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21 - 28 April 2006

Viewing Figure: 6.7M/7M


In 1930 New York, The Daleks are planning to use the Empire State Building to enslave the entire planet


David Tennant (The Doctor), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Miranda Raison (Tallulah), Ryan Carnes (Laszlo)

Hugh Quarshie (Solomon), Andrew Garfield (Frank), Eric Loren (Mr Diagoras/Dalek Sec Hybrid), Flik Swan (Myrna)

Alexis Caley (Lois), Earl Perkins (Man #1), Peter Brooke (Man #2), Ian Porter (Foreman/Hybrid), Joe Montana (Worker #1)

Stewart Alexander (Worker #2), Mel Taylor (Dock Worker), Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, Anthony Spargo

David Hankinson (Daleks), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Voices), Paul Kasey (Hero Pig 

Uncredited Cast

Victoria Southgate, Jodie Leigh, Aimee Hall, Emma Baskerville, Mia Okorafor, Suzanne Mole, Sarah Merry, Aimee Brammall (Chorus Girls)

Finoula Rochford, Anna Rudolph, Ellen Florence, Vanessa Bailey, Eleanor MacDonald (Female Hoovers), Sean Saye

Claudio Laurini, David Handford, Pete Symonds, Franco Demarco, John Walker, Gary Devonish, Mark Gottshalk, Eddie Martin

Julian Landau, Adam Barrat, Jon Shepherd, Gareth Lang, Christopher Hancock, Justin Walters, Gary Greenslade (Male Hoovers)

Ruari Mears, Ken Hosking, Karl Greenwood, Adam Sweet, Kevin Hudson, Peter Symonds (Pig Men), Levi Summers, Gary Dobbs

Simon Davey, Ian Hilditch, Greg Bennett (Prisoners), Sabrina Morris, Will Downie, Andrew Michell, Phil Stockton, John Jenner

Matt Doman, Jon Lloyd, John Childs, Liam Taborn, Alan Higgs, Matt Kid, Jason Gregg, Levi James, Damien Mantoulan, David Stock

Chris Barber, Jessica Mears, Louise Downie, Rebecca Tromans, Paul Anderson (Human Daleks) 


Helen Raynor (Writer), Phil Collinson (Producer), James Strong (Director), Peter Bennett (1st Assistant Director)

Steffan Morris (2nd Assistant Director), Sarah Davies (3rd Assistant Director), Gareth Skelding (Location Managers)

Huw Jones (Unit Manager), Jess van Niekerk (Production Co-ordinator), Kevin Myers (Production Secretary)

Debi Griffiths (Production Assistant), Sian Eve Goldsmtih (Production Runner)

Heddi Joy Taylor, Lowri Denman, Barry Phillips (Floor Runners), Wayne Humphreys, Malcolm Keanry (Drivers)

Kath Blackman, Bethan Britton (Contracts Assistants), Non Eleri Hughes (Continuity), Lindsay Alford (Script Editor)

Roger Pearce (Camera Operator), Steve Rees (Focus Pullers), John Robinson (Grip), Jon Thomas, Bryn Thomas (Boom Operators)

Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Peter Chester (Best Boy), Clive Johnson, Ben Griffiths, Steve Slocombe (Electricians)

Alisa Berk (Choreographer), Tom Lucy (Stunt Co-ordinator), Andy Smart, Guy List, Will Willoughby (Stunt Performers)

Stephen Nicholas (Chief Supervising Art Director), Jonathan Marquand Allison (Art Dept Production Manager)

Matthew North (Art Dep Co-ordinator), Adrian Anscombe (Chief Props Master), Arwel Wyn Jones (Supervising Art Director)

James North (Associate Designer), ulian Luxton (Set Decorator), Lee Gammon (Standby Art Director)

Peter McKinstry, Rob Dicks, Ian Bunting, Al Roberts (Design Assistants), Kate Meyrick, Katherine Lewis (Cyfle Trainees)

Shaun Williams (Storyboard Artist), Phill Shellard, Nick Murray (Standby Props), Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter)

Ellen Woods (Standby Painter), Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger), Phil Lyons (Property Master), Ben Morris (Props Buyer)

Martin Griffiths (Props Chargehand), Martin Griffiths (Props Storeman), Amy Chandler (Forward Dresser)

Albert James (Practical Electrician), Barry Jones (Senior Props Maker), Penny Howarth, Mark Cordory, Nick Robatto (Props Makers)

Matthew Hywel-Davies (Construction Manager), Allen Jones (Construction Chargehand), BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics)

Marnie Orminston (Assistant Costume Designer), Lindsay Bonaccorsi (Costume Supervisor)

Sheenagh O'Marah, Kirsty Wilkinson (Costume Assistants), Pam Mullins Steve Smith, John Munro (Make-Up Artists)

Ben Ashmore (Special Effects Co-ordinator), Paul Kelly (Special Effects Supervisor)

Danny Hargreaves, Henry Brook (Special Effects Technicians), Neill Gorton (Prosthetics Designer), Rob Mayor (Prosthetics Supervisor)

Pete Hawkins (On Set Prospethics Supervisor), Matt O'Toole (Prospethetics Technician), Andy Brierley (Casting Associate)

