163) FATHER'S DAY

14 May 2005

Viewing Figures: 8.06M

Plot

When Rose saves her father from the accident that killed him she realises nightmarish creatures onto the Earth

Cast

Christopher Eccleston (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Shaun Dingwall (Pete Tyler)

Robert Barton (Registrar), Julia Joyce (Young Rose), Christopher Llewellyn (Stuart), Frank Rozelaar-Green (Sonny)

Natalie Jones (Sarah), Eirlys Bellin (Bev), Rhian James (Suzie), Casey Dyer (Young Mickey)

Uncredited Cast

Crispin Layfield (Matt), Monique Ennis (Mickey's Mum)

Crew

Paul Cornell (Writer), Phil Collinson (Producer), Joe Ahearne (Director), Gareth Williams (1st Assistant Director)

Sean Clayton (2nd Assistant Director), Dan Mumford (3rd Assistant Director), Lowri Thomas (Location Manager)

Llyr Morus (Unit Manager), Jess van Niererk (Production Co-ordinator), Debi Griffiths, Kath Blackman (A/Production Accountants)

Pam Humphreys (Continuity), Elwen Rowlands (Script Editor), Martin Stephens (Camera Operator), Mark Isaac (Focus Puller)

John Robinson (Grip), Damian Richardson (Boom Operator), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Peter Chester (Best Boy)

Lee Sheward (Stunt Co-ordinator), Crispin Layfield, Seon Rogers, Bean Peel (Stunt Performers)

Gwenllian Llwyd (Art Department Co-ordinator), Bryan Hitch (Concept Artist), Catherine Samuel (Production Buyer)

Liz Griffiths (Set Decorator), Stephen Nicholas (Supervising Art Director), Julian Luxton (Standby Art Director)

Adrian Anscombe (Property Master), Andrew Smith (Construction Manager), Phill Shellard, Tristran Howell (Standby Props)

Jenny Bowers (Graphic Artist), Yolanda Peart-Smith (Wardrobe Supervisor), Linda Davie (Make-Up Supervisor)

Claire Pritchard, Steve Williams (Make-Up Artists), Kirsty Robertson (Casting Associate), Ceres Doyle (Assistant Editor)

Marie Brown (Post Production Supervisor), Matthew Clarke (On Line Editor), Kai van Beers (Colourist), David Bowman

Sara Bennett, Simon C Holden (2D VFX Artists), Chris Petts, Jean-Claude Deguara, Nicholas Hernandes, Mark Wallman

Andy Howell (3D VFX Artists), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Paul McFadden (Dialogue Editor), Paul Jefferies (Sound FX Editor)

Richard Pugsley (Finance Manager), Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director)

Endaf Emyr Williams (Production Accountant), Ian Richardson (Sound Recordist), Lucinda Wright (Costume Designer)

Davy Jones (Make-Up Designer), Murray Gold (Music), The Mill (Visual Effects), Will Cohen (Visual FX Producer)

Dave Houghton (Visual FX Supervisor), Graham Walker (Editor), Edward Thomas (Production Designer)

Ernic Vincze BSC (Director of Photography), Tracie Simpson (Production Manager), Helen Vallis (Associate Producer)

Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner, Mal Young (Executive Producers)

Uncredited Crew

Steffan Morris (2nd Assistant Director), Dafydd Parry (3rd Assistant Director), Joss Lowe (Camera Operator), Terry Bartlett (Focus Puller)

Rhydian Yeoman, Mark Walters (Boom Operators)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • St Paul's Church, Paget Street, Grangetown, Cardiff

  • Furniture Land Car Park, Cardiff Bay

  • St Fagan's Street, Grangetown, Cardiff

  • Oakley Place, Grangetown, Cardiff

  • Boardroom, HTV, Culverhouse Cross

  • HTV Culverhouse Cross, Studio 1

  • Heol Trelai, Ely

  • Heol Pennar, Ely

  • UNIT Q2, Imperial Way, Newport

  • Loudoun Square, Butetown Cardiff

  • Llanmaes Street, Grangetown, Cardiff

  • Grange Gardens, Pentrebane Street, Grangetown

Deaths

  • Pete Tyler [sacrafices himself to save the world]

Production Days

  • 12 days between Thursday 11  - Friday 26 November 2004

Production Errors

  1. When one of the Reapers attacks a bridesmaid, her screams is not of a woman but rather a man

  2. During the scene when The Doctor and Rose argue, The Doctor goes to leave, but Rose blocks him. The Doctor then walks past Rose on her right, but when the camera angle changes he is walking past Rose on her other side

  3. Whilst The Doctor is consumed by a Reaper, the re-materialising Tardis, for some reason is missing in the shot when it should be clearly visible in front of the altar

Working Titles

  • Broken Time

  • Rose's Father

  • Wounded Time

Verdict

A sad tale about the positive and negative sides of time-travel accompanied with some of Murray Gold's finest music scores. The Reapers are original in design and have an interest background and purpose. They are one of the revived series most accomplished CGI monsters with fluid movements and edited voice vocals. Despite being Roses' time in the spotlight, Shaun Dingwall is the real highlight in this serial. Pete's realisation of what the Reapers and time wound mean is displayed throughout his heroic yet dismayed emotions. His final moments make the character of Pete a true hero. The scenes set outside the church bring new light to the character of Jackie. Her personality and attitude to the 'failure' that Pete is so dislikeable and somewhat out of place. Viewers may find it hard to feel sorry for Jackie throughout and even her loving attitude at the end won't be enough to change viewers' minds. An observant viewer will probably notice a little plot-hole if they look closely. During the opening scenes, it is established that no-one was around when Pete was killed in a hit and run accident. However, when Rose witnesses her father's ultimate fate, there are two people in the background. They could have just stumbled into the shot, but the fact that they were there does make it seem unlikely that no-one would notice Pete being hit by a car. The transition of cinematography as time gets back on the right track emphasises a time of change, which is both bright but heart-rending at the same time. The ending is powerful with a small but memorable line from the brave-hearted Rose Tyler. ****