219) LET'S KILL HITLER

27 August 2011

Viewing Figure: 8.10M

Plot

When Amy and Rory's friend, Mels hijacks the Tardis it lands in the office of Adolf Hitler in 1938

Cast

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory), Alex Kingston (River Song), Nina Toussaint-White (Mels)

Caitlin Blackwood (Amelia Pond), Maya Glace-Green (Young Mels), Ezekiel Wigglesworth (Young Rory), Philip Rham (Zimmerman)

Richard Dillane (Carter), Amy Cudden (Anita), Davood Ghadami (Jim), Ella Kenion (Harriet), Albert Welling (Adolf Hitler)

Mark Killeen (German Officer), Paul Bentley (Professor Candy), Eva Alexander (Nurse), Tor Clark (Female Teacher)

Uncredited Cast

Andrew Marchant (Headmaster), Ian Darlington (Male Teacher), Pina Harrington (Headmistress), John Jenner (Janitor)

Jonathan Hart (Voice of the Antibodies)

Crew

Steven Moffat (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Producer), JRichard Senior (Director), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Coordinator)

Stephanie Carey, Gary Hoptrough, Andy J Smart, Jo McLaren, Gordon Seed (Stunt Performers), 

Steffan Morris (1st Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director), Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (3rd Assistant Director)

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

Geriant Williams (Location Assistant), Phillipa Cole, Claire Hildred (Production Managers)

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

Ceredig Parry (Asst Production Accountant), Lindsay Alford (Script Executive), Caroline Henry (Script Editor)

Steve Walker (Script Supervisor), Additional Photography: Sarah Bartles-Smith, Joe Russell (Camea Operator)

Steve Rees, Jonathan Vidgen (Focus Pullers), Dai Hopkins (Grip), Svetlana Miko, Simon Ridge, Matthew Lepper (Camera Assistants) 

Owen Charnley (Assistant Grip), Jeff Welch, Dafydd Parry (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer)

Pete Chester (Best Boy), Ben Griffiths, Bob Milton, Stephen Slocombe, Alan Tippets (Electricians)

Stephen Nicholas (Supervising Art Director), Julian Luxton (Set Decorator), Ben Morris (Production Buyer)

Dafydd Shurmer (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, Helen Atherton (Standby Props), Tom Belton, Kristian Wilsher (Dressing Props), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist)

Julia Jones (Draughtsman), Dan Martin (Design Assistant), Kate Wilson (Petty Cash Buyer), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter)

Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger), 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), Samantha Keeble (Assistant Costume Designer)

Vicky Salway (Costume Supervisor), Jason Gill, Yasemin Kascioglu, Frances Morris (Costume Assistants)

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

Alice Purser (Casting Associate), Becky Torman, Carmen Sanchez Roberts (Assistant Editor), Cat Gregory (VFX Editor)

Nerys Davies (Post Production Supervisor), Marie Brown (Post Production Co-ordinator), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer)

Paul McFadden (Dialogue 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), Will Oswald (Editor), Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Tim Palmer (Director of Photography)

Denise Paul (Associate Producer), Diana Barton (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis (Executive Producers)

 

Uncredited Crew

Marcus Wilson (Director), Sarah Davies, Bill Hartley, Marcus Wilson, Diana Barton (1st Assistant Director), Paul Daintree

Jenny Morgan (3rd Assistant Director), Harry Bunch, Ross Southard (Assistant Directors), Iwan Roberts (Location Manager)

Bob Gurney (Unit Manager), Elaine Matthews, Nicky Coles, Vicky Cole, Phillipa Cole (Script Supervisors)

Jamie Scott, Jamie Phillips, Terry Bartlett (Focus Pullers), Martin Peters, Clive Baldwin (Grip), Gail Jenkinson (Camera Assistant)

Gary Sheppard (Assistant Grip), Ciaran Thompson, Tristan Peatfield (Standby Art Director), Dewi Thomas (Prop Master)

Austin Curtis (Standby Props), Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter), Dave Mount Stephens (Standby Rigger), Emma Bevan, Caroline Thorpe

Nicola Rodd, Sally Mason, Louise Martin, Phoebe Radula-Scott (Costume Assistants)

Gareth Merion Thomas, Nigel Albermaniche (Sound Recordists), Balazs Bloygo, Mark Waters (Director of Photography) 

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 1

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 5

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 6

  • Temple of Peace, College Road, Cardiff

  • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Guildhall Road, Swansea

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 2

  • Cyfartha Castle High School, Cyfartha Castle Park, Merthyr Tydfil

  • Hensol Castle, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan

  • Penmark Place, Penmark, near Barry

Number of Production Days: 19

Deaths

  • Zimmerman [killed by the Anti-bodies]

  • Nazi Officer [possibly killed by the Anti-bodies but unconfirmed]

Production Days

  • 19 Days between Tuesday 22 March - Monday 11 July 2011

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]

Production Errors

  1. After Rory asks. 'How can they just disappear?', two antibodies appears, but in the next shot there are three

  2. When the poisoned Doctor is in the Tardis, his arm is on the bannister, but in next shot, his arm is by his side

  3.  Carter's cup falls to the ground and is heard smashing at one point. In the next shot there is no evidence of this

  4. If Mels was shot by Adolf Hitler, where is the bullet hole in her dress? And why is there no blood?

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]

Verdict

Things continues to get worse for series six as yet another disappointing episode flies in which leads to nowhere. The child acting is unbearable. What sort of line in a 'Doctor Who' episode is ‘Is he hot?’, I mean seriously? There has never been an episode where a historical figure has been crammed in and simply thrown away, literally, ever in the history of the show. The cast are poor, really poor, with performances which suggest a lack of direction and interest. We continue with the River Song plotline and while Alex Kingston loves playing a psychopath nothing can save her from the corny writing and terrible plot. The episode totally fakes out when it makes us think The Doctor has been killed off, if that were the case the episode would have cut to the end credits after he dies. The plot does call for River Song to kill The Doctor but why does it need be a serious fake out? Shockingly bad. *​

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Number of Production Days: 5