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4 October 2014

Viewing Figure: 6.91M


The Doctor, Clara and Courtney land on the Moon in the year 2048 and discover the Moon is actually an alien egg-yes really


Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Ellis George (Courtney)

Hermione Norris (Lundvik), Tony Osoba (Duke), Phil Nice (Henry), Christopher Dane (McKean)


Peter Harness (Writer), Peter Bennett (Producer), Paul Wilmhurst (Director), Crispin Layfield, Gordon Seed (Stunt Coordinators)

Annabel Canaven (Stunt Performers), Scott Bates (1st Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director)

Danielle Richards (3rd Assistant Director), Gareth Jones, Chris Thomas (Assistant Directors), Iestyn Hampson-Jones (Location Manager)

Nick Clark (Unit Manager), Adam Knopf (Production Coordinator), Sandra Cosfield (Assistant Production Coordinator)

Medyr Llewelyn (Producion Secretary), Matthew Jones, Katie Player (Production Assistants), Bethan Griffiths (Assistant Accountant)

Maria Hurley (Art Department Accountant), Steve Walker (Script Supervisor), David P Davis (Script Editor)

Martin Stephens, Mark McQuoid (Camera Operators), Jonathan Vidgen, Matthew Waving, Chris Samworth (Focus Pullers)

John Johnson (Grip), Cai Thompson, Katy Kardasz, Gethin Williams (Camera Assistants), Sean Cronin (Assistant Grip)

Tam 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), Jim McCallum (Stand by Art Director), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator)

Helen O'Leary (Production Buyer), May Johnson, Vicki Male (Prop Buyers), Kartik Nagar (Draughtsperson)

Paul Smith (Props Master), Kyle Belmont (Props Chargehand), Liam Collins, Ian Davies, Medard Mankos (Standby Props)

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

Chris Lees (Concept Artist), Nina Dunn (Graphic Artist), Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter), Bryan 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, Tim Burke (Carpenters)

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

Carly Griffith (Assistant Costume Designer), Anita Lad (Costume Supervisor)

Michelle McGrath, Gemma Evans, Charlotte Bestwick (Costume Assistants), Amy Riley (Make-Up Supervisor)

Emma Cowen, Ann Marie Williams (Make-Up Artists), Glyn 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 Jacksonrecorded by Gerry O'Riordan

Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Sur-Films Production & Services SL, Timanfaya National ParkAndy 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), Claire Pritchard-Jones (Make-Up Designer), Murray Gold (Music)

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

Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Ashley Rowe (Director of Photography), Tracie Simpson (Line Producer)

Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Aled Ellis (2nd Assistant Director), Kyran Davies, Michael Williams (Assistant Directors), Ismael Curbelo (Location Manager)

Sara Gancedo (Production Coordinator), Isabel Garcia (Production Assistant), Alf Tramontin (Camera Operator), Neil Brown, Jennifer Oladeinde

Trevor Speed (Focus Pullers), Claire Polydorou (Costume Assistant), Ros Wilkins, Sarah Astley-Hughes, Charlotte Giles (Make-Up Artists)


Filming Locations

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • Carretera LZ 56, near Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

  • The Power House, Unit G, Cardiff Bay Business Centre, Splott, Cardiff

  • College Buildings, 1 Courtenay Road, Splott, Cardiff

  • Aberavon Dunes, Purcell Avenue, Port Talbot

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4


  • Duke [killed by a giant spider]

  • Henry [killed by a giant spider]

Production Days

  • 14 Days between Monday 5 May - Thursday 5 June 2014

Production Errors

  • [no known production errors]​​

Working Titles

  • Return to Sarn


A very poor episode indeed resorting to a cheap plot about the Moon being an egg and the end result is a complete embarrassing disaster. There is very little to highlight in this one that can save it. The episode is full of clichés, horrible, edited scenes, horrible and forced lines. The less said about the totally unnecessary Courtney who provides nothing to the plot or The Doctor or the resolution or anything the better. Horrible acting all around, equally terrible deliveries and stupid lines makes this one of the all-time worst in recent years of the show. The Doctor is reduced to being a coward and a disgrace despite saving the planet Earth like a million times before hand. Totally unless and boring. Utter rubbish. *​



Number of Production Days: 5

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