Ceres Doyle (VFX Editor), Tim Hodges (Assistant Editor), Samantha Hall, Chris Blatchford (Post-production Supervisors)

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

Adam Burnell, Jean Yves Audouard, Will Pryor, Mark Wallman, Serena Cacciato, Matthew McKinney (3D Artists)

Sara Bennett, Tim Barter, Adam Rowland, Joseph Courtis, Greg Spencer, Bryan Bartlett, Russell Horth, Melissa Butler-Adama

Arianna Logo, Simon C Holden (2D Artists), Jenna Powell, Rebecca Johnson (VFX Co-ordinators)

Barney Curnow (On Set VFX Supervisor), Simon Wicker, Charlie Bennett, Alex Fort (Digital Matte Painters)

Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Paul McFadden (Supervising Sound Editor), Doug Sinclair (Sound Editor)

Paul Jefferies (Sound FX Editor), Kelly-Marie Angell (Foley Editor), Chris Rogers (Finance Manager)

with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of WalesRon Grainer (Original Theme Music), Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director)

Julian Scott (Production Executive), Endaf Emyr Williams (Production Accountant), Ron Bailey (Sound Recordist)

Louise Page (Costume Designer), Barbara Southcott (Make-Up Designer), Murray Gold (Music), The Mill (Visual Effects)

Will Cohen, Marie Jones (Visual FX Producers), Dave Houghton (Visual FX Supervisor), Any Effects (Special Effects)

Millennium FX (Porspethics), Mike Jones (Editor), Edward Thomas (Production Designer), Ernie Vincze BSC (Director of Photography)

Patrick Schweitzer (Production Manager), Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Dan Mumford (1st Assistant Director), Lyndsey Muir (2nd Assistant Director), Paul Bennett, Glen Coxon (3rd Assistant Director0

Rhys Griffiths (Unit Manager), Graham Huxtable (Production Runner), Pam Humphries (Continuity), John Soraure (Camera Operator)

Ron Nicholls, Dai Hopkins (Grip), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Co-ordinator), Neal Ruck (Standby Rigger), Peter Hawkins

Sarah Lockwood (On-Set Prosthetics Supervisor)


Filming Locations

  • Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York

  • Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York

  • 230 Fifth Avenue, New York

  • Majestic Theatre, 247 West 44th Street, New York

  • Central Park, Manhattan, New York

  • Upper Boat Studios, Trefforest

  • Old NEG glass site, Trident Park, Glass Avenue, Cardiff Bay

  • Penarth Leisure Centre, Penarth

  • Bute Park, Cardiff

  • Park & Dare Theatre, Station Road, Treorchy

  • Headlands School, St Augustine's Road, Penarth

  • Cardiff Heliport, Foreshore Road, Cardiff

  • Treberfydd House, Llangasty, Brecon


  • Solomon [exterminated by Dalek Caan]

  • Mr Diagoras/Dalek Sec [exterminated by Dalek Thay]

  • Hybrid [exterminated]

  • Dock Worker [turned into a Pig Slave and possibly killed later]

  • Dalek Jast [killed by the Dalek Humans]

  • Dalek Thay [killed by the Dalek Humans]

  • Human Daleks [massacred by Dalek Jast, Dalek Thay and Dalek Caan]

  • Pig Slaves [shot and electrocuted]

  • Hooverville Residents [in many ways] 



Production Days

  • 33 Days between Friday 13 October - Friday 8 December 2006

Production Errors

  1. During a moment when a Dalek is looking at Mr Diagoras its eye-stalk is moving up and down, when the camera cuts to another angle, its eye-stalk is still 

  2. Throughout the episode, Dalek Thay, Jast and Caan's recognition codes continually change 

  3. When entering the lab, Mr Diagoras removes his gloves. However he remvoes his right glove a second time when the camera angle changes 

  4. When Diagoras is merged with Dalek Sec, he has his gloves on, but the Dalek Sec Hybrid doesn't 

  5. As Dalek Thay and Dalek Jast exterminated Dalek Sec, the light from their lasers comes from above, and not in front of them as the direction of their shadows suggest 

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]


The story’s strength lies with its messages of the great depression and the hopes and dreams of a better future which are so hard to come by and so difficult to hang onto. Mr Diagoras is an accurate depiction of the 1930s businessmen who are only interested in power and money. He is arrogant, cold-hearted, rude, and self-centred who does not treat his workers are equals but rather as disposable parts. Solomon is the strong hearted, ex-Solider who has been let down by the New World whose only role is to keep law and order from those who have fallen into hard times. Tallulah, although corny and heavily cliched represents the people who continue to work in spite of the heartache which surround them. The script is intelligent with subtle jokes here and there and a few visual gags. The Pig Men are fine creations, each surprisingly expressive but are sadly lost in the plot’s side-lines. The main problem with this Dalek story is its far too close to the previous. Unfortunately, the Daleks have not improved much and the new approach the story takes with them has sadly been forgotten in the many subsequent years. As Tallulah say, ‘Your heart might break but the show goes on’ so if you’re looking for a good Dalek story then this one will probably disappoint. If it’s a heartfelt story with plenty of important message then this is the one. ***

Number of Production Days: 5

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