243) INTO THE DALEK

30 August 2014

Viewing Figure: 7.29M

Plot

The Doctor, Clara and a group of soldiers are miniaturised and sent into a Dalek to discover how it can have a conscience 

Cast

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Zawe Ashton (Journey Blue), Michael Smiley (Colonel Morgan Blue)

Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Laura Dos Santos (Gretchen), Ben Crompton (Ross), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Michelle Morris (School Secretary)

Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage), Ellis George (Courtney), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Daleks)

Uncredited Cast

Jonathan Lloyd (Kai), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Mat Doman, Claudio Laurini, Darren Swain, Mickey Lewis, Richard Highgate (Daleks) 

Crew

Phil Ford, Steven Moffatt (Writers), Nikki Wilson (Producer), Ben Wheatley (Director)

Crispin Layfield, Dani Biernat (Stunt Coordinators), Gordon Seed, Andy Merchant, James Pavey (Stunt Performers)

Simon Morris (First Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (Second Assistant Director), Danielle Richards (Third Assistant Director)

Gareth Jones, Chris Thomas (Assistant Directors), Iwan Roberts (Location Manager), Iestyn Hampson-Jones (Unit Manager)

Adam Knopf (Production Coordinator), Sandra Cosfield (Production Management Assistant)

Matthew Jones, Katie Player (Production Assistants), Bethan Griffiths (Assistant Accountant)

Simon Wheeler (Art Department Accountant), Steve Walker (Script Supervisor), Martin Stephens (Camera Operator)

Jonathan Vidgen, Matthew Waving (Focus Pullers), John Johnson (Grip)

Cai Thompson, Katy Kardasz, Geth Williams (Camera Assistants), Sean Cronin (Assistant Grip)

Tom Shoring, Christopher Goding (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Stephen Slocombe (Best Boy)

Gafin Riley, Andy Gardiner, Bob Milton, Gareth Sheldon (Electricians), Paul Spriggs (Supervising Art Director)

Vicki Stevenson (Art Director), Amy Pickwoad (Standby Art Director), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator)

Holly Thurman (Production Buyer), Donna Shakesheff, Helen O'Leary (Prop Buyers), Kartik Nagar, Julia Jones (Draughtspersons)

Paul Smith (Props Master), Kyle Belmont (Props Chargehand), Liam Collins, Gary Leech (Standby Props)

Jayne Davies, Mike Elkins, Jamie Farrell (Set Dressers), Jamie Southcott (Set Storeman), Ryan Milton (Assistant Storeman)

Chris Lees (Concept Artist), Christina Tom (Graphic Artist), Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter), Brian Griffiths (Standby Rigger)

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

Terry Horle (Construction Manager), Dean Tucker (Construction Chargehand)

John Sinnott, Chris Daniels, Lawrie Ferry, Matt Ferry, Julian Tucker, Mark Painter, Joe Painter (Carpenters)

Clive Clarke (Head Scenic Painter), Steve Nelms, Matt Weston (Scenic Painters), Jonathan Tylke (Construction Driver)

Claire Lynch (Costume Supervisor), Katarina Cappallazzi, Gemma Evans, Charlotte Bestwick (Costume Assistants)

Emma Cowen (Make-Up Supervisor), Alison Webb, Ann Marie Williams (Make-Up Artists), G;yn Evans (Unit Medic)

Alice Purser (Casting Associate), Katrina Aust, Carmen Sanchez-Roberts (Assistant Editors), Joel Skinner (VFX Editor)

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

Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor), Harry Barnes (Effects Editor), Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor), BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics)

Billy Hanshaw (Title Concept), Mark Hardyman (Online Editor), Gareth Spensley (Colourist)

conducted and orchestrated by Ben Fostermixed by Jake Jackson, recorded by Gerry O'Riordan

Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), Daleks created by Terry Nationwith thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director), Julie Scott (Production Executive), Derek Ritchie (Script Editor)

Nerys Davies (Post Production Supervisor), Jeff Dunn (Production Accountant), Deian Llyr Humphreys (Sound Recordist)

Howard Burden (Costume Designer), Claire Pritchard-Jones (Make-Up Designer), Murray Gold (Music)

Milk, BBC Wales VFX (Visual Effects), Real SFX (Special Effects), Millennium FX (Prosthetics), Will Oswald (Editor)

Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Magni Agustsson (Director of Photography), Tracie Simpson (Line Producer)

Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Peter Bennett (Producer), Nick Gillespie, Nikki Wilson, Rachel Talalay (Director)

Geoff Skelding, Bryan Moses, Gareth Jones (1st Assistant Director), Barry Phillips, Iain Atkinson, Harry Bunch (2nd Assistant Director)

Delmi Thomas, Barry Phillips, Gareth Jones, Anna Evans (3rd Assistant Director), Michael Williams, Nathaniel Carver, Amorette Darby

Kyran Davies (Assistant Directors), Nick Clarke, Kirstie Evans (Unit Manager), Anna Evans (Script Supervisor), Mark Waters, Rob Carter

Jon Priddle, Lawrence Jones, Rory Taylor (Camera Operators), Neil Brown, Chris Williams (Focus Pullers), Allan Hughes, Martyn Jones

Dave Summerfield (Grip), John Davis, Gareth Edward Evans, Max Friswell (Camera Assistants)

Robin Gerrard, Abdul Amoud (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Keeling (Gaffer), Francis Sparley (Best Boy)

Shaun Keane, Dan McCole (Electricians), Tim Upton, Matt Watt, Ryan Milton (Standby Props), Dave Mountstephens (Standby Rigger)

Anita Lad (Costume Supervisor), Becs Nowicka, Ian Fowler, Michelle McGrath, Claire Polydorou (Costume Assistants)

Amy Riley (Make-Up Supervisor), Gill Rees, Julie Davis, Roz Wilkins, Sarah Astley-Hughes, Charlotte Giles (Make-Up Artists)

Bryn Thomas, Tim Hunt, Christian Joyce, Brad Bower (Sound Recordists)

Mark Waters, Lawrence Jones, Nic Morris (Director of Photography)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Holton Primary School, Holton Road, Barry

  • Uskmouth Power Station, West Nash Road, Uskmouth

  • G24i, South Lake Drive, off Imperial Way, Newport

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • MOD St Athan, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan

Deaths

  • Gretchen [killed by The Dalek's antibodies]

  • Ross [killed by The Dalek's antibodies]

  • Daleks [killed by Rusty the Dalek]

  • Rebels [killed by Daleks]

Production Days

  • 19 Days between Saturday 24 January - Friday 23 May 2014

Production Errors

  1. A bouncing cushion can be seen inside the remains of an exploding Dalek

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]

Verdict

Into the Dalek is an impressive looking episode which expands The Dalek creature in numerous ways but fails to pay attention to anything before the show’s resurrection in 2005. The production is expensive with brilliant camerawork keeping the dimensions and miniaturised characters roaming through The Dalek alive and accurate. The plot is morally laden with questions that are never fully answered and which bring a positive light on the series’ most popular characters. Fluid animation and CGI shots are evident throughout which keep everything looking sleek and neat. The battle sequences are fine, but the ending fails to tell us how The Doctor and Clara got out of Rusty the Dalek. A good overall Dalek story which again fails to get the popular characters into anything out-of-this-world but nonetheless remains entertaining and fun. ***

 

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Number of Production Days: 5