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The Time of the Doctor 

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The Doctor's worst enemies, The Daleks, The Cybermen, The Angels and The Silence, return, as the doctor's eleventh life comes to a close, and his twelfth life begins.


Jamie Payne


Steven Moffat, Terry Nation (characters: "Daleks") | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Jenna Coleman ... Clara
Orla Brady ... Tasha Lem
James Buller James Buller ... Dad
Elizabeth Rider ... Linda
Sheila Reid ... Gran
Mark Anthony Brighton ... Colonel Albero
Rob Jarvis ... Abramal
Tessa Peake-Jones ... Marta
Jack Hollington Jack Hollington ... Barnable
Sonita Henry ... Colonel Meme
Kayvan Novak ... Handles (voice)
Tom Gibbons Tom Gibbons ... Young Man
Ken Bones ... Voice (voice)
Aidan Cook ... Cyberman


Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars - and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe. Written by Anonymous

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Tasha Lem is similar to Orla Brady's character Taryn in the BBC's Sinbad (2011). See more »


Just as Matt Smith's Doctor regenerates, he throws his arms up as he hurls backwards. The very next scene with Peter Capaldi, his arms are already at his side with no indication he lowered them. See more »


The Doctor: [old and walking on a cane, climbs to the top of the clock tower] Sorry I'm a bit slow, may not be at my best right now...
Daleks: You are dying, Doctor!
The Doctor: Yes, I'm dying. You've been trying to kill me for centuries, and here I am - dying of old age. If you want something done, do it yourself...
Daleks: You will die, and the Time Lords will never return!
The Doctor: You still can't work up the courage to shoot me, can you?
[jabs his cane in the air]
The Doctor: You're still worried I've got something up my sleeve!
[lowers his cane, sighs]
The Doctor: Well,...
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Referenced in Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song (2015) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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no spoilers just what i thought
25 December 2013 | by jongowers-jgSee all my reviews

The time of the doctor. A well written and acted episode one of Matt Smith's best. He really got into the role and was the doctor down right down to very end. All those emotions put into it beautifully done. Just one thing I was disappointed over was the actual regeneration it wasn't showy enough not like tennants was into smith where you saw his face change and he came out of the regeneration screaming. It just a little flash and boom capaldi. But apart from that I was happy with the whole episode how it wrapped every thing up and how the storyline of silence will fall all the way through Matt smiths reign as the doctor. Matt smith will be missed as I thought he was the best. Hopefully peter capaldi can do the doctor justice..... We will see

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