175) LOVE AND MONSTER

17 June 2006

Viewing Figure: 6.6M

Plot

A small group of humans gather every week to discuss, The Doctor until Victor Kennedy arrives who has a nightmarish secret

Cast

David Tennant (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Peter Kay (Victor Kennedy/Abzorbaloff)

Marc Warren (Elton Pope), Shirley Henderson (Ursula Blake), Simon Greenall (Mr Skinner), Moya Brady (Bridget), Kathryn Drysdale (Bliss)

Paul Kasey (The Hoix), Bella Emberg (Mrs Croot)

Uncredited Cast

Joe White, Adam Sweet, Andy Jones, Natalie Danks-Smith, Claudio Laurini (Autons)

Crew

Russell T Davies (Writer), Phil Collinson (Producer), Dan Zeff (Director), Susie Liggat (1st Assistant Director)

Simon Morris (2nd Assistant Director), Sarah Davies (3rd Assistant Director), Lowrii Thomas, Gareth Skelding (Location Manager)

Rhys Griffiths (Unit Manager), Jess van Niekerk (Production Co-ordinator), Claire Roberts (Production/Script Secretary)

Glen Coxon (Production Runner), Debi Griffiths, Kath Blackman, Bonnie Clissold (A/Production Accountants), Sarah Hayward (Continuity)

Simon Winstone (Script Editor), Steve Rees (Focus Pullers), Dai Hopkins (Grip), James Drummond, Bryn Thomas (Boom Operators)

Peter Chester (Gaffer), John Best (Best Boy), Gavin Walters, Tony Hughes, Wayne Mansell (Electricians), Bill Davey (Stunt Co-ordinator)

Stephen Nicholas (Supervising Art Director), Jonathan Marquand Allison (Art Dept Production Manager), David Morison (Standby Art Director)

James North (A/Supervising Art Director), Ian Bunting, Al Roberts, Peter McKinstry (Design Assistants)

Brian Henry, Harriet Jones (Standby Props), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter), Zack Henderson (Srandby Rigger)

Julia Challis (Standby Scenic Artist),m Adrian Anscombe (Property Master), Blaanid Maddrell (Production Buyer)

Paul Aitken (Assistant Props Buyer), Matthew North (Art Department Co-ordinator), Phil Lyons (Props Chargehand)

Albert James (Practical Electrician), Patrick Decay (Art Department Driver), Mark Cordory (Specialist Prop Maker), Penny Howarth (Prop Maker)

Matthew Hywel-Davies (Construction Manager), Allen Jones (Constrction Chargehand), Shaun Williams (Storyboard Artist)

BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics), Rose Goodhart (Costume Supervisor), Fiona McCann, Charlotte Mitchell (Costume Assistants)

Claire Pritchard, Gill Rees,  (Make-Up Artists), Rob Mayor (Prosthetics Supervisor), Jo Glover, Martin Rezard (Prosphetics Technicians)

Ben Ashmore (Special Effects Co-ordinator), Paul Kelly, Mike Crowley (Special Effects Supervisors)

Danny Hargreaves, Richard Magrin (Special Effects Technicians), Matthew Clarke (On Line Editor), Mick Vincent (Colourist)

Nick Webber, Chris Petts (3D Artists), Sandra Roach, Russell Horth (2D Artists), Kim Phelan (Visual Effects Co-ordinator)

Andy Brierley (Casting Associate), Ceres Doyle, Matt Mullins (Assistant Editors), Samantha Hall, Chris Blatchford (Post Production Supervisors)

Marie Brown (Post Production Co-ordinator), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Paul McFadden, Doug Sinclair (Sound Editors)

Paul Jefferies (Sound FX Editor), Richard Pugsley (Finance Manager), with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director), Endaf Emyr Williams (Production Accountant)

Jeff Matthews (Sound Recordist), Louise Page (Costume Designer), Sheelagh Wells (Make-Up Designer), Murray Gold (Music)

The Mill (Visual Effects), Will Cohen (Visual FX Producer), Dave Houghton (Visual FX Supervisor), Any Effects (Special Effects)

Neill Gorton and Millennium FX (Porspethics), Alan Levy (Editor), Edward Thomas (Production Designer)

Rory Taylor (Director of Photography), Tracie Simpson (Production Manager), Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Kate Borde (3rd Assistant Director), Mari Yamanura (Focus Puller), Pat Crawford (Gaffer), Andrea Mear, Clare Roberts, Vicki Page

(Costume Assistants), Alison Sing, Leane Harry (Make-Up Artists), Vicki Bancroft, Charlie Blewitt, Sarah Lockwood (Prospethetics Technicians)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • The Pop Factory, Jenkins Street, Porth

  • Llandaff Fields, Llandaff, Cardiff

  • Heol Pentwyn Road, Whitechurch, Cardiff

  • ABP Cardiff Docks, Cargo Road, Cardiff Bay

  • Glamorgan Buildings, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff

  • Cardiff Fruit Market, Barrack Lane, Cardiff

  • Frederick Street, The Hayes, Cardiff

  • The Hayes, Cardiff

  • St Peter's Sport & Social Club, Minster Road, Cardiff

  • Wash Inn, Broadway Splott, Cardiff

  • Maelfa Shopping Square, Llanederyn Drive, Llanederyn, Cardiff

  • UNIT Q2, Imperial Way, Newport

  • Jacob's Antique Centre, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff

  • Taff Street/Garth Street, nr Adam Street, Cardiff

  • Impounding Station, Newport Docks, Newport

  • Burnell Street, Pill Adjaent to Newport Docks, Newport

Deaths

  • Victor Kennedy/Abzorbaloff [absorbed into the Earth]

  • Mr Skinner [dies alongside the Abzorbaloff]

  • Bridget [dies alongside the Abzorbaloff]

  • Bliss [dies alongside the Abzorbaloff]

    • possibly The Hoix as well but unconfirmed

Production Days

  • 12 Days between Sunday 19 - Friday 13 March 2006

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Production Errors

  1. When Victor Kennedy walks off the elevator, a female crew member can be seen behind his right shoulder, when the lights switch back on​​​​

Working Titles

  • I Love The Doctor

Verdict

Nothing more than a low-end budget saving episode which turns into a homage to Doctor Who fans. The plot is farcical with raises so many questions and has so little time to answer them. Silly montage scenes and an annoying soundtrack make some scenes tedious to sit through. The script does indeed have intelligent and humour but can be brutal especially towards Jackie. The script is brought down by a disappointing story narrative and bland characters. The Abzorbaloff is fine but is a mess but nonetheless fine while the Hoix is an unrealised villain. While the episode can be forgettable at the best of times it is nothing more than a thank you card to fans for making the new series possible. **

Number of Production Days: 5