224) THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG

1 October 2011

Viewing Figure: 7.67M

Plot

On the 22nd April 2011 time is stuck at 5:02pm because The Doctor wasn't killed at Lake Silencio

Cast

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory), Alex Kingston (River Song), Frances Barber (Madame Kovarian)

Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar), Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Richard Hope (Dr Malokeh), Marnix van der Broeke (The Silent)

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Dalek), Simon Callow (Charles Dickens), Sian Williams (Herself), Bill Turnbull (Himself)

Meredith Vieira (Newsreader), Niall Greig Fulton (Gideon Vandaleur), Sean Buckley (Barman), Mark Gatiss (Gantok)

Emma Campbell-Jones (Dr Kent), Katherine Burford (Nurse), Richard Dillane (Carter), William Morgan Sheppard (Canton Delaware)

Crew

Steven Moffat (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Producer), Jeremy Webb (Director), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Coordinator)

Nic Goodey, Andy Merchant (Stunt Performers), Nick Brown (1st Assistant Director)

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

Michael Curtis, Janine H Jones (Assistant Directors), Iwan Robers (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)

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

Steve Walker (Script Supervisor), Mark Smeaton (Camera Operator), Steve Rees, Jonathan Vidgen (Focus Pullers)

Dai Hopkins (Grip), Simon Ridge, Svetlana Miko, Matthew Lepper (Camera Assistants), Owen Charnley (Assistant Grip) 

Jeff Welch, Dafydd Parry (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings, Stephen Slocombe (Gaffers), Pete Chester (Best Boy)]

Ben Griffiths, Bob Milton, Alan Tippets (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, Helen Atherton (Standby Props), Tom Belton Kristin 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, Alan Hardy (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 Selway (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 Editors), Cat Gregory (VFX Editor)

Nerys Davies, Ceres Doyle (Post Production Supervisors), 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), Daleks created by Terry Nation

Silurians created by Malcolm Hulkewith 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)

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), Anthony Combes (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 (1st Assistant Director), Jenny Morgan (3rd Assistant Director), Ross Southard (Assistant Director)

Jason Keatley (Unit Manager), Nicky Coles, Vicky Cole (Script Supervisor), Martin Stephens (Camera Operator), James Scott

Mani Paliwala Baxter, Jame Phillips (Focus Pullers), Clive Baldwin (Grip), Kyle Brown, Gail Jenkinson (Camera Assistants)

Gary Sheppard (Assistant Grip), Tristran Peatfield (Standby Art Director), Austin Curtis (Standy Props), Gareth Thomas (Standby Carpenter)

Dave Mount Stephens (Standby Rigger), Cathy Davies, Meinir Jones-Lewis, Gill Rees (Make-Up Artists)

Gareth Merion-Thomas (Sound Recordist), Balazs Bloygo, Mark Waters (Director of Photography)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Lake Powell, Page, Arizona, USA

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 5

  • Hensol Castle, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan

  • Mir Steel, Corporation Road, Newport

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 1

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 2

  • Upper Boat Studios: Studio 6

  • Cardiff City Hall, Civic Centre, Cardiff

  • Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

  • St Mary Street, Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff

  • Wharton Street, Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff

  • Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff

  • Bute Park, Cardiff

  • Archer Road, Penarth

Deaths

  • [all deaths that happen occur in an alternative timeline so they don't count probably]

Production Days

  • 17 Days between Friday 19 November 2010 - Saturday 30 April 2011

Production Errors

  1. The Doctor's reflection in River's helmet isn't reversed, as it should be

  2. When Gantok falls into the pit of skull, his hat falls off. He has hit hat back on when is being devoured

  3. When River is about to kill The Doctor, she raises her hand towards him twice in the same scene 

  4. Time was frozen at 05:02:57, this changes to 05:03:06 when The Doctor and River Song touch hand in the pyramid base. However later on time has reset to 05:02:00

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]

Verdict

Seriously lacking on the drive and energy that other series finale have had and with nothing serviceable to save it from terrible 'Doctor Who'. Far too much is thrown in which either does not make sense or which does not benefit the narrative. The Silence are trapped in glass tanks, breakout and kill disposable characters while Churchill and Malkoeh appear, disappear and no one seems to notice or care. The plot is by far too fast-paced for its own good. Far too many out of the blue and repetitious moments make for a terrible episode. *​

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Number of Production Days: 5