221) THE GIRL WHO WAITED

10 September 2011

Viewing Figure: 7.60M

Plot

On the planet Apalapucia The Doctor and Rory are separated from Amy into different time streams which run at different speed

Cast

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory), Josie Taylor (Check-In Girl), Imelda Staunton (Voice of Interface)

Uncredited Cast

Barbara Fadden, Naomi Berners, Louise Bowen, Victoria, Astrid Hall, Nathalie Cuzner (Handbots), Nathalie Cuzner (Rorybot)

Stephen Bracken-Keogh (Voice of Handbots)

Crew

Tom MacRae (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Producer), Nick Hurran (Director), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Coordinator)

Gordon Seed (Assistant Stunt Coordinator), Belinda McGinley, Stephanie Carey (Stunt Performers)

William Hartley (1st Assistant Director), Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (2nd Assistant Director), Janine H Jones (3rd Assistant Director)

Danielle Richards (Assistant Director), Nicky James (Location Manager), Rhys Griffiths (Unit Manager)

Geraint Williams (Location Assistant), Phillipa Cole (Production Manager), Claire Hildred (Production Coordinator)

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

Kristina Raschboeck (Asst Production Accountant), Lindsay Alford (Script Executive), Caroline Henry (Script Editor)

Elaine Matthews (Script Supervisor), James Leigh (Camera Operator), Steve Rees, Jonathan Vidgen (Focus Pullers)

Gary Newman (Grip), Simon Ridge, Matthew Lepper, Elliot Hale (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), Kate Wilson (Decorator/Buyer), Amy Pickwoad (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, Kristin Wilsher (Dressing Props), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist), Julia Jones (Draughtsman), Dan Martin (Design Assistant)

Helen O'Leary (Petty Cash Buyer), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter), Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger), Jayne Davies (Store Person)

Alan Hardy, 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), Cat Lovett (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 (Assistant Editor), Cat Gregory (VFX Editor), Nerys Davies (Post Production Supervisor) 

Marie Brown (Post Production Co-ordinator), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer), Matthew Cox (ADR Editor)

Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor), Paul Jefferies (Sound Effects Editor), Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor), Jeremy Lott (Online Editor) 

Mick Vincent (Colourist), Mark Bright (Online Conform), with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales 

conducted and orchesterated 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)

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), Handbot Design: Robert Allsop & Associates, Tim Porter (Editor), Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer)

Owen McPalin (Director of Photography), Denise Paul (Associate Producer), Diana Barton (Line Producer)

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

Uncredited Crew

James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director), Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (3rd Assistant Director), Janine H Jones, Michael Curtis, Alex Williams

Harry Bunch, Iestyn Hampson Jones (Assistant Directors), Gail Jenkinson, Katie Kardasz (Camera Assistants), Gary Sheppard (Assistant Grip)

Ian Redmond (Standby Rigger), Vicky Selway (Costume Supervisor), Phoebe Radula-Scott, Amanada Hambleton (Costume Assistants)

Ros Wilkins, Julie Fox (Make-Up Artists)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 5

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 6

  • Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

  • Uskmouth Power Station, West Nash Road, Newport

  • Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

  • Johnsey Estates, Mamhilad Park Industrial Estate South, Pontypool

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 1

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 2

  • Upper Boat Studios

Deaths

  • Older Amy [erased from existance]

  • Handbots [killed in many ways]

Production Days

  • 17 Days between Wednesday 23 February - Tuesday 26 April 2011

Production Errors

  1. Old Amy talks to Rory about his face, when he carried the Young Amy into the Tardis However Rory's back was turned when he carried Young Amy back into the Tardis 

Working Titles

  • Kindness

  • The Visiting Hour

  • The Visitors Room

Verdict

A lamely written episode which tries to put Amy in good light but considering he attitude and treatment towards Rory she has a lot of making up to do. The Handbots are beyond useless who can only say a maximum of two or three lines making them bland, one-dimensional and overtly terrible threats. The whole episode is not memorable and watching in one good would call for a few breaks here and there. *

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Number of Production Days: 5