Time of Angels Hints

We’ve had the chance to cast our eyes over a preview disc for the next episode of Doctor Who – The Time of Angels is certainly something to look forward to!

Doctor Who - The Time of Angels with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, Iain GlenObviously we’re not going to give anything away – but here are 5 Kasterborous (slightly cryptic) “teasers” to an episode that should dispel all doubts following muted reaction to Victory of the Daleks

High Gallifreyan

Video nasties

Wear goggles!


Don’t lose count

Certainly, The Time of Angels looks set to be the first half of a genuine, bona fide modern classic, and we reckon you’ll love it.

Of course, you don’t have to believe us. A full spoiler-free review of The Time of Angels can be found at Outpost Skaro.

Elsewhere, SFX have previewed the episode positively, noting:

If Matt Smith and Karen Gillan haven’t won you over already, they should have by the end of this episode, and there’s only one brief moment when Matt seems to be channeling Tennant. The rest of the time, he’s turned all the way up to Eleven.

Meanwhile Steven Moffat writes on the BBC blog how he decided to enhance the Weeping Angels for their return…

The best way to explain the difference between Blink and these two episodes would be to say that I think the best conceived movie sequel ever was Aliens following Alien. It took the same monster into an entirely different type of film.

That is very roughly the model for this. Blink was a small, low-key one and this is the highly coloured, loud, action-movie one.

Finally – and in an interesting counterpoint – the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site features a clip of The Space Museum. The 1965 adventure starring William Hartnell as the Doctor shares some similarities with The Time of Angels, where the shared broadcast date is just the beginning…

The Time of Angels is scheduled for broadcast on Saturday, 24th April at 6.20-7.05pm on BBC One, and is also set to air on the BBC HD channel (available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media)

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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