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, Steven Moffat (showrunner)




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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Due to the show's tight schedule, the episode had only one script meeting. See more »


Throughout the episode the speed of the Weeping Angels varies dramatically. The Doctor describes them as "faster than you could believe" and in one scene they are apparently able to cross from a building on one side of the street to one on the other side in the time it takes a character to blink. In the rest of the episode however they show an inability to cross a small room in a similar time frame. See more »


Sally Sparrow: What am I supposed to do?
The Doctor: The blue box, it's my time machine. There is a world of time energy in there that they could feast on forever, but the damage they would do could switch off the sun. You have got to send it back to me.
Sally Sparrow: How?... *How*?
The Doctor: And that's it, I'm afraid. There's no more from you on the transcript, that's the last I've got. I don't know what stopped you talking but I can guess: they're coming. The angels are coming for you, but listen, your life could depend on this: don't blink. ...
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Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (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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Utterly Brilliant
27 June 2007 | by eoinsmith001See all my reviews

Have you ever sat down to watch TV, and by a completely unexpected twist of fate, stumbled across something so utterly brilliant that it leaves you speechless? Entirely possible... but even less likely when you're watching a program you like, and think you know, and intended to watch just because its on every week. Honestly, I don't watch much TV; I know and like Doctor Who, but this episode just totally ambushed me. It really, really shows how excellent TV can be, and just how rubbish most TV is. I was on the edge of my seat by the end. Its pretty much a completely independent standalone episode, no prior knowledge or interest of Dr Who assumed. Its thrilling, relentless, ingenious, terrifying, and, once more because it deserves it, absolutely ingenious. Solid gold TV brilliance, and all the more amazing that I found it in the stale Saturday night line-up. Seek it out!

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