Touched by An Angel
“The past is like a foreign country. Nice to visit, but you really wouldn’t want to live there.”
In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband Mark is still grieving. He receives a battered envelope, posted eight years ago, containing a set of instructions with a simple message: “You can save her.”
As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to The Doctor, Amy and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using Mark himself as a weapon to change history.
- Touched by an Angel was the tenth Eleventh Doctor novel released.
- The Doctor finds a book named The Venusian Book of Calm in his coat pocket.
- There are cardboard cut-outs of the Teletubbies outside Woolworths.
- Mark walks past a Dixons in 1994.
- Mrs Doubtfire and Groundhog Day were films that were released in 1994. Incidentally, Groundhog Day is about a man who is caught in a type of incomplete time loop.
- Amy likens The Doctor chasing Mark’s train in the TARDIS to a scene in Harry Potter.
- Mark works for Pollard & Boyce.
- Mark remarks that his wedding has turned into an episode of the Chuckle Brothers.
- The method in which The Doctor defeats the Angels echoes Blink.
- Future Rory is forced to wear a Fez on orders from The Doctor who declares him “Fez Rory”. (The Big Bang)