The Time of Angels

Doctor Who | Season 5 | The Time of the Angels

The Doctor, River Song and Amy hunt the last of the Weeping Angels through the terrifying Maze of the Dead.


The Doctor and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) are summoned by River Song, a mysterious woman from the Doctor’s future. She takes them to the planet Alfava Metraxis, where the spaceship Byzantium has crashed. Hidden inside is a Weeping Angel, a creature that can only move when unobserved by others. With the help of Father Octavian (Iain Glen) and his militarised clerics, the Doctor, Amy and River Song travel through a stone labyrinth to reach the ship. On the way, they discover that all the statues in the maze are Angels, which are slowly restoring and planning to trap them in the labyrinth.

Inspired by the relationship between the film Alien and its sequel, Aliens, Moffat wrote the episode as a more action-oriented sequel to “Blink”. Most of the Weeping Angels in the episode were portrayed by painted young women dressed in costumes, which director Adam Smith found difficult to work with as they had to remain still for long periods of time.

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Originally Aired: 04-24-2010
Director: Adam Smith
Writers: Steven Moffat
Starring: Matt Smith
Karen Gillan
Alex Kingston
Simon Dutton
Mike Skinner
Iain Glen
Mark Springer
Troy Glasgow
David Atkins
Darren Morfitt