249) MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

11 October 2014

Viewing Figure: 7.11M

Plot

On board the Orient Express certain passengers die 66 seconds after they see the an immortal and deadly creature

Cast

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Frank Skinner (Perkins), David Bamber (Captain Quell)

John Sessions (Gus), Daisy Beaumont (Maisie), Janet Henfrey (Mrs Pitt), Christopher Villiers (Professor Moorhouse), Foxes (Singer)

Jamie Hill (Foretold)

Uncredited Cast

Murray Johnston (Maitre'd), Joanna Cooney, Victoria George-Veale (Waitresses), Joanna Cooney, Victoria George-Veale (Waitresses)

Chris Lane (Monocled Scientist Passenger), Tybulus Tyburn, David Hartley, Robert Parker-Munn, John Britton

Michael Hennessy (Male Scientist Passengers), Sandra Scott, Maggie Bainton, Kitty Moran, Ayaisha Griffiths (Female Scientist Passengers)

Maurice Spring, Essop Merrick, Harry Burt, Gerard Glynn (Male Passengers), Claire Delaney, Yuan Huang, Francesca Garcia, Lynn Thomas

Tilly Harris, Shyma Norton (Female Passengers), Ian Furey-King (Medic), Chester Durrant (Train Guard (Crazed Guard))

Steve Grant (Train Guard), Allan Gill (Train Guard (Mr Carlyle)), Lekan Latinwo (Barman), Matt Humphries

Scott Stevenson, Richard Michael, Luke Bailey (Kitchen Staff), Matthew Jones (Chef)  

Crew

Jamie Mathieson (Writer), Peter Bennett (Producer), Paul Wilmhurst (Director), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Coordinator [sic])

Scott Bates (1st Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director), Danielle Richards (3rd Assistant Director)

Gareth Jones, Chris Thomas, Jordan Wallace, Paul Rubery (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)

Mark McQuoid (Camera Operator), Jonathan Vidgen, John Ellis Jones (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 (Standby 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 Designer), Christina Tom (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, Nicola Rodd, 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), Dan Rawlings (VFX Editor), Samantha Price (Post Production Co-ordinator)

Mark Freda (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), 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), 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), Michael Williams (Assistant Director), Jamie Monks (Grip), Edd Dunning (Camera Assistant)

Paul Spriggs (Art Director), Simon Monks (Costume Supervisor), Tom Hopkins, Claire Polydorou, Pam Veran (Costume Assistants)

Ros Wilkins, Sarah Astley-Hughes, Bethan Jones, Kate Roberts, Charlotte Giles, Juliette Ireland, Sarah Griffiths, Dawn Thatcher

Meinir Jones-Lewis, Vicky Owen, Julie Fox (Make-Up Artists), Christian Joyce (Sound Recordist)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

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

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • Limpert Bay, The Leys, Gileston near Aberthaw, Vale of Glamorgan

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

Deaths

  • Hector Quell [killed by The Foretold]

  • Mrs Pitt [killed by The Foretold]

  • Professor Moorhouse [killed by The Foretold]

  • The Foretold [destroyed by Gus]

  • Chef [killed by The Foretold]

  • Train Guard [killed by The Foretold]

  • Kitchen Staff [sucked into space]

Production Days

  • 15 Days between Tuesday 20 May - Tuesday 10 June 2014

Production Errors

  1. When The Doctor berates Clara about smiling sadly, the singer sing 'I'll make a supersonic woman of you', however, her mouth moves to the line 'I'll make a supersonic man out of you'

  2. When Clara answers a call from The Doctor, the interface for her's phone's image gallery appears over the call

  3. When The Doctor realises that The Mummy is a soldier, he points at it with his right arm, in the next shot, he is pointing at the Mummy with his left arm  

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]

Verdict

Its full of steam ahead with this action-packed mystery story filled with a monster inspired by Universal Horror films and a setting so claustrophobic which aides the whole mummy mystery plot. Great effects and sets make everything look sleek and new and the script deals with some credible science here and there. The countdown clock is a brilliant touch of detail and the Mummy itself is a great villain for The Doctor to face. The plot seems to fail to mention when Clara lightened up and forgave The Doctor from the previous adventure, but Mathieson is not to fault because the stupid plot point was forced upon him. A surprising body count fills the cabins, and the cast are pretty good despite some botched lines and moments. The extras are poor, there have been worse. A good all-around adventure with a resolution that is slightly confusing. ****​

 

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