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17 April 2010

Viewing Figure: 8.2M


In the middle of the London Blitz, The Daleks claim to be friendly but The Doctor believes they have something sinister planned


Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Ian McNeice (Churchill), Bill Paterson (Bracewell), Nina De Cosimo (Blanche)

Tim Wallers (Childers), Nicholas Pegg (Dalek 1), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek 2), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Voices)

Susannah Fielding (Lilian), James Albrecht (Todd), Colin Prockter (Air Raid Warden)

Uncredited Cast

Ben Ashley (Dalek), Jon Davey (White Dalek), Mathew Doman (Blue Dalek), Joe White (Red Dalek), Jeremy Harvey (Orange Dalek)

Sean Saye (Yellow Dalek), Christopher Miller (Danny Boy), Mark Gatiss (Voice of Danny Boy), Rob Caisey, John Childs, Tim Cooper

Matthew Doman, Jamie Jones, Richard Knott, Matthew Lias, John Ninnis, Jamie Wainwright (Marines), Dominic Kynaston (Technician)


Mark Gatiss (Writer), Peter Bennett (Producer), Andrew Gunn (Director), Daleks created by Terry Nation

Steve Robinson (1st Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director), Heddi Joy Taylor Welch (3rd Assistant Director)

Nicola Eynon Price, Laura Jenkins (Runners), Gareth Skelding, Paul Davies (Location Managers), Rhys Griffiths (Unit Manager)

Geraint Williams (Assistant Unit Manager), Steffan Morris (Production Manager), Jess van Niekerk (Production Co-ordinator)

Claire Thomas (Production Management Asst), Sian Warrilow (Production Runner), Carole Wakefield (Asst Production Accountant)

Brian Minchin (Script Editor),  Non Eleri Hughes (Continuity), Martin Stephens (Camera Operator)

Steve Rees, Shirley Schumacher (Focus Pullers), John Robinson (Grip), Tom Hartley, Jon Vidgen (Camera Assistants)

Dafydd Parry (Boom Operator), Jeff Welch (Sound Maintenance Engineer), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Peter Chester (Best Boy)

Ben Griffiths, Steve Slocombe, Bob Milton, Alan Tippets (Electricians), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Co-ordinator)

Stewart James (Stunt Performer), Stephen Nicholas (Supervising Art Director), James North (Associate Designer)

Amy Pope (Art Dept Co-ordinator), Ben Morris (Production Buyer), Arwel Wyn Jones (Set Decorator), Catherine Samuel (Props Buyer)

Dafydd Shurmer (Standby Art Director), Ben Austin (Set Designer), Rob Knipping (Storyboard Artist) 

Richard Shaun Williams, Peter McKinstry (Concept Artists), Jackson Pope (Graphic Artist), Phill Shellard, Tom Evans (Standby Props)

Will Pope (Standby Carpenter), Keith Freeman (Standby Rigger), Ellen Woods (Standby Painter), Paul Aitken (Props Master) 

Matt Wild (Props Chargehand), Martin Broadbent, Rhys Jones (Dressing Props), Penny Howarth, Nicholas Robatto (Props Makers)

Albert James (Practical Electrician), Matthew Hywel-Davies (Construction Manager), Scott Fisher (Construction Chargehand)

John Pinkerton, John Whalley (Scenic Artists), BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics), Framestore (Title Sequence)

Linda Bonaccorsi (Costume Supervisor), Sara Morgan, Maria Franchi (Costume Assistants), Pam Mullins (Make-Up Supervisor)

Abi Brotherton, Morag Smith (Make-Up Artists), Andy Brierley, Alice Purser (Casting Associates), Cat Gregory (Assistant Editor)

Ceres Doyle (VFX Editor), Chris Blatchford, Samantha Hall (Post Prod. Supervisors), Marie Brown (Post Prod. Co-ordinator)

Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Paul McFadden (Supervising Sound Editor), Paul Jefferies (Sound Effects Editor)

Helen Dickson (Foley Editor), Mick Vincent (Colourist), Matthew Clarke, Mark Bright (On-line Conform)

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

Julie Scott (Production Executive), Ceri Tothill (Production Accountant), Bryn Thomas (Sound Recordist)

Ray Holman (Costume Designer), Barbara Southcott (Make-Up Designer), The Mill (Visual Effects), Real SFX (Special Effects)

Millennium SFX (Prosthetics), Murray Gold (Music), John Richards (Editor), Edward Thomas (Production Designer) 

Graham Frake (Director of Photography), Patrick Schweitzer (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis (Executive Producers)


Uncredited Crew

Sian Lewis (Runner), Bobby Williams (Unit Manager), Luke Brown (Camera Assistant), Louise Martin (Costume Assistant)

Cathy Davies, Julie Davies (Make-Up Artists)



Filming Locations

  • The Bunker, Joint Resilience Unit, Lilliput Lane, West Cross, Swansea

  • Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff

  • Jacobs Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff

  • Brackla Bunkers, Brackla, Bridgend

  • JR Freeman Cigar Factory, Penarth Road, Cardiff

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 1, Trefforest

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 2, Trefforest

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 6, Trefforest


  • Dalek 1 [blasted into nothingness]

  • Dalek 2 [blasted into nothingness]

  • Dalek [blasted into nothingness]

  • Marines [two are exterminated by a Dalek]

  • Spitfire Pilot 1 [shot down by the Dalek saucer]

  • Spitfire Pilot 2 [shot down by the Dalek saucer]

  • Reg [killed during an Air Raid]


Production Days

  • 14 Days between Friday 21 August - Wednesday 23 September 2009

Production Errors

  1. Towards the end of the episode, Churchill bends down to light a cigar and then puts it in his mouth. When the he gets up the cigar is nowhere to be seen 

  2. There are numerous points in the episode when the Dalek's earlights fail to light when the Dalek is speaking 

  3. When the Spitfire Pilots fire red lasers, the cockpits glow green

  4. When the Tardis dematerialises it causes wind to blow against Churchill and Amy, and their clothes  are affected. However Churchill's cigar smoke is unaffected and drifts towards the Tardis

  5. During many scenes where the Ironside Daleks are present, the grill parts of their casing often look ripped, but in other scenes they are intact 

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]


The Daleks are on a downward spiral here which is a shame because the New Paradigm is fantastic with deeper voices from Nicholas Briggs. The script is written well and has a good pace to it but again nothing much interesting happens nor is there anything that exciting or absorbing. The script is full of surprise, the Green Daleks and Bracewell being a robot and a bomb. The ending is your classic, The Doctor has a chance to stop The Daleks but misses them by mere seconds. The production values are admirable – the War Rooms, the lighting and costume direction and camera movements makes you feel like you’re in the middle of something dangerous. A good effort, not great. ***​


Number of Production Days: 5

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