles Dickens marks the first time that any character (other than the Doctor or River Song) from series 1-4 has appeared on-screen in an eleventh Doctor story. Callow previously played Dickens in the first season story "Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead
(2005)". See more
Where the Doctor has Dorium's head in the box, and it's upside down in the Tardis, you can see a small patch of non-blue flesh if you look towards the top of the box/his neck. See more
I can't let you die...
But I have to die.
Shut up! I can't let you die, without knowing you are loved. By so many, and so much. And by no one more than me.
Written by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more