Series 5 (2010)

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501. THE ELEVENTH HOUR
Broadcast: 3 April 2010
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Adam Smith
Viewers: 10.08m

The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover.


502. THE BEAST BELOW
Broadcast: 10 April 2010
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Andrew Gunn
Viewers: 8.4m

The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds Britain in space and encounters terrifying Smilers.


503. VICTORY OF THE DALEKS
Broadcast: 17 April 2010
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Director: Andrew Gunn
Viewers: 7.82m

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.


504. THE TIME OF ANGELS (1)
Broadcast: 24 April 2010
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Adam Smith
Viewers: 8.59m

The Doctor is recruited to track the last of the Weeping Angels through the terrifying Maze Of The Dead. Meanwhile, the mysterious River Song re-enters the Doctor’s life.


505. FLESH AND STONE (2)
Broadcast: 1 May 2010
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Adam Smith
Viewers: 8.50m

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.


506. THE VAMPIRES OF VENICE
Broadcast: 8 May 2010
Writer: Toby Whithouse
Director: Jonny Campbell
Viewers: 7.68m

In Venice, even danger is beautiful. The House of Calvierri has the whole city under its protection, but something is very wrong. There are blood-drained corpses in the street, something lurks in the canal, and the Calvierri girls are the loveliest in town, except when you glance in the mirror…


507. AMY’S CHOICE
Broadcast: 15 May 2010
Writer: Simon Nye
Director: Catherine Morshead
Viewers: 7.55m

It’s been five long years since Amy travelled in the Tardis with her mysterious Doctor – and when he shows up again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, danger is not far behind him. Amy is faced with a heartbreaking choice that will change her life forever.


508. THE HUNGRY EARTH (1)
Broadcast: 22 May 2010
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Director: Ashley Way
Viewers: 6.49m

In 2015, the most ambitious drilling project in history is under way. Dr Nasreen Chaudhry and her team have reached 21 kilometres into the Earth’s crust – but something is stirring far below. Amy Pond discovers there’s nowhere to run when you can’t even trust the ground at your feet.


509. COLD BLOOD (2)
Broadcast: 29 May 2010
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Director: Ashley Way
Viewers: 7.49m

The Doctor must face his most difficult challenge yet. A battle in which he cannot take sides and a day when nobody must die…


510. VINCENT AND THE DOCTOR
Broadcast: 5 June 2010
Writer: Richard Curtis
Director: Jonny Campbell
Viewers: 6.76m

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 – saving the world has never been so ginger! But can even the Doctor save Vincent?


511. THE LODGER
Broadcast: 12 June 2010
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Director: Catherine Morshead
Viewers: 6.44m

The Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet – a flat share! People are disappearing on Aickman Road, and the Doctor must solve the mystery of a staircase that people walk up – but never down.


512. THE PANDORICA OPENS (1)
Broadcast: 19 June 2010
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Viewers: 7.58m

A message on the oldest cliff-face in the universe, a puzzle box opening from the inside and a love that lasts thousands of years… The fates are drawing close around the Tardis – is this the day the Doctor falls?


513.THE BIG BANG (2)
Broadcast: 26 June 2010
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Viewers: 6.7m

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.


5X. A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Broadcast: 25 December 2010
Writer: Steven Moffat
Director: Toby Haynes
Viewers: 12.11m

Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser.