260) FACE THE RAVEN

21 November 2015

Viewing Figure: 6.05M

Plot

When Rigsy is issued with a death sentence someone will make the ultimate sacrifice by facing the raven

Cast

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Maisie Williams (Ashildr), Joivan Wade (Rigsy)

Naomi Ackie (Jen), Simon Manyonda (Kabel), Simon Day (Rump), Letitia Wright (Anahson)

Robin Soans (Chronolock Guy), Angela Clerkin (Alien Woman), Caroline Boulton (Habrian Woman), Jenny Lee (Elderly Woman)

Uncredited Cast

Jon Davey, Mat Doman (Judoon), Massimo Veco (Ood), Simon Carew (Cyberman)

Crew

Sarah Dollard (Writer), Nikki Wilson (Producer), Justin Molonikov (Director), Dani Biernat (Stunt Coordinators)

Sarah Davies (First Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (Second Assistant Director), Danielle Richards (3rd 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)m Sion Crowie, Jamie Shaw (Production Assistants)

Justine Woolf (Assistant Accountant), Bethan Griffiths (Art Department Accountant), Steve Walker (Script Supervisor)

Lindsay Alford (Script Executive), David P Davis (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), Bob Milton, Gareth Sheldon, Gawain Nash, Rob Fernandes, Andrew Williams (Electricians)

Dafydd Shurmer (Supervising Art Director), Anwen Haf (Stand by Art Director), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator)

Linda Morgan, Vicki Male (Production Buyers), May Johnson, Rosy Pearce (Prop Buyers), Kartik Nagar (Draughtperson)

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, Stephen Cooper (Concept Artists)

Matthew Clark (Graphic 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, Jamie Farrell

Mark Painter, Joe Painter (Carpenters), Jonathan Tylke (Construction Driver), Mike Cox (Construction Labourer)

Clive Clarke (Head Scenic Artist), Steve Nelms, Matt Weston, Paul Murray, Tim Hobbis (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, Carol Robinson (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 Wale

Cybermen created by Kit Pedler & Gerry DavisOod created by Russell T Davies

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), Mike Jones (Editor), Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer)

Mike Spragg (Director of Photography), Tracie Simpson (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Dan Mumford (1st Assistant Director), Steffan Morris (1st Assistant Director [2nd Unit]), Danielle Richards (2nd Assistant Director)

Chris Thomas (3rd Assistant Director), Alice Edwards, Charles Campbell, Amy Laing, Daniel Harris, Alyn Luker

Charles Furness (Assistant Directors), Graham Huxtable, Julian Binning, Kevin Tucker, Karl Sullivan, Steve Beecham

Keith Shackson (Unit Drivers), Angela Godfrey (Script Supervisor), Roger Pearce (Camera Operator), Derek Walker (Steadicam)

Matt Lepper, Craig Porter (Focus Pullers), James Holloway (Grip), Gethin Williams, Tom Dennis (Camera Assistants)

Steve Owen (Camera Assistant [2nd Unit]), Vis Spojani (Assistant Grip), Garry Owen (Best Boy), Ryan Milton (Standby Props), Maria Franchi

Jill Blundell, Amy Clark, Collette Robinson-Collcut (Costume Assistants), Cathy