Doctor Who Season 5 Annotations

This is part of my Doctor Who Guide.

The 5th season of the new Doctor Who series began Matt Smith’s tenure as the 11th Doctor. It also began the era where Steven Moffat became head writer and executive producer. The following annotations on the individual episodes were mostly published on

During this year, Matt Smith also starred as the 11th Doctor in a crossover story on The Sarah Jane Adventures. Annotations for that story are here as well.


5.01 – “The Eleventh Hour”

5.02 – “The Beast Below”

5.03 – “Victory of the Daleks”

5.04 & 5.05 – “The Time of Angels” & “Flesh and Stone”

5.06 – “The Vampires of Venice”

5.07 – “Amy’s Choice”

5.08 & 5.09 – “The Hungry Earth” & “Cold Blood”

5.10 – “Vincent and the Doctor”

5.11 – “The Lodger”

5.12 & 5.13 – “The Pandorica Opens” & “The Big Bang”

Sarah Jane Adventures – “Death of the Doctor”

2010 Christmas Special – “A Christmas Carol”