Only the Doctor can stop the Weeping Angels, but he’s lost in time. So Sally Sparrow must fly into action…
“Blink” is the tenth episode of the third series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was first broadcast on 9 June 2007 on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The episode was directed by Hettie MacDonald and is the only episode in the 2007 series written by Steven Moffat. The episode is based on a previous short story written by Moffat for the 2006 Doctor Who Annual, entitled “‘What I Did on My Christmas Holidays’ By Sally Sparrow”.
In the episode, the Doctor and his companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) are trapped in the past and try to warn a young woman, Sally Sparrow (Carey Mulligan), how to prevent the Weeping Angels from taking control of the TARDIS. In order to solve the case, Sparrow, along with her best friend’s brother Larry Nightingale (Finlay Robertson), must make the connection between seventeen separate DVD titles, each containing the same cryptic Easter egg.
The Doctor and his companion have very little screen time, which allowed for another episode to be filmed simultaneously, “Blink” is consequently referred to as a “Doctor-lite” episode. The scenes at Wester Drumlins were actually shot in a derelict house in Newport. To create the angels, two actresses wore makeup and prosthetics. The episode was seen by 6.62 million viewers in the United Kingdom.