198) THE STOLEN EARTH/JOURNEY'S END

28 June - 5 July

Viewing Figure: 8.78M/10.57M

Plot

The Daleks steal 27 planets and moons across time and space in order to wipe out all life across all Universes 

Cast

David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness)

Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Penelope Wilton (Harriet Jones), Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith)

Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Adjoa Andoh (Francine Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Gareth David Lloyd (Ianto Jones)

Thomas Knight (Luke Smith), Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott), Jacqueline King (Sylvia Noble), Julian Bleach (Davros)

Michael Brandon (General Sanchez), Andrea Harris (Suzanne), Lachele Carl (Trinity Wells), Richard Dawkins (Himself), Paul O'Grady (Himself)

Marcus Cunningham (Drunk Man), Jason Mohammad (Newsreader), Paul Kasey (Judoon), Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect)

Amy Beth Hayes (Albino Servant), Gary Milner (Scared Man), Valda Aviks (German Woman), Shobu Kapoor (Scared Woman)

Elizabeth Tan (Chinese Woman), Michael Price (Liberian Man), Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, David Hankinson, Anthony Sprago

Gethin Jones (Daleks), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek/Judoon Voices), John Leeson (K-9 Voice), Alexander Armstrong (Voice of Mr Smith)

Uncredited Cast

Andrew Bullivant (Milkman), Mike Freeman (Jalandra), Ollie Bryan, Alex Lucas (Looters), Ethan Smith (Simon), Jennifer Faubel (Laura)

Ruari Mears, Adam Sweet, Richard Tunesi, Jon Davey, Andy Jones (Judoon)

Crew

Russell T Davies (Writer), Phil Collinson (Producer), Graeme Harper (Director), K9 Created by Bob Baker & Dave Martin

Simon Morris (1st Assistant Director), Jennie Fava (2nd Assistant Director), Sarah Davies (3rd Assistant Director)

Gareth Skelding (Location Manager), Jess van Niekerk (Production Co-ordinator), Debi Griffiths (Asst Production Co-ordinator)

Non Eleri Hughes (Continuity), Lindsay Alford (Script Editor), Roger Pearce, Rory Taylor (Camera Operators)

Steve Rees (Focus Puller), John Robinson (Grip), Jeff Welch (Boom Operator), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Peter Chester (Best Boy)

Abbi Collins (Stunt Co-ordinator), Alisa Berk (Choreographer), Stephen Nicholas (Chief Supervising Art Director)

Jonathan Allison (Art Dept Production Manager), Arwel Wyn Jones (Supervising Art Director), James North (Associate Designer)

Amy Pope (Art Dept Co-ordinator), Julian Luxton (Set Decorator), Adrian Anscombe (Props Buyer), Nick Murray (Standby Art Director)

Peter McKinstry, Al Roberts (Design Assistants), Shaun Williams (Storyboard Artist), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist)

Phill Shellard, Jackson Pope (Standby Props), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter), Keith Freeman (Standby Rigger)

Julia Challis (Standby Painter), Paul Aitken, Phil Lyons (Property Masters), Penny Howarth (Senior Props Maker), 

Matthew Hywel-Davies (Construction Manager), BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics), Lindsay Bonaccorsi (Costume Supervisor)

Rose Goodhart (Assistant Costume Designer), Barbara Harrington, Louise Martin (Costume Assistants)

Pam Mullins, Steve Smith, John Munro (Make-Up Artists), Andy Brierley (Casting Associate), Ceres Doyle (VFX Editor)

Samantha Hall, Chris Blatchford (Post Production Supervisors), Marie Brown (Post Prod Co-ordinator), Ben Ashmore (SFX Co-ordinator)

Danny Hargreaves (SFX Supervisor), Neill Gorton (Prosthetics Designer), Rob Mayor (Prosthetics Supervisor)

Mark Bright, Matthew Clarke (On Line Editors), Mick Vincent (Colourist), Jean-Claude Deguara, Nicolas Hernandez, Nick Webber

Andy Guest, Serena Cacciato, Matt McKinney, Jeff North, Dave Levy, Will Pryor (3D Artists), Sara Bennett, Bryan Bartlett

Greg Spencer, Arianna Lago, Russell Horth, Adrian Cirulli (2D Artists), Simon Wicker, David Early (Matte Painters)

Rebecca Johnson, Jenna Powell (VFX Co-ordinators), Tim Barter (On Set VFX Supervisor), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer)

Paul McFadden (Supervising Sound Editor), Doug Sinclair (Sound Editor), Paul Jefferies (Sound FX Editor)

