Series 5

Doctor Who Series 5 Titles

Series 5 started with an hour special which introduced the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) and new companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan). The series will feature the return of the Silurians, the Daleks and the Weeping Angels.

The show had a fresh new look, with a new Tardis, Sonic Screwdriver, Title Sequence and Logo.

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The Eleventh Hour

Written by Steven Moffat

Ratings: BBC One 9.5 million | BBC HD 494 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 3rd April 2010

The Doctor has regenerated into a brand-new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover, as Doctor Who returns for a new series. 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

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The Beast Below

Written by Steven Moffat

Ratings: BBC One 7.9 million | BBC HD 494 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 10th April 2010

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.

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Victory of the Daleks

Written by Mark Gatiss

Ratings: BBC One 7.8 million | BBC HD 381 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 17th April 2010

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, as the time-travelling adventures continue. The Daleks are back – but can Winston Churchill be in league with them?

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The Time Of Angels

Written by Steven Moffat

Ratings: BBC One 8.1 million | BBC HD 461 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 24th April 2010

The Doctor, played by Matt Smith, 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?

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Flesh and Stone

Written by Steven Moffat

Ratings: BBC One 8.02 million | BBC HD 476 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 1st May 2010

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.

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The Vampires Of Venice

Written by Toby Whitehouse

Ratings: BBC One 7.3 million | BBC HD 400 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 8th May 2010

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, as the Tardis touches down once again.

But 16th-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…

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Amy’s choice

Written by Simon Nye

Ratings: BBC One 7.06 million | BBC HD 485 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 15th May 2010

It’s been five years since Amy Pond last travelled 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.

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The Hungry Earth

Written by Chris Chibnall

Ratings: BBC One 6.01 million | BBC HD 480 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 22nd May 2010

It’s 2015 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.

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Cold Blood

Written by Chris Chibnall

Ratings: BBC One 7.04 million | BBC HD 450 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 29th May 2010

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 and he tries desperately to ensure Alaya’s prediction of a massacre does not come true. Meanwhile, what fate will befall the captured Amy and can Tony and his friends be trusted?

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Vincent and The Doctor

Written by Richard Curtis

Ratings: BBC One 6.29 million | BBC HD 470 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 5th June 2010

The Doctor and Amy learn more about the art of terror in this new adventure where they meet Vincent Van Gogh!

The TARDIS travels back in time but terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence and only a sad and lonely painter can see it… The Doctor and Amy join forces with Van Gogh but can the three of them defeat a powerful and deadly alien?

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Don’t Go Up The Stairs / The Lodger

Written by Gareth Roberts

Ratings: BBC One 5.98 million | BBC HD 460 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 12th June 2010

There’s a house on Aickman road, and a staircase that people go up, but never down, as the time-travelling drama continues.

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.

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The Pandorica Opens

Written by Steven Moffat

Ratings: BBC One 6.94 million | BBC HD 640 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 19th June 2010

The Doctor is once again reunited with River Song as the Pandorica opens and silence falls.

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The Big Bang

Written by Steven Moffat

Ratings: BBC One 6.12 million | BBC HD 580 thousand

Originally Broadcast: 26th June 2010

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…

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