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21 - 28 May 2011

Viewing Figure: 7.35M/6.72M


At an acid-mining factory miners use 'Gangers' in dangerous situations but when a solar storm hits the Gangers change


Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory) Mark Bonnar (Jimmy), Marshall Lancaster (Buzzer)

Sarah Smart (Jennifer), Raquel Cassidy (Cleaves), Leon Vickers (Dicken), Frances Barber (Eye Patch Lady), Edmond Moulton (Adam)

Uncredited Cast

Hollie Jones (Young Jennifer), Darryl Adcock (Voice of the Captain), Rachel Bond, Maria Honeker (Female Corporates)

Eddy Martin, David Stock, Jerry Wilson (Male Corporates)


Matthew Graham (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Producer), Julia Simpson (Director), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Coordinator)

Gordon Seed, Annabel Canaven (Stunt Performers), Gareth Williams (1st Assistant Director)

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

Janine H Jones, Michael Curtis (Assistant Directors), Nicky James (Location Manager), Rhys Griffiths (Unit Manager)

Geriant Williams (Location Assistant), Steffan Morris (Production Manager), Claire Hildred (Production Coordinator)

Helen Blyth (Asst Production Coordinator), Scott Handock (Production Secretary), Charlie Coombes (Production Assistant)

Rhys Evans (Asst Production Accountant), Lindsay Alford (Script Executive), Caroline Henry (Script Editor)

Caroline Holder (Script Supervisor), Joe Russell (Camea Operator), Steve Rees, John Vidgen (Focus Pullers), Gary Newman (Grip)

Simon Ridge, Svetlana Miko, Matthew Lepper (Camera Assistants), Owen Charnley (Assistnt Grip) 

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

Ben Griffiths, Bob Milton, Alan Tippets,Stephen Slocombe (Electricians), Stephen Nicholas (Supervising Art Director)

Julian Luxton (Set Decorator), Ben Morris (Production Buyer), Ciaran Thompson (Standby Art Director)

Jackson Pope (Assistant Art Director), Richard Shaun Williams (Concept Artist), Paul Aitken (Props Master)

Adrian Anscombe (Props Buyer), Rhys Jones (Props Chargehand), Phill Shellard, Katherine Archer (Standby Props)

Martin Broadbent, Kristin Wilsher (Dressing Props), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist), Julia Jones (Draughtsman)

Kate Wilson (Petty Cash Buyer), Dan Martin (Design Assistant), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter), Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger)

Helen Atherton (Standby Painter), Jayne Davies (Store Person), Penny Howarth, Nicholas Robatto (Props Makers)

Medard Mankos (Props Driver), Albert James (Practical Electrician), Matthew Hywel-Davies (Construction Manager)

Scott Fisher (Construction Chargehand), BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics), Caroline McCall (Assistant Costume Designer)

Bobbie Peach (Costume Supervisor), Jason Gill, Yasemin Kascioglu, Emma Jone (Costume Assistants)

Pam Mullins (Make-Up Supervisor), Vivienne Simpson, Allison Sing (Make-Up Artists), Beewan Athwal (VFX Producer)

Alice Purser (Casting Associate), Becky Torman (Assistant Editor), Cat Gregory (VFX Editor), Nerys Davies (Post Production Supervisor) 

Marie Brown (Post Production Co-ordinator), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor), Matt Cox (ADR Editor)

Paul Jefferies (Sound Effects Editor), Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor), Jeremy Lott (Online Editor), Mick Vincent (Colourist)

Mark Bright (On-line Conform), with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted and orchesterated by Ben Foster

mixed by Jake Jackson, recorded by Gerry O'Riordan, Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director)

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

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

Real SFX (Special Effects), Prosthetics (Millennium FX), Jamie Pearson (Editor), Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer)

Balazs Bolygo (Director of Photography), Denise Paul (Associate Producer), Diana Barton (Line Producer)

Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis (Executive Producers)

Uncredited Crew

Bill Hartley (1st Assistant Director), Alex Williams (Assistant Director), Nicky Coles (Script Supervisor), James Scott (Focus Puller)

Cameron Lovegrove, Clive Baldwin (Grip), Gail Jenkinson (Camera Assistant), Emma Bevan (Costume Assistant)

Cathy Davies, Ros Wilkins (Make-Up Artists), Gareth Merion Thomas, Simon Koelmeyer (Sound Recordists)

Mark Waters (Director of Photography)


Filming Locations

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 1

  • Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff

  • Caerphilly Castle, Castle Street, Caerphilly

  • Neath Abbey, Neath

  • Chepstow Castle, Bridge Street, Chepstow

  • Atlantic College, St Donat's Castle, Llantwit Major

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 2

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 5

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 6

  • Welsh National Academy Building, Pierhead Street, Cardiff

  • Fillcare, Lanelay Road, Pontyclun, Llantrisant

  • Upper Boat Studios


  • Jimmy [hit by acid and slowly dies]

  • Buzzer [eaten by Ganger Jennifer]

  • Dicken [killed by Ganger Jennifer]

  • Jennifer [killed by her Ganger]

  • Jennifer Ganger 1 [killed by some acid]

  • Jennifer Ganger 2 [killed by The Doctor's Ganger]

  • Buzzer Ganger [electrocuted by Cleaves]

  • Cleaves Ganger [dies alongside The Doctor's Ganger]

  • The Doctor's Ganger [dies alongside Cleaves' Ganger]

Production Days

  • 29 Days between Tuesday 23 November 2010 - Monday 18 April 2011

Production Errors

Working Titles

  1. The cards on the top of the card pyramid differ between shot. The top left card changes from an eight of diamonds to a court card

  2. When The Tardis falls through the ceiling, the doors are facing away from the camera. However when the camera cuts back to the Tardis, the doors are facing the camera 

  3. When The Doctor and Buzzer discover Jennifer's body, Sarah Smart can be seen breathing 

  4. Whilst the Ganger Doctor and Ganger Cleaves hold the door shut, the Tardis dematerialises. When they turn around to dissolve Ganger Jennifer, the Tardis can be seen in the background 

  5. When The Doctor dissolves the Ganger Amy, the screwdriver is open. When the camera cuts to Rory, and back to The Doctor, the screwdriver is closed. In later scenes, the screwdriver is open again 

  • Gangers


A great two-parter filled with more original ideas – Doppelgängers and pitting them against their originals. The story is full of moral dilemmas and important questions which push every character to do everything they can to survive. A top-grade cast with equally top-grade written characters. Surprisingly, Arthur Darvill gives his best performance so far on the show. Matthew Graham writer of Fear Her provides a brilliant script and shows that a big budget and resources can go along way which Fear Her never got. There’s never a dull moment with Graham’s script and the Gangers are some of the all-around best ‘villains’ just a shame it had to lead into a disappointing next episode. ****​


Number of Production Days: 5

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