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27 April 2013

Viewing Figure: 6.5M


The Tardis is taken salvage by the van Baalen brothers and The Doctor must find Clara before the ship's engines explode


Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara), Ashley Walters (Gregor van Baalen), Mark Oliver (Bram van Baalen)

Jahvel Hall (Tricky), Sarah Louise Madison, Ruari Mears, Paul Kasey (Time Zombies)

Uncredited Cast

Emma Feeney (Electronic Voice), Dennis Perry (van Baalen Snr [Photo])


Steve Thompson (Writer), Marcus Wilson (Producer), Mat King (Director), Crispin Layfield, Gordon Seed (Stunt Coordinators)

Andre Layne, Lewis Young (Stunt Performers), Jonathan Farmer (First Assistant Director)

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

Danielle Richards, Gareth Jones (Assistant Directors), Nicky James (Location Manager), Monty Till (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 (Assistant Accountant)

John Phillips (Assistant Script Editor), Rory Herbert (Script Supervisor), Joe Russell (Camera Operator)

James Scott, Chris Walmsley (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, Nick Powell, Gafin Riley, Gareth Sheldon (Electricians), Paul Spriggs (Supervising Art Director)

Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator), Adrian Greenwood, Holly Thurman (Production Buyers), Amy Pickwoad (Art Director)

Nandie Narishkin (Standby Art Director), Richard Hardy (Assistant Art Director), Donna Shakesheff (Art Department Coordinator)

Paul Smith (Props Master), Ian Griffin (Props Chargehand), Austin J Curtis, Jamie Farrell, Jamie Southcott (Prophands)

Helen Atherton, Rob Brandon (Standby Props), Mike Elkins, Paul Barnett (Dressing Props), Chris Lees (Graphic Designer)

Christina Tom (Graphic Artist), Bryan Nitch (Concept Artist), Andrew Wildman (Storyboard 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)

Katie Lee, Vivienne Simpson (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)

BBC Wales Visual Effects (Additional Visual Effects), Geraint Pari Huws (Online Editor), Mick Vincent (Colourist)

with thanks to The BBC National 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), Selina McArthur (Editor)

Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Jake Polonsky (Director of Photography), Denise Paul (Script Producer)

Des Hughes (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Caroline Skinner (Executive Producers)


Uncredited Crew

Denise Paul (Producer), Stephen Woolfenden (Director), David Mack, Grantly Butters (First Assistant Director), Gareth Webb

Charlotte Lailey De Ville, Matt Redd, Louisa Cavell, Harry Bunch (Assistant Director), Susannah Binding, Steve Walker (Script Supervisors)

Paddy Blake, Martin Stephens, Richard Stoddard (Camera Operators), Tristan Haley, Chris Samworth, Robin Horn

Leo Holba (Focus Pullers), James Holloway, Ellis Wyn Jones, Damien Roberts (Grip), Matt Lepper, Cai Thompson

Laurence Watson (Camera Assistants), Sam Reeves (Assistant Grip), Laura Coates, Chris Hughes, Tam Shoring (Sound Maintenance Engineers)

Gareth Meirion Thomas, Chrisitan Joyce (Sound Recordists), Simon Dennis, Stephen Pehrsson, Richard Stoddard (Director of Photography)


Filming Locations

  • Rear Warehouse, CUB Site, Celtic Way, Newport

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Argoed Isha Quarry, nr Llansannor, Rhonnda Cynon Taff


  • [all deaths that occur are later reversed]

Production Days

  • 17 Days between Tuesday 4 Septemebr - Wednesdsy 28 November 2012

Production Errors

  • [no known production errors]

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]


A high energy episode taking us deeper into the Tardis which has been done before 97 etc. but this time allows the Tardis to be a place of mystery and wonder than a cool spaceship which seems theoretically impossible. The production values are high end with special and visual effects galore. Some of which create landscapes reminiscent to early experimental silent movies from across the globe. The plot is fast paced which results in a rushed resolution which has to deal with three threats all at once – Time Zombies, the destruction of the Tardis and The Doctor saving Clara from a gruesome end. The three brothers bickering, acting all stupid does not live up to the strong willed space travellers they are supposed to be, Jahvel Hall is the strongest of the three. The cinematography is very drab, something which Doctor Who often excels at with the most interesting shots being achieved with SFX and green screens. The ending like the preceding serials has no actual ending and very little which explains what happened through visuals or good writing. ***​


Number of Production Days: 5

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