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Amy's Choice 

Five years after finally leaving the TARDIS Amy and Rory now married, live in the quiet little village of Leadworth. But everything is not what it would seem.


Catherine Morshead


Simon Nye




Episode complete credited cast:
Matt Smith ... The Doctor
Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond
Arthur Darvill ... Rory
Toby Jones ... Dream Lord
Nick Hobbs ... Mr Nainby
Joan Linder Joan Linder ... Mrs Hamill
Audrey Ardington ... Mrs Poggit


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 giving very little away as that would make things all too easy. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Release Date:

15 May 2010 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The Eknodine were CGI and the scenes were simply filmed with the actors opening their mouths. See more »


When Amy makes the ponchos, she cuts a slit in three blankets. When she puts her poncho on, the slit is across her, not down her like the other two. When the shot changes and she goes to stand with the other two, the slit is suddenly going down her instead. See more »


The Doctor: Examine everything. Look for all the details that don't ring true.
Rory Williams: OK we're in a spaceship that's bigger on the inside than the outside.
Amy Pond: With a bow tie-wearing alien.
Rory Williams: Maybe "what rings true" isn't so simple.
The Doctor: Valid point.
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References Oklahoma! (1955) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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Surrealism in Dr Who, yep it worked nicely
31 August 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

After the unimaginative Vampires of Venice, they hit back big time with Amy's Choice, a rather surreal story. Slightly of the 'Turn left' ilk, a kind of what if story, rather then an actual adventure.

In brief, Amy and Rory are living seemingly in domestic bliss, married, house, a baby on the way, but by the tweeting of birds they escape to a different reality, all on board the TARDIS in a more realistic reality. In the first reality they are attacked by old people, and in the second the TARDIS is hurtling towards an Icy demise, as the TARDIS hurtles towards a Cold star. The miscreant of their foes is The Dreamlord, a powerful malicious individual who knows all about the Doctor and co, The Doctor has an idea who he is. The Dreamlord gives them the chance to live by deciding which is reality and which is the dream.

I really liked this episode, I loved the utter originality of it. The concept was a clever one, one reality seemingly more obscure then the other. Some nice touches of humour. I love the Dreamlord character and his manipulation of Amy and treatment of the Doctor.

Toby Jones is very good at doing the villainous roles, he can make you despise him. He puts in a very good performance.

It could have been a classic, not quite, but it is still a very good episode.

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