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The Cast Introduce The Angels Take Manhattan

The Cast and Execs Introduce The Angels Take Manhattan

As we prepare to say farewell to Amy and Rory, the cast and Execs discuss their departure.

Almost time to let go?

Saturday will be a historic day for Doctor Who and an emotional one for its viewers as we bid a heart-breaking farewell to Amy and Rory, played by Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. To celebrate their time on the show and to mark the end of an era, we’ll have special programme, The Last Days of the Ponds, available straight after The Angels Take Manhattan finishes.

The Last Days of the Ponds is a touching, 12 minute video that features Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, head writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and Executive Producer Caro Skinner. Poignant and insightful it tells their story, from the very start to the teary goodbyes.

With exclusive backstage material from their early days together right up to behind-the-scenes footage of their final shots, The Last Days of the Ponds gives you unprecedented access to an era of Doctor Who, but more than this, it reveals how the people involved feel about their characters and their friends, their time on the show, what they’ll miss and remember and how Amy and Rory’s swansong moved them all.

Karen, Arthur and Matt recall meeting each other for the first time and share anecdotes about their friendship. What did they think of each other at first and what did Arthur consider to be a nightmare? Which days does Karen call the craziest of all, and how was Matt feeling when it came to shooting the Ponds’ departure?

The laughter, tears, heart-break and joy are all captured forever in The Last Days of the Ponds.

The Last Days of the Ponds will be available here, immediately after Saturday’s episode.



  • Sebatron

    October 7th, 2012 - 10:03pm

    Hey what have you got against River?

  • Sebatron

    October 5th, 2012 - 9:05pm

    Thank you guys. He is fine and the good news is we get to take a longer holiday in Queensland

  • Heidi

    September 29th, 2012 - 5:11pm

    I’m not sad to see Amy go… But rory should stay…

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 29th, 2012 - 9:38am

    There’s nothing wrong with Amy and Rory, it’s their irritating daughter River Song that needs to go !.

  • Anonymous

    September 29th, 2012 - 8:01am

    speak properly no imo yno lol lmao

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 29th, 2012 - 7:11am

    I was slowly getting annoyed by Amy, but I wasn’t getting annoyed of Rory and River.

  • Esterath

    September 28th, 2012 - 8:57pm

    Hope he’s OK!

  • Andrew Hall

    September 28th, 2012 - 7:54am

    Cant wait for em to go! Been in far too long now, boring, boring…..i hope they do meet a fatal exit.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 28th, 2012 - 7:10am

    Oh no! That’s terrible!

  • Sebatron

    September 28th, 2012 - 6:36am

    My dad almost died today and watching this has made me even sadder

  • Boodleoo

    September 27th, 2012 - 9:42pm

    Oh ok I thought it could be that or the doctors wife storyboard.:)

  • Silence Will Still Fall

    September 27th, 2012 - 5:41pm

    What a sad video. The ponds have been amazing companions to the 11th doctor(my doctor) but i would have liked them to all leave together like the 2nd doctor, zoe and jamie did. It’s going to be a upsetting episode i think no matter what age you are, and i’m sure i’ll shed a tear.

  • That Cherub over there

    September 27th, 2012 - 5:14pm

    It’s a sketch of the Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS as we saw it in The Eleventh Hour. 🙂

  • Boodleoo

    September 27th, 2012 - 4:52pm

    Well slightly behind them it could be the tenth doctors though don’t think it’s Matts.

  • Boodleoo

    September 27th, 2012 - 4:50pm

    One of the sketches next to skinner and moffat looks like a new tardis.

  • Hector Sandler

    September 27th, 2012 - 10:24am

    Well I seen sad days in Doctor Who when a companion leaves. It very sad. But this one will be good sad. They leave the Doctor.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 27th, 2012 - 7:29am

    Steven Moffat said that the end of the Ponds will not mean the end of River Song.

  • whofan4ever

    September 26th, 2012 - 8:35pm

    if the angels put amy and rory back in time that means river song will be gone aswell. i have mixed emotions at the moment but it will be sad when they leave

  • Doctor Stu

    September 26th, 2012 - 8:00pm

    I thought Martha was the best and most irreplaceable companion before Amy and Rory came along

  • Dalek Prime Minister

    September 26th, 2012 - 6:02pm

    I have heard and read, that apparently “if you think you know what happens to the ponds, think again” so maybe it’s a surprise and we won’t expect it, and as every one thinks they die, maybe they don’t!

  • drwhofan4ever

    September 26th, 2012 - 5:58pm

    OMD you hope they die iyo but imo i think they shouldnt

  • drwhofan4ever

    September 26th, 2012 - 5:56pm

    OMD you hope amy and rory die iyo but imo i wish they just get sent back in time

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 26th, 2012 - 5:27pm

    I hate Martha.

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 26th, 2012 - 5:21pm

    Never said Adric was the best [he was an annoying irritating prat 😀 ]

    Amy and Rory have both died anyway back in Series 5. Rory died first by being shot and then erased from history, and then his Auton duplicate shots Amy dead.

    But if they do die, then ’till death us do part’ or whatever that last bit is people always say at weddings.

    Amy Williams – The ULTIMATE Ginger 🙂

    Rory Williams – The ever loyal Roman Centurion . . . . even if it means being slapped by the misses 😀

  • Tardis’nt

    September 26th, 2012 - 5:13pm

    but adric wasn’t the best, amy and rory are my favourite new series companions so i will be sad to see them go, i bet amy dies and rory lives for a change, i don’t like the idea of him dieing Again!

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 26th, 2012 - 3:45pm

    If anyones wondering why I called Martha moan-a-lot, it’s simple, she just keeped on nagging as if she was not special, for example –

    “Oh she was blonde, oh what a surprise !” 😛

    “You had to go a fall in love with a human, and it wasn’t me!” 😛

    “Oh my god . . . he found you . . . . DAMN IT !!!!” 🙁

    Nag Nag Nag Nag Nag. I feel sorry for Mickey, his married to her 🙁

  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 26th, 2012 - 3:42pm

    If Amy and Rory do get killed off in this Saturday final episode before the Christmas Special, then look on the bright side, there has not been a companion death in Doctor Who in 30 years in Matthew Waterhouse’s Adric got blown up on that Freighter heading back in time to Earth during the age of the Dinosaurs, so it’s about time there was a companion death rather then being lead to believe that a companion is ment to do die [like Rose or Donna] but instead they live cos the writers just can’t kill them off.

    Pity they couldn’t have killed off moan-a-lot Martha Jones, that would have really made my day 😀

    Still, whatever happens to Amy and Rory, at least they’ve been BRILLIANT !!!! 😉

  • videogamemad00

    September 26th, 2012 - 3:41pm

    Personally I hope they do die.

  • sheepinafez

    September 26th, 2012 - 12:58pm


  • doctorpond393

    September 26th, 2012 - 12:56pm

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! :,( Bye bye ponds!

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