Series 5

2010 sees Doctor Who come back in a whole new light. new companion, new TARDIS, new sonic, new writer and New Doctor. Matt Smith started after David Tennant left and was joined by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvil. Seris 5 also brought back the Sulirians from the 3rd Doctors time as well as a new sinister crack. The new series also saw the return of Alex Kingston as River Song. Here are all the episodes:

The Eleventh Hour:

About

Broadcast: 3 April 2010

Viewers: 10.08m

Synopsis

The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. With the TARDIS wrecked, and the sonic screwdriver destroyed, the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world — and only Amy Pond to help him

Credits

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Adam Smith

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Rory Williams — Arthur Darvill
Amelia — Caitlin Blackwood
Dr Ramsden — Nina Wadia
Barney Collins — Marcello Magni
Ice Cream Man — Perry Benson
Mrs Angelo — Annette Crosbie
Jeff — Tom Hopper
Mr Henderson — Arthur Cos
Mother — Olivia Coleman
Child 1 — Eden Monteath
Child 2 — Merin Monteath
Atraxi Voice — David De Keyser
Prisoner Zero Voice — William Wilde
As Himelf — Patrick Moore

The Beast Below:

About

Broadcast: 10 April 2010

Viewers:8.4m

Synopsis

The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds Britain in space. Starship UK houses the future of the British people, as they search the stars for a new home. But as Amy explores, she encounters the terrifying Smilers and learns a deadly truth inside the Voting Booth.

Credits

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Andrew Gunn

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Liz 10 — Sophie Okonedo
Hawthorne — Terrence Hardiman
Mandy — Hannah Sharp
Timmy — Alfie Field
Morgan — Christopher Good
Peter — David Ajala
Poem Girl — Catrin Richards
Winder — Jonathan Battersby
Voice of Smilers / Winder — Chris Porter
Churchill — Ian McNiece

Victory of the Daleks:

About

Broadcast: 17 April 2010

Viewers: 7.82m

Synopsis

The Doctor has been summoned by an old friend, but in the Cabinet War Rooms far below the streets of blitz-torn London, it’s his oldest enemy he finds waiting for him. The Daleks are back – but can Winston Churchill be in league with them?

Credits

Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Andrew Gunn

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Winston Churchill — Ian McNeice
Dr Bracewell — Bill Paterson
Blanche — Nina De Cosimo
Lillian — Susannah Fielding
Group Captain Todd — James Albrecht
Captain Childers — Tim Wallers
ARP Warden — Colin Prockter
Civil Servant — Jamal Nasir
Dalek (Operator) — Barnaby Edwards
Dalek (Operator) — Nicholas Pegg
Dalek (Voice) — Nicholas Briggs

The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone:

About

Broadcast: 24 April/1 May 2010

Viewers: 8.50m/8.59m

Synopsis

PART ONE
Don’t blink – the Weeping Angels return. The Doctor is recruited by Father Octavian to track the last of the Angels through the terrifying Maze Of The Dead. Meanwhile, the mysterious River Song re-enters the Doctor’s life – but can he trust her?

PART TWO
There’s no way back, no way up and no way out. Trapped among an army of Weeping Angels, the Doctor and his friends must try to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner. Meanwhile, in the forest vault, the Doctor’s companion, Amy Pond, finds herself facing an even more deadly attack.

Credits

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Adam Smith

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
River Song — Alex Kingston
Alistair — Simon Dutton
Father Octavian — Iain Glen
Cleric Christian — Mark Springer
Cleric Angelo — Troy Glasgow
Cleric Bob — David Atkins
Cleric Pedro — Mark Monero
Cleric Marco — Darren Morfitt
Cleric Phillip — George Russo
Weeping Angel — Marie McGonigle
Weeping Angel — Caroline Royce
Security Guard — Mike Skinner

The Vampires of Venice:

About

Broadcast: 8 May 2010

Viewers: 7.68m

Synopsis

Dessicated corpses, terror in the canal and a visit to the sinister House of Calvierri – the Doctor takes Amy and Rory for a romantic mini-break. But 17th-century Venice is not as it should be. The city has been sealed to protect it from the Plague, although Rosanna Calvierri may have other plans…

Credits

Written by Toby Whithouse
Directed by Jonny Campbell

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Rory — Arthur Darvill
Rosanna — Helen McCrory
Guido — Lucian Msamati
Isabella — Alisha Bailey
Francesco — Alex Price
Inspector — Michael Percival
Steward — Simon Gregor
Vampire girls — Gabriella Wilde, Hannah Steele, Elizabeth Croft, Sonila Vieshta, Gabriela Montaraz

Amy’s Choice:

About

Broadcast: 15 May 2010

Viewers: 7.55m

Synopsis

It’s been five years since Amy Pond last traveled with the Doctor, and when he lands in her garden again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, she finds herself facing a heartbreaking choice – one that will change her life for ever.

