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Creating Angels

The Weeping Angels are perhaps the most successful Doctor Who monsters since the show’s revival – but how did they come into being?

A Weeping

Angel in Blink (2007).

”THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING INHERENTLY CREEPY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE A PERSON BUT ISN’T ONE.”

The former St Mary’s in Suffolk is now known as Ickworth Church. Writer Steven Moffat found his inspiration for the Weeping Angels within its graveyard.
Sally Sparrow (Carey Mulligan) at the barred gates of Wester Drumlins in Blink.
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The Doctor has always challenged the linear conception of time. Since his television voyage began in 1963, the TARDIS has travelled backwards, forwards and even sideways through the mysterious Vortex. This lavish publication traces the development of these time-bending narratives, describing the rules that were laid down – and subsequently revised – by the series’ writers and producers. We unravel this timey-wimey journey with exclusive interviews, rare images and revealing features that explore the most intriguing corners of the Doctor Who universe.