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A Good Man Goes to War 

A member of The Doctor's team has been abducted and he will call in every favor and maybe even go to war to get them back.


Peter Hoar


Steven Moffat, Kit Pedler (characters: "Cybermen") | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill ... Rory Williams
Alex Kingston ... River Song
Frances Barber ... Madame Kovarian
Charlie Baker Charlie Baker ... Fat One
Dan Johnston Dan Johnston ... Thin One
Christina Chong ... Lorna Bucket
Joshua Hayes Joshua Hayes ... Lucas
Damian Kell Damian Kell ... Dominicus
Neve McIntosh ... Madame Vastra
Catrin Stewart ... Jenny
Richard Trinder ... Captain Harcourt
Annabel Cleare Annabel Cleare ... Eleanor
Henry Wood Henry Wood ... Arthur


The Doctor and Rory begin their quest to find Amy who has been kidnapped. She's also given birth and they have her baby girl, Melodie, as well. They begin by scouring the universe where the Doctor calls in debts and head for Demon's Run where Amy is being held. The only one who refuses to join him is River Song. The battle is short-lived and both Amy and Melodie are saved. Perhaps the battle to save them was too easy. It's clearly Melodie the kidnappers were interested in and her DNA reveals she's something more than just human. They've also been fooled however and the baby has been taken. When River Song appears, she reveals who she truly is. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

4 June 2011 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


When Dominicus and Lucas are talking about Demon's Run being on Yellow Alert, Lucas states that they have been on Yellow Alert for 3 weeks. Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War (2011) was broadcast 3 weeks after Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife (2011). See more »


Neve McIntosh intermittently reverts back to her natural Scottish accent throughout the episode. See more »


[first lines]
["Demon's Run"]
Amy Pond: [to her baby] I wish I could tell you that you'll be loved, that you'll be safe, and cared for, and protected, but this isn't the time for lies. What you are going to be, Melody, is very, very brave.
Madame Kovarian: Two minutes.
Amy Pond: But not as brave as they all have to be, because there's somebody coming. I don't know where he is, or what he's doing, but trust me: he's on his way.
["Twenty Thousand Light Years Away"]
Amy Pond: [continuing, V.O] There's a man who's never going to let us down, and not...
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References Thunderbirds (1965) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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A very well done episode with some small glitches
12 June 2011 | by pnk-6See all my reviews

The idea that an extraordinary conditions could trigger extraordinary behavior in one good man is very good. It is almost a new idea for the serial. The conceptual season interconnection is also very good idea.

But the increasingly frequent occurring ideas like the ones below deteriorate the qualities of the movie: 1.The doctor does not know what to do and feels helpless and passive 2.Gay relations are perfectly normal 3.Characters keep finding more and more child-parent relations among them 4.Bad characters are extremely stupid 5.Some characters claim had met the doctor, but were never seen before

Good luck with the remaining series

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