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
Well? What happened?
Nothing happened. And then it kept happening. Or, if you prefer, everything happened at once, and it won't ever stop. Time is dying. It's going to be 5:02 in the afternoon for all eternity. A needle stuck on a record.
A record? Good Lord, man, have you never heard of downloads?
Said Winston Churchill.
Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales See more