Doctor Who 5.08 - Silurian and Matt Smith
Episode 5.08, The Hungry Earth - Silurian and The Doctor (Matt Smith) © BBC

The first transmissions in UK and USA are shown below

Saturday, May 22, 2010 18.15 BBC ; Saturday, June 5, 21.00 ET/PT BBC America
Doctor Who 45mins, 2010
Season 5 Episode 8/13 The Hungry Earth

It’s 2015 and the most ambitious drilling project in history has reached deeper beneath the Earth’s crust than man has ever gone before – but now the ground itself is fighting back.

In the latest episode of the time-travelling drama, written by Chris Chibnall, the Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in a tiny mining village and find themselves plunged into a battle against a deadly danger from a bygone age.

Regular Cast: The Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy Pond (Karen Gillan)
Guest Cast: Rory (Arthur Darvill), Nasreen Chaudhry (Meera Syall)

WriterChris Chibnall
ProducersTracie Simpson, Peter Bennett
Executive ProducersPiers Wenger, Beth Willis

DirectorAshley Way
Executive Producer and Lead WriterSteven Moffat


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