257) THE WOMAN WHO LIVED

24 October 2015

Viewing Figure: 6.11M

Plot

While searching for a powerful artefact, The Doctor meets Ashildr [again] and can't decide whether she is his friend or enemy

Cast

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Maisie Williams (Me), Rufus Hound (Sam Swift), Gareth Berliner (Coachman)

Elisabeth Hopper (Lucie Fanshawe), John Voce (Mr Fanshawe), Struan Rodger (Clayton), Gruffudd Glyn (Pikeman Lloyd Llewellyn)

Reuben Johnson (Pikeman William Stout), Ariyon Bakare (Leandro), Daniel Fearn (Crowd 1), Karen Seacombe (Crowd 2)

John Hales (Hangman), Will Brown (Voice of the Knightmare) 

Crew

Catherine Tregenna (Writer), Derek Ritchie (Producer), Ed Bazalgette (Director), Crispin Layfield (Stunt Coordinator)

Rob Pavey, Annabel Canaven (Stunt Performers), Scott Bates (First Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (Second Assistant Director)

Danielle Richards (Third Assistant Director), Chris Thomas, Gareth Jones (Assistant Directors), Sean Evans, Kyle Davies (Unit Drivers)

Nick Clark (Location Manager), Iestyn Hampson-Jones (Unit Manager), Steffan Morris (Production Manager)

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

Hannah Jones, Jamie Shaw (Production Assistants), Justine Woolf (Assistant Accountant), Bethan Griffiths (Art Department Accountant)

Steve Walker (Script Supervisor), Lindsay Alford (Script Executive), Nick Lambon (Script Editor), Mark McQuoid (Camera Operator)

Jonathan Vidgen, Steve Rees (Focus Pullers), John Johnson (Grip), Cai Thompson, Matthew Lepper, Scott Waller (Camera Assistants)

Sean Cronin (Assistant Grip), Tam Shoring, Christopher Goding (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer)

Andrew Gardiner (Best Boy), Andrew Williams, Bob Milton, Grant Armstrong, Gawain Nash, Rob Fernandes (Electricians)

Dafydd Shurmer (Supervising Art Director), Nick Murray (Stand by Art Director), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator)

Sarah Frere (Production Buyer), May Johnson, Vicki Male, Rosy Pearce (Prop Buyers), Julia Jones, Kartik Nagar (Draughtpersons)

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

Scott Howe, Nigel Magni, Matt Watts (Prop Hands), Jamie Southcott (Storeman), Chris Lees (Concept Artist)

Matthew Clark (Graphic Artist), Mike Collins (Storyboard Artist), Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter), Shadow Rigging (Rigging)

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

Terry Horle (Construction Manager), Dean Tucker (Construction Chargehand), John Sinnott (Chargehand Carpenter), Tim Burke

Lawrie Ferry, Matt Ferry, Chris Daniels, Julian Tucker, George Rees, Dan Berrow, Keith Richards, Campbell Fraser (Carpenters)

Jonathan Tylke (Construction Driver), Mike Cox (Construction Labourer), Clive Clarke (Head Scenic Artist)

Steve Nelms, Matt Weston, Paul Murray (Scenic Painters), Georgie Sayer (Assistant Costume Designer)

Simon Marks (Costume Supervisor), Andie Mear, Ian Fowler, Jenny Tindle (Costume Assistants), Sara Angharad (Make-Up Supervisor)

Megan Bowes, James Spinks (Make-Up Artists), Glyn Evans (Unit Medic), Alice Purser (Casting Associate)

Becky Trotman, Robbie Gibbon (Assistant Editors), Dan Rawlings (VFX Editor), Mark Ferda (Dubbing Mixer)

Matthew Cox (ADR Editor), Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor), Harry Barnes (Effects Editor), Jamie Talbutt (Foley Editor)

Julie Ankerson (Foley Artist), BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics), Billy Hanshaw (Title Concept), Christina Kelly (Assistant Online Editor)

Mark Hardyman (Online Editor), Gareth Spensley (Colourist), music conducted & orchestrated by Ben Foster

music mixed by Jake Jackson, music recorded by Gerry O'Riordan, Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music)

with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director), Gordon Ronald (Production Executive)

Samantha Price (Post Production Co-ordinator), Simon Wheeler (Production Accountant), Deian Llyr Humphreys (Sound Recordist)

Ray Holman (Costume Designer), Barbara Southcott (Make-Up Designer), Murray Gold (Music), Milk (Visual Effects)

Real SFX (Special Effects), Millennium FX (Special Creature Effects & Prosthetics), Adam Green (Editor)

Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer), Richard Stoddard (Director of Photography), Tracie Simpson (Line Producer)

Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Danielle Richards (Second Assistant Director), Chris Thomas, Gareth Jones (Third Assistant Director), Harry Nunch, Natalia Alexeeva 

Alyn Luker, Sion Crowle, Paul Rubery, Virginia Bonet (Assistant Directors), Alice Edwards, Amy Laing (Assistant Directors [2nd Unit])

Graham Huxtable, Jo Davey, Paul Carmichael (Unit Drivers), Sandra Cosfield (Production Coordinator), Richard Pask (Script Supervisor)

Jon Priddle (Camera Operator), Nic Lawson (Camera Operator [2nd Unit]), Matt Lepper, Mani Paliwala Blaxter, Chris Williams (Focus Pullers)

James Holloway (Grip), Sarah Mahoney (Camera Assistant), Sam Phillips, Ashley Whitfield, Alex Kelleher (Assistant Grip), Ross Adams

Dom Corbisiero (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Ryan Milton, Rosy Pearce (Standby Props), Jamie Farrell (Standby Carpenter)

Maria Franchi, Lisa Leighton, Maudie Whitehead, Ali Kedge, Jordan Bentley, Nicola Rodd, Sara Morgan (Costume Assistants)

Claire Giffiths, Louise Fisher, Heulwen Evans, Daphne Croker Saunders, Carol Robinson, Elin Rhiannon, May LG, Fiona Maynard

Cheney Gardener (Make-Up Artists), Tim Surrey (Sound Recordist)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Fforest Fawr Woods, Nr Tongwynlais, Caerphilly Mountain

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Tredegar House, Newport

  • Llansannor Court, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

  • St Fagans National History Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff

  • St Donat's Castle, St Donat's, Vale of Glamorgan

  • Cosmeston Lakes Medieval Village, off Lavernock Road, Penarth

  • St Andrew's Primary School, Milner Street, Newport

  • Castle Farmhouse, St Georges-super-Ely, Vale of Glamorgan

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

Deaths

  • Leandro [killed by other Leonians]

Production Days

  • 16 Days between Wednesday 25 March - Wednesday 6 May 2015

Production Errors

  • [no known production errors]​​

Working Title

  • The Doctor and Me 

Working Titles

  • The Doctor and Me

Verdict

This one works well especially as a companion-lite story which has not been a seen in a long time. The episode is nothing but fun and thrills which puts The Doctor into a surprisingly fun-filled adventure. Everything has a lot of variety and the threat seems a little downplayed allowing the visual arts to tell the story. Ashildr becomes a very well-developed character who has one of the saddest tales ever in the history of 'Doctor Who'. The whole think is nothing but fun. ****​

 

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Number of Production Days: 5