208) AMY'S CHOICE

15 May 2010

Viewing Figure: 7.55M

Plot

Amy and Rory are married, expecting a baby in Leadworth, or are they still with The Doctor heading towards a dead star?

Cast

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory), Toby Jones (The Dream Lord), Nick Hobbs (Mr Nainby)

Joan Linder (Mrs Hamill), Audrey Ardington (Mrs Poggit)

Uncredited Cast

Channon Jacobs (Teacher), Andy Jones (Postman)

Crew

Simon Nye (Writer), Tracie Simpson (Producer), Catherine Morshead (Director), Kiaran Murray-Smith (1st Assistant Director)

James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director), Heddi Joy Taylor Welch (3rd Assistant Director)

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

Holly Pullinger (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), Richard Stoddard (Camera Operator)

Matthew Poynter (B Camera Operator), Steve Rees (Focus Puller), John Robinson (Grip), Tom Hartley, Jon Vidgen (Camera Assistants)

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

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

Gordon Seed, Belinda McGinley, Dani Biernat, Helen Steinway-Bailey (Stunt Performers), Stephen Nicholas (Supervising Art Director)

Jackson Pope (Assistant Art Director), Amy Oakes (Art Dept Co-ordinator), Ben Morris (Production Buyer), Keith Dunne (Set Decorator)

Catherine Samuel (Props Buyer), Ellen Woods (Standby Art Director), Al Roberts (Set Designer), James Iles (Storyboard Artist) 

Richard Shaun Williams, Peter McKinstry (Concept Artists), Phill Shellard, Tom Evans (Standby Props), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter) 

Keith Freeman (Standby Rigger), Clive Clarke (Standby Painter), Paul Aitken (Props Master) 

Matt Wild (Props Chargehand), Martin Broadbent, Philip Everett-Lyons (Dressing Props), Tom Belton (Art Department Driver)

Barry Jones (Props Fabrication Manager), Penny Howarth, Nicholas Robatto (Props Makers), Albert James (Practical Electrician) 

Matthew Hywel-Davies (Construction Manager), Scott Fisher (Construction Chargehand), Mark Hill (Construction Workshop Manager)

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

Bobbie Peach (Costume Supervisor), Sara Morgan, Maria Franchi (Costume Assistants), Nikki Lightfoot (Costume Trainee)

Pam Mullins (Make-Up Supervisor), Abi Brotherton, Morag Smith (Make-Up Artists), Becky Trotman (Assistant Editor)

Cat Gregory (VFX Editor), Ceres Doyle, Nerys Davies (Post Prod. Supervisors), Marie Brown (Post Prod. Co-ordinator)

Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Paul McFadden (Sound Supervising), Matthew Cox (Dialogue Editor)

Paul Jefferies (Sound Effects Editor), Jon Everett (Colourist), Geraint Parri Huws, Jeremy Lott (On-line Conform) 

with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted and orchestrated by Ben Fostermixed by Jake Jackson

recorded by Gerry O Riordan, 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), BBC Wales Graphics (Visual Effects)

Murray Gold (Music), Jamie Pearson (Editor), Tristran Peatfield (Production Designer), Erik Wilson (Director of Photography) 

Patrick Schweitzer (Line Producer), Piers Wenger, Beth Willis, Steven Moffat (Executive Producers)

 

Uncredited Crew

Jonathan Hunter (1st Assistant Director), Arwel Wyn Evans, Alison Jones (3rd Assistant Director),   Chris Reynolds (Focus Puller)

Clive Baldwin (Grip), Simon Rudge (Camera Assistant), Maxine Brown (Costume Assistant), Cathy Davies, Alison Singh (Make-Up Artists)

Jeff Matthews (Sound Recordist), Simon Archer (Director of Photography)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 1, Trefforest

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 2, Trefforest

  • Skenfrith Village, Skenfrith, Monmouthshire

  • Keepers Cottage, St Mary's Church, nr Cowbridge

  • AP Young Butchers, 10 Church Street, Llantwit Major

  • Laneley Hall, Pontyclun, Llantrisant

  • Eglwysilan Road, Eglwysilan, Abertridwr, Caerphilly

Deaths

  • [all deaths that happen in the episode occur in dreams

Production Days

  • 15 Days between Thursday 18 February - Saturday 20 March 2010

Production Errors

  1. When Rory and Amy are running away from Eknodine, there is no mud on Rory's back, despite the fact that he thrown on his back into mud just a minute before 

  2. When the Dream Lords talks to Amy, some snow brushes off of her and bounces off of him. This shouldn't have happened, the snow should have passed through him

Working Titles

  • The Dream Lord

Verdict

For the first time, in a long time 'Doctor Who' takes a looks at the world of dreams where there are two worlds in which The Doctor, Amy and Rory must decide which is real and which is fake. Toby Jones provides one of the best villain performances playing the Dream Lord with a whole sleuth of personality traits and characteristics. Production values are at an all-time high as is the finished product. The script is very humours matching an ancient alien race with an army of Old people which can provide some funny moments. Whilst there are a bit too many puns and a forced love-triangle story the whole thing looks great. **** ​

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Number of Production Days: 5