top of page


24 June 2006

Viewing Figure: 6.9M


On a Housing Estate in 2012 three children disappear into thin air and a young girls' drawing are coming to life


David Tennant (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Nina Sosanya (Trish), Abisola Agbaje (Chloe), Edna Dore (Maeve)

Tim Faraday (Tom's Dad), Abdul Salis (Kel), Richard Nichols (Driver), Erica Eirian (Neighbour), Stephen Marzella (Police Officer)

Huw Edwards (Commentator), 

Uncredited Cast

Jaxon Hembry (Dale), Jack Palmer (Tom), Becky Moore (Young Mum), Camala Daver (Bag Lady), Ian Hilditch (Nervy Man)

Leon Gregory (Danny Edwards), Gabrielle Evans (Jane McKillen), Paul McFadden (Voice of the Dad),


Matthew Graham (Writer), Phil Collinson (Producer), Euros Lyn (Director), Peter Bennett (1st Assistant Director)

Steffan Morris (2nd Assistant Director), Lynsey Muir (3rd Assistant Director), Gareth Lloyd, Gareth Skelding (Location Managers)

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

Victoria Wheel (Production Runner), Debi Griffiths, Kath Blackman, Bonnie Clissold (A/Production Accountants)

Non Eleri Hughes (Continuity), Simon Winstone (Script Editor), Steve Rees (Focus Puller), John Robinson (Grip)

Jeff Welch (Boom Operator), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Peter Chester (Best Boy), Chris Davies, Clive Johnson (Electricians)

Penny Shipton (Camera Assistant), Dave Forman (Stunt Co-ordinator), Stephen Nicholas (Supervising Art Director)

Jonathan Marquand Allison (Art Dept Production Manager), Lee Gammon (Standby Art Director), James North (A/Supervising Art Director)

Peter McKinstry, Al Roberts (Design Assistants), Phill Shellard, Trystan Howell (Standby Props), Silas Williams (Standby Carpenter)

Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger), Louise Bohling (Standby Scenic Artist), David Morison (Set Decorator), Adrian Anscombe (Property Master)

Joelle Rumbelow (Production Buyer), Paul Aitken (Assistant Props Master), Phil Lyons (Props Chargehand), Stuart Wooddisee (Props Storeman)

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), Anna Lau (Costume Supervisor), Lindsay Bonaccorsi, Kirsty Wilkinson (Costume Assistants)

Anwen Davies, Steve Smith, Moria Thompson (Make-Up Artists), Ben Ashmore (Special Effects Co-ordinator)

Paul Kelly, Mike Crowley (Special Effects Supervisor), Danny Hargreaves, Richard Magrin (Special Effects Technicians)

Andy Brierley (Casting Associate), Ceres Doyles (Assistant Editor), Chris Blatchford, Samantha Hall (Post Production Supervisors)

Marie Brown (Post Production Co-ordinator), Matthew Clarke (On Line Editor), Mick Vincent (Colourist)

Chris Petts, Jean Yves Audouard, Paul Burton, Jean Claude Deguara, Nicholas Hernandez, Will Pryor, Matthew McKinney

Neil Roche, Chris Tucker, Mark Wallman (3D Artists), Sara Bennett, David Bowman, Melissa Butler-Adams, Joseph Courtis

Brownuyn Edwards, Michael Harrison, Simon C Holden, Russell Horth (2D Artists) , Kim Phelan (Visual Effects Co-ordinator)

Alex Fort (Digital Matte Painter), 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)

Simon Fraser (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)

Crispin Green (Editor), Edward Thomas (Production Designer), Rory Taylor (Director of Photography)

Marcus Prince (Production Manager), Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Rhian Salisbury (3rd Assistant Director), Nick Britz (Production Runner), Terry Bartlett (Focus Puller), Mani Blaxter Paliwala (Camera Assistants)

Angela Jones, Maxine Brown, Andrea Mear, Clare Roberts (Costume Assistants), Vicki Owen (Make-Up Artists)

Bambi (Special Effects Supervisor), Graham Ross (Sound Recordist)


Filming Locations

  • Page Drive, off Pallet Way, Tremorfa, Cardiff

  • Gorsedd Gardens Road, Cardiff

  • Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

  • UNIT Q2, Imperial Way, Newport

  • Chapman's Removals & Storage Yard, Rhymney River Bridge Road, Cardiff

  • St Albans Rugby Club, Tremorfa Park, Cardiff

  • Blenheim Road, Penylan, Cardiff


  • 'Mr Webber' Drawing [dies when Trish and Chloe sing together]

Production Days

  • 15 Days between Tuesday 24 January - Thursday 28 February 2006

Production Errors

  1. Before the cat disappear in-front of Rose's eyes, the flowers behind Rose are clearly fake 

  2. Whilst in the Kitchen, The Doctor puts one finger into a jar and then into his mouth. When the camera cuts back to him, he has two fingers in his mouth

  3. After rubbing out some of the scribble creature, the creature becomes whole later on in the same scene, and the rubber on the pencil that The Doctor uses clearly does not touch the creature ​​​

Working Titles

  • Chloe Webber Destroys the Earth



The simple set up and nonsense idea can be forgiven since the script had to be written rather quickly when another feel through. Some spooky and sinister moments are matched by a good but rather underwhelming script. The acting is not that great, again due to time and space developing anyone interesting and the effects clearly got whatever little money was left in the budget. Interesting concepts are thrown in – pictures which move in the corner of the eyes and the terrors which live in the cupboard but nothing much can be said about them. The script does have some scratch your head moments and the less said about the Olympic Games the better. You could insert any major sporting event into the plot and nothing much would change. Not a travesty by any means just not that polished. **

Number of Production Days: 5

bottom of page