252) DARK WATER/DEATH IN HEAVEN

1 - 8 November 2014

Viewing Figure: 7.34M/7.60M

Plot

Missy is using the recent deceased to build an army of Cybermen and a terrible sacrifice must be made to save the day

Cast

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Michelle Gomez (The Master), Joan Blackham (Woman)

Sheila Reid (Gran), Chris Addison (Seb), Andrew Leung (Dr Chang), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart)

Sanjeev Bhaskar (Colonel Ahmed), Antonio Bourouphael (Boy), Shane Keogh-Grenade (Teenage Boy), Katie Bignell (Teenage Girl)

James Pearse (Graham), Jeremiah Krage (Cyberman), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Cybermen), Nick Frost (Santa Claus)

Uncredited Cast

Mat Doman, Simon Carew, Martin Challinor, Steve Lathwell, Toby Ratray (Cybermen)

Crew

Steven Moffat (Writer), Peter Bennett (Producer), Rachel Talalay (Director), Crispin Layfield, Jo McLaren (Stunt Coordinators)

Rob Pavey, Belinda McGinley, Nellie Burroughes (Stunt Performers), Simon Morris (1st Assistant Director)

James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director), Danielle Richards (3rd Assistant Director), Gareth Jones, Chris Thomas (Assistant Directors)

Sean Evans, Kyle Davies (Unit Drivers), Iestyn Hampson-Jones (Location Manager), Nick Clark (Unit Manager)

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

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, Jason Oxley (Focus Pullers), John Johnson (Grip), Cai Thompson, Katy Kardasz, Tom Rowe (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, Garry Owen (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 (Standby Props), Jayne Davies, Scott Howe, Jamie Farrell (Set Dressers), Jamie Southcott (Storeman)

Ryan Milton (Assistant Storeman), Chris Lees (Concept Artist), 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), Melissa Cook (Costume Supervisor)

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

Amy Riley, Ann Marie Williams (Make-Up Artists), Glyn Evans (Unit Medic), Alice Purser (Casting Associate)

Katrina Aust, Will Burgess, Joshua Williams (Assistant Editors), Dan Rawlings (VFX Editor)

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

Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor), Harry Barnes, Helen Dickson (Effects Editors), Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor)

BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics), Billy Hanshaw (Title Concept), Geraint Pari Huws (Online Editor)

Gareth Spensley (Colourist), conducted and orchestrated by Ben Fostermixed by Jake Jacksonrecorded by Gerry O'Riordan

Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), The Cybermen created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis 

with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, 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), Will Oswald (Editor)

Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Rory Taylor (Director of Photography), Tracie Simpson (Line Producer)

Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Paul Wilmhurst (2nd Unit Director), Gareth Jones, Medyr Llewellyn (3rd Assistant Directors), Rhodri Wyn Davies, Medyr Llewellyn

Bedwyr Gullidge, Aaron Lloyd, Michael Williams, James Cleave, Rhun Llewellyn, Nick Golding (Assistant Directors)

Iwan Roberts (Location Manager), Angela Godfrey (Script Supervisor), Stuart Biddlecombe, Ali Upcraft (Camera Operator)

Joe Bullen (Camera Operator [2nd Unit]), Ross Pimlott, Jason Oxley, Jason Cuddy, Aled Jenkins, Paul Andrew, Julius Ogden (Focus Puller)

Luke Jefferson (Focus Puller [2nd Unit]), Neil Brown (Focus Puller [3rd Unit]), Richie Holt, Gary Shepeard (Grip), Dave Clark (Grip [Splinter Unit])

Hannah McKimm, Dan Alexander, James Brown, Elliot Hale, Sarah Jones, Ali Upcraft (Camera Assistants)

Sarah Jones (Camera Assistant [2nd Unit]), Dan Toomer (Camera Assistant [3rd Unit]), Gareth Robinson, Ellis Wyn Jones (Assistant Grip)

Vis Sopjani (Assistn Grip [Spinter Unit]), James Parry, Dan Parry (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Jeremy Middleton (Electrician)

Sian Hughes (Art Director), Ian Davies, Sian M Hughes (Standby Art Director), Ian Redmond (Standby Rigger)

Tom Hopkins, Jill Blundell (Costume Assistants), Dawn Thatcher, Bethan Jones, Steve Williams (Make-Up Artists), Tim Surrey

Jon Thomas, Gareth Meirion Thomas (Sound Recordists), Stuart Biddlecombe (Director of Photography)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Enfys Studios, Portmanmoor Road, Splott, Cardiff

  • Trade Street Café, 4 Trade Street, Cardiff

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: GF52

  • National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • The Friary, Cardiff

  • Llanelli Cemetery, off Frondeg Terrace, Llanelli

  • MOD St Athan, St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan

  • College Buildings, 1 Courtenay Road, Splott, Cardiff

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • Queen Street, Cardiff

  • Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff

  • Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, London

  • Peter's Hill, London

  • St Paul's Cathedral West End, St Paul's Churchyard, London

  • Park Davies, Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool

  • Mamhilad Estate, Pontypool

Deaths

  • Danny Pink [killed when Nethersphere collapsed]

  • Seb [disintegrated by Missy for being annoying]

  • Dr Chang [disintegrated by Missy]

  • Colonel Ahmed [pulled out of a plane by a Cyberman]

  • Osgood [disintegrated by Missy]

  • Cybermen [explode]

    • possibly others in the Nethersphere​

Production Days

  • 30 Days between Monday 16 June - Monday 22 September 2014

Production Errors

  1. When Danny answers his mobile phone, Clara is the one calling him. However, Clara's mobile phone clearly says 'Danny calling' which means Danny is the one who phoned her. The message still reads 'Danny calling', throughout the conversation scene 

  2. When Missy drops her hat, a passer-by hugs one of the Cybermen and squeezes its arm. This causes a part of the rubber costume to fold in

  3. When Missy has the side of the phone blown off, she has a wrist device on. The device disappears when she tells the Cybermen to blow the plane up, then the device returns in the next shot 

  4. When The Doctor prepares to kill Missy, he is holding her device the wrong way. The beam which emits from the device is pointing towards the ground 

Working Titles

  • [no known working titles]

Verdict

A highly inventive and imaginable series finale which reminiscences popular moments from various Cybermen stories in the past. The plot is confusing at times and overly long and boring with a few character inconsistencies, especially The Master. The Master has always been mad and unsettling, but the character feels a little over the top and some of the past incarnations would call Gomez’s incarnation super mad and totally not ‘him’. Michelle Gomez is superb thought. Plenty of visual gags and great production values are evident in production design which manages to get some excellently designed CGI battle sequences. It’s nice to see The Doctor pursue the wonders and mysteries of the afterlife but even then its gets quite boring and tedious. Overall its fine but nothing that exciting or totally memorable. It’s a shame that this is the series finale but its fine. ***

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Number of Production Days: 5