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Blink 

Sally Sparrow receives a cryptic message from the Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that is after the TARDIS.

Director:

Hettie Macdonald

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
Carey Mulligan ... Sally Sparrow
Lucy Gaskell ... Kathy Nightingale
Finlay Robertson ... Larry Nightingale
Richard Cant ... Malcolm Wainwright
Michael Obiora ... Billy Shipton
Louis Mahoney ... Old Billy
Thomas Nelstrop ... Ben Wainwright
Ian Boldsworth Ian Boldsworth ... Banto
Raymond Sawyer Raymond Sawyer ... Desk Sergeant (as Ray Sawyer)
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Storyline

"Don't Blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't Blink. Good Luck." These cryptic messages left on 17 DVD's leave Sally Sparrow on a journey to assist the Doctor and Martha Jones, who are trapped in 1969. But Sally is in 2007, and they won't meet until 2008. Strange? Unusual? Not if you are the Doctor. Written by docfester

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2007 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Billy can be seen in the police station with a patch on his jacket depicting a sparrow, a possible joke on Sally's last name. See more »

Goofs

When Billy Shipton is sent back to 1969 he is suffering from the effects of time travel without a capsule. However, when Kathy Nightingale wast sent back in time, earlier in the episode, she seemed to have no ill effects at all. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Doctor: Don't blink.
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Connections

References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Superb!
12 June 2007 | by miksmit88See all my reviews

So in Series 2 they tried a "non doctor centric" episode. While this idea was intriguing and gave a different dynamic to the series, the writing, in particular the disappointing "absorbaloff", wasn't quite up to scratch (don't get me wrong it was still a great episode!). However, this time round, they appear to have honed their skills and come up with one of the best episodes yet, certainly one of the highlights of this series.

The format of this episode gave us a break from prosthetics, animal heads and spaceships and produced a extremely clever and frightening episode. It was superbly acted by Carey Mulligan (Sparrow) and if she were to return in future it would be great, she fit into the Doctors universe with perfect ease. I look forward to other "non doctor centric" episodes in the future. I also look forward to more episodes written by Steven Moffat, easily one of the best writers the show has.


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