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235) HIDE

20 April 2013

Viewing Figure: 6.61M


In Caliburn House, 1974 a couple of Ghost hunters are hunting for the legendary Witch of the Well


Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna Louise-Coleman (Clara), Dougray Scott (Alec Palmer), Jessica Raine (Emma Grayling)

Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Hila), Aidan Cook (The Crooked Man)


Neil Cross (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Producer), Jamie Payne (Director), Crispin Layfield, Gordon Seed (Stunt Coordinators)

John Bennet (First Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (Second Assistant Director), Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (Third Assistant Director)

Danielle Richards (Assistant Director), Nicky James (Location Manager), Geraint Williams (Unit Manager)

Isetyn Hampson-Jones (Location Assistant), Phillipa Cole (Production Manager), Claire Hildred (Production Coordinator)

Gabriella Ricci (Assistant Production Coordinator), Sandra Cosfield (Production Secretary)

Rachel Vipond, Samantha Price (Production Assistants), Rhys Evans, Justine Wooff (Assistant Production Accountants)

John Phillips (Assistant Script Editor), Steve Walker (Script Supervisor), Joe Russell (Camera Operator)

James Scott, Julius Ogden (Focus Pullers), Gary Norman (Grip), Meg de Koning, Sam Smithard, Evelina Norgren (Camera Assistants)

Owen Charnley (Assistant Grip), Ross Adams, Chris Goding (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer)

Stephen Slocombe (Best Boy), Bob Wilton, Gareth Sheldon, Steve Guy (Electricians), Paul Spriggs (Supervising Art Director)

Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator), Charlie Lynam, Adrian Greenwood  (Production Buyers), Amy Pickwoad (Art Director)

Helen Atherton (Standby Art Director), Richard Hardy (Assistant Art Director), Donna Shakesheff (Art Department Coordinator)

Paul Smith (Props Master), Ian Griffin (Props Chargehand), Austin J Curtis (Prophands), Rob Brandon (Standby Props)

Jayne Davies, Mike Elkins, Paul Barnett (Dressing Props), Chris Lees (Graphic Designer), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist)

Florence Tucker (Petty Cash Buyer), Will Pope (Standby Carpenter), Bryan Griffiths (Standby Rigger)

Christian Davies (Practical Electrician), Penny Howarth, Alan Hardy, Jamie Thomas (Props Makers), Gareth Fox (Prop Driver)

Terry Horle (Construction Manager), Dean Tucker (Construction Chargehand), John Pinkerton (Scenic Artist)

Fraser Purfit (Assistant Costume Designer), Carly Griffith (Costume Supervisor)

Katarina Cappallazzi, Gemma Evans (Costume Assistants), Sara Angharad, Julie Fox Pritchard  (Make-Up Artists) 

Alice Purser (Casting Associate), Becky Torman (Assistant Editor), Joel Skinner (VFX Editor), Tim Ricketts (Dubbing Mixer)

Matthew Cox (ADR Editor), Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor), Paul Jefferies (Sound Effects Editor), Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor)

Peter Anderson Studio (Graphics), Geraint Pari Huws (Online Editor), Mick Vincent (Colourist)

with thanks to The BBC Narional Orchestra of Wales, conducted and orchestrated by Ben Foster

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

Julie Scott (Production Executive), Nerys Davies (Post Production Supervisor), Jeff Dunn (Production Accountant)

Deian Llyr Humphreys (Sound Recordist), Howard Burden (Costume Designer), Barbara Southcott (Make-Up Designer)

Murray Gold (Music), The Mill (Visual Effects), Real SFX (Special Effects), Prosthetics (Millennium FX), Nick Arthur (Editor)

Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Mike Southon BSC (Director of Photography), Denise Paul (Script Producer)

Diana Barton (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Denise Paul (Producer), Saul Metzstein, Mat King, Stephen Woolfenden (Director), Ken Cumberland, David Mack, Nick Brown

Grantly Butters (First Assistant Director), Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch (Second Assistant Director), Delmi Thomas (Third Assistant Director)

Gareth Jones, Gareth Webb, Charlotte Lailey De Ville (Assistant Directors), Iwan Roberts (Location Manager), Monty Till (Unit Manager)

Claire Hildred (Production Manager), Gabriella Ricci (Production Coordinator), Susannah Binding (Script Supervisor)

Martin Stephens, Paddy Blake (Camera Operators), Svetlana Miko, Leo Holba, Robin Horn (Focus Pullers)

Damien Roberts, James Holloway (Grip), Cai Thompson, Laurence Watson, Matt Lepper (Camera Assistants), Sam Reeves (Assistant Grip)

Laura Coates, Chris Hughes (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Meinir Jones-Lewis, Pam Mullins (Make-Up Artists)

Chrisian Joyce (Sound Recordist), Stephan Pehrsson, Richard Stoddard, Simon Dennis (Director of Photography)

Phillipa Cole, Des Hughes (Line Producers) 


Filming Locations

  • Plas LLanmihangel, Llanmihangel, near Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

  • Tyntesfield House, Clevedon Rod, Wraxall, Bristol

  • Gethin Woodland Area, Merthyr Tydfil

  • Margam Country Park, Margam, Port Talbot

  • Hensol Castle, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios


  • [death fails to follow The Doctor this time]

Production Days

  • 15 Days between Tuesday 22 May - Tuesday 27 November 2012

Production Errors

  1. Several wires can be seen running from the Tardis to the equipment to open the wormhole so The Doctor can get to the pocket universe. However when Clara return the wires have vanished

  2. When The Doctor is wandering through the pocket universe, he removes his bow tie. His bow tie later appears and disappears between various camera shots

  3. There is a moment when Clara is holding a candelabra with a candle missing. When the camera changes, the candle has reappeared and is back on the candelabra 

Working Titles

  • Phantoms of the Hex

  • The Hider in the House


Your average but impressive ghost story meets science-fiction is yet again a confusing story which requires multiply viewings to understand. The script is fine but is plagued with puns, character inconsistencies and another love-relationship which has no build up or substance, something that has been tried out many times and failed every time. The whole thing looks impressive for a clearly designated budget saving story while production values are as interesting as watching paint dry. Some moments are too clever for their own good which incorporates credible science but again only makes sense to people who are interested in science. Somebody please learn how to write an ending which ties any loose ends up rather than having The Doctor running off and doing something heroic. ***​


Number of Production Days: 5

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