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

Julie Scott (Production Executive), Oliver Ager (Production Accountant), Julian Howarth (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), Will Oswald (Editor), Edward Thomas (Production Designer), Ernie Vincze BSC (Director of Photography)

Peter Bennett (Production Manager), Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Sarah Davies, Nick Britz (1st Assistant Director), Heddi Joy Taylor (3rd Assistant Director), Joe Russell (Camera Operator)

Jamie Southcott, Penny Shipton (Focus Puller), James Holloway, Alan Hughes (Grip), Bryn Thomas, James Drummond (Boom Operator)

Clive Johnson, John Cox, John Budd (Gaffer), Ciaran Thompson, Paul Jones (Standby Art Director), Sarah Payne (Design Assistant)

Paul Beans (Standby Carpenter), Ellen Woods (Standby Painter), Barry Jones (Aenior Props), Andi Mears, Gemma Evans, Amy Clarke

Maria Franchi, Marie Jones (Costume Assistants), Morag Smith, Cathy Davies, Kate Roberts (Make-Up Artists), Amy Rogers (Casting Associate)

Jean Yves-Audouard, Bruce Magroune (3D Artists), Murray Barber, Julie Nixon, Lyndall Spagnoletti

Joe Courtis, Michael Harrison (2D Artists), Alex Fort (Matte Painter), Jeff Matthews (Sound Recordist), Rory Taylor (Director of Photography)

Catrin Defis (Production Manager)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • C2 News Studio, Broadcasting House, Llantrisant Road, Cardiff

  • Upper Boat Studios

  • Nantfawr Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff

  • Southerndown Beach, Ogmore Vale, nr Bridgend

  • School of Optometry, Maindy Road, Cathays

  • West Mound Cresent, Church Village, Tonteg

  • Hawthorn Road, Hawthorn, nr Pontypridd

  • Computing Wales, Market Street, Pontypridd

  • Harbour View Road, Portway, Penarth

  • Arcot Street, Portway, Penarth

  • Brook Street, Riverside, Cardiff

  • Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, nr Cardiff

  • Traffic Management Wales Centre, Coryton, Cardiff

  • Alpha Steel, Corporation Road, Newport

  • Lower House Barn, Michaelstone-Le-Pit, Dinas Powys

  • Morgan Jones Park, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly

  • National Collection Centre, Heol Crochendy, Nantgarw

  • Cwrt-Y-Vil Road (Lower), Penarth

  • Southbank Studios 

Deaths

  • Harriet Jones [exterminated by a Dalek]

  • General Sanchez [exterminated by a Dalek]

  • Suzanne [exterminated by a Dalek]

  • Scared Man [killed when Daleks blow up his home]

  • Scared Woman [turned into atoms]

  • Daleks [killed in many ways]

  • Supreme Dalek [shot and killed by Captain Jack]

  • Jalandra [exterminated by a Dalek]

  • Simon [killed when Daleks blow up his home]

  • Laura [killed when Daleks blow up her home]

  • Hostages [turned into atoms]

    • plus many others across the Earth​ including members of UNIT

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Production Days

  • 36 Days between Thursday 31 January - Thursday 1 May 2008

Production Errors

  1. Before Martha teleport from the UNIT base with Project Indigo, her earpiece disappears, then it later reappears later on when she takes it off

  2. During the scene when The Doctor returns Rose to Bad Wolf Bay, Rose's hair is blowing in the wind in some shots, and not in others. This happens to often to be random gusts of wind

  3. A shadow of a boom microphone can be seen on and when The Metacrisis Doctor and Jackie talk about Tony 

  4. Martha breaks the fourth wall as The Doctor and his companion fly the Earth back home 

  5. The Supreme Dalek's top piece has finger smudges on it

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]

Verdict

Whilst the previous two, two-parter stories have been a little on the downside of wrapping up a season, The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End certainly does the opposite. There is never a dull moment in the two action-packed, fast-paced episodes filled with none stop fun. From the pre-named Shadow Proclamation, to the return of Davros and Harriet Jones, the inclusion of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, mad Dalek Caan, the German speaking Daleks, the Crucible, the twenty-seven planets and moons in the sky, the Duplicate Doctor and the Doctor-Donna. The script never lingers moving from one plot point to another whilst developing all the series' favourite characters in new ways which makes every single one of them stronger than ever before. Full of incredibly designed visual effects shots bring a  new look and direction to Davros. Donna’s departure is handled well with Tate giving her all in her final few scenes. Nothing more could have been asked from Davies with this serial which meets everyone’s expectations. *****​

Number of Production Days: 5