"Doctor Who" (2005) {Amy's Choice (#5.7)} TV Season

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Overview "Doctor Who" Season 05 Episode 07 (S05E07)



Ratings / Votes
8.0/ 10 (1065 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [gb] - (as BBC Wales)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(UK) - 15 May 2010
(Australia) - 30 May 2010
(Belgium) - 16 March 2011
(Netherlands) - 16 March 2011
(Hungary) - 25 October 2011

Running Time


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Technical Support
CAM:Sony F23
RAT:16:9 HD

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Full Cast

  1. Darvill, Arthur as [Rory] <3>
  2. Hobbs, Nick (I) as [Mr Nainby] <5>
  3. Jones, Toby (I) as [Dream Lord] <4>
  4. Rees, Huw (I) as (uncredited) [Killer OAP]
  5. Smith, Matt (XI) as [The Doctor] <1>
  6. Ardington, Audrey as [Mrs Poggit] <7>
  7. Gillan, Karen as [Amy Pond] <2>
  8. Linder, Joan (II) as [Mrs Hamill] <6>

Full Plot

It is five years after Amy and Rory have married and reside in the quaint, sleepy little village of Leadworth. Amy is now heavily pregnant with their first child and all seems to be going well for the couple. But the peace is soon shattered as grinding sounds of the TARDIS signal the return of the Doctor who has decided to pay them a visit. But as is always the case, trouble soon follows when the Time Lord makes an appearance. The trio collapse and awaken to find themselves once more within the confines of the TARDIS with the lights out and the system disabled and they are drifting perilously close to a "cold" star. The plot thickens when a mysterious, mischievous stranger who appoints him self the moniker of the Dream Lord makes his presence known. Have the trio awoken in reality or have they slipped in to a dream like state in Leadworth? Only the Dream Lord knows the truth and he's not giving very little away as that would be all too easy. Robert McElwaine The Doctor, Amy and Rory seem to be experience two alternate realities. In one, they are aboard the Tardis and all seems normal, except they are dreaming of an alternate life where, five years into the future, Amy and Rory are happily married and she is very pregnant expecting their first child. In that second reality, they dream of the first aboard of the Tardis. The soon meet the Dream Master who tells them that only one is real and if they die in that one, it's the end. garykmcd Plot not found

Total Business

CP: ©BBC 2010

Movie Certificate

16 (Germany)

Music Composers

  1. Gold, Murray


  1. Wilson, Erik (I) (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Holman, Ray (I)


AXN [hu] - (2011) (Hungary) (TV) (AXN Sci-Fi)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) [au] - (2010) (Australia) (TV) (ABC1)
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [gb] - (2010) (UK) (TV) (BBC1)
Fox [de] - (2012) (Germany) (TV)
Syfy Universal [nl] - (2011) (Belgium) (TV) (limited)
Syfy Universal [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)

Film Editors

  1. Pearson, Jamie


  1. Hughes, Non Eleri (continuity)
  2. Jenkins, Laura (II) (runner)
  3. Minchin, Brian (script editor)
  4. Price, Nicola Eynon (runner)
  5. Scott, Julie (I) (production executive)
  6. Skelding, Gareth (location manager)
  7. Thomas, Claire (VI) (production management assistant)
  8. Tothill, Ceri (production accountant)
  9. Van Niekerk, Jess (production coordinator)
  10. Wakefield, Carole (assistant production accountant)
  11. Warrilow, Sian (production runner)


The Dream Lord: You're a Time Lord, let's call me the Dream Lord. The Dream Lord: You die in the dream, you wake up in reality. Ask me what happens if you die in reality. Rory Williams: What happens? The Dream Lord: You die, stupid. That's why it's called "reality". Amy Pond: If we're going to die, let's die looking like a Peruvian folk band. Amy Pond: Can we not do the running thing? The Doctor: You've swallowed a planet! Amy Pond: I'm pregnant! The Doctor: You're huge. Amy Pond: Yeah, I'm pregnant. The Doctor: Look at you. When worlds collide. Amy Pond: Doctor, I'm pregnant. The Doctor: Look at you both. Five years later and you haven't changed a bit apart from age and... size... Amy Pond: It's good to see you, Doctor. The Doctor: Are you pregnant? Amy Pond: Shall I run and get the manual? The Doctor: I threw it in a supernova. Amy Pond: You threw the manual in a supernova... why? The Doctor: Because I disagreed with it. The Dream Lord: I'd blush if I had a blood supply, or a real face. Amy Pond: It's not really real, is it? I mean would I be happy settling down in a place with a pub, two shops and a really bad amateur dramatic society? That's why I got pregnant, so I don't have to see them doing Oklahoma. The Dream Lord: Loves a redhead, our naughty Doctor. Has he told you about Elizabeth I? Well, she thought she was the first... Rory Williams: Ah, a poncho. The biggest crime against fashion since lederhosen. Amy Pond: Save him. You save everyone. You always do. That's what you do. The Doctor: Not always. I'm sorry. Amy Pond: Then what is the point of you? The Doctor: So, what do you do around here to stave off the, you know... Amy Pond: [finishing]... boredom? The Doctor: [simultaneously]... self-harm? The Doctor: You're a doctor, help her. Rory Williams: *You're* a doctor! The Doctor: It's OK, we're doctors. Rory Williams: After all I've done for the over-70's in this village! The Doctor: Ice can burn. Sofas can read. It's a big universe. The Doctor: You said everyone here lives to their 90's, there's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick. Rory Williams: Hello, Mr. Nainby. The Doctor: Rory! Rory Williams: Mr. Nainby ran the sweets shop. He used to slip me the odd free toffee. [Mr. Nainby grabs Rory by the collar] Did I not say 'thank you'?

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Skenfrith, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK - (castle and church)


- The old age home in the episode has a big sign reading "Sarn", which is also the name of a planet visited by the Fifth Doctor in "Planet of Fire".