Credits

Written by Simon Nye
Directed by Catherine Morshead

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Rory Williams — Arthur Darvill
Dream Lord — Toby Jones
Mr Nainby — Nick Hobb
Mrs Hamill — Joan Linde
Mrs Poggit — Audrey Ardington

The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood:

About

Broadcast: 22/29 May 2010

Viewers: 6.49m/7.49m

Synopsis

PART ONE
It’s 2020 and the most ambitious drilling project in history has reached deeper beneath the Earth’s crust than man has ever gone before – but now the ground itself is fighting back. The Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in a tiny mining village and find themselves plunged into a battle against a deadly danger from a bygone age.

PART TWO
It is the most important day in the history of Earth: the dawn of a new age of harmony or the start of its final war. The Doctor must face his most difficult challenge yet. It is a battle in which he cannot take sides and a day when nobody must die…

Credits

Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by Ashley Way

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Rory — Arthur Darvill
Dr. Nasreen Chaudhry — Meera Syal
Alaya/Restac — Neve McIntosh
Tony Mack — Robert Pugh
Elliot — Samuel
Mo — Alun Raglan
Ambrose — Nia Roberts
Eldane — Stephen Moore

Vincent and the Doctor:

About

Broadcast: 5 June 2010

Viewers: 6.76m

Synopsis

Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it. Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent Van Gogh, in a battle with a deadly alien.

Credits

Written by Richard Curtis
Directed by Jonny Campbell

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Vincent van Gogh — Tony Curran
Dr Black — Bill Nighy
Mother — Chrissie Cotterill
Student 1 — Morgan Overton
Student 2 — Andrew Byrne
Maurice — Nik Howden
Waitress — Sarah Counsell

The Lodger:

About

Broadcast: 12 June 2010

Viewers: 6.44m

Synopsis

There’s a house on Aickman road, and a staircase that people go up, but never down. To solve the mystery of the man upstairs, the Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet – he must pass himself off as a perfectly normal human being, and share a flat with Craig Owens.

Credits

Written by Gareth Roberts
Directed by Catherine Morshead

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
Craig Owens — James Corden
Sophie — Daisy Haggard
Avatar Man — Darrell Heath
Steven — Owen Donovan
Sean — Babatunde Aleshe
Michael — Jem Wall
Sandra — Karen Seacombe
Clubber — Kamara Bacchus

The Pandorica Opens / Big Bang:

About

Broadcast: 19/26 June 2010

Viewers: 7.58m/6.7m

Synopsis

PART ONE
The Doctor’s friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica – which is said to contain the most feared being in all the cosmos – is opening. But what’s inside, and can the Doctor stop it?

PART TWO
The Doctor is gone, the Tardis has been destroyed, and the universe is collapsing. The only hope for all reality is a little girl who still believes in stars.

Credits

Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Toby Haynes

The Doctor — Matt Smith
Amy Pond — Karen Gillan
River Song — Alex Kingston
Rory Williams — Arthur Darvill
Bracewell — Bill Paterson
Winston Churchill — Ian McNeice
Liz 10 — Sophie Okonedo
Vincent van Gogh — Tony Curran
Dr. Gachet — Howard Lee
Madame Vernet — Chrissie Cotterill
Guard — Joe Jacobs
Dorium — Simon Fisher Becker
Claudio — Marcus O’Donovan
Commander — Clive Wood
Marcellus — David Fynn
Dalek Operator — Barnaby Edwards
Cyber-Leader — Ruari Mears
Commander Stark — Christopher Ryan
Judoon — Paul Kasey
Daleks/Cybermen/Judoon (voice) — Nicholas Briggs
Amelia — Caitlin Blackwood
Aunt Sharon — Susan Vidler
Christine — Frances Ashman
Stone Dalek — Barnaby Edwards
Dave — William Pretsell
Augustus Pond — Halco Johnston
Tabetha Pond — Karen Westwood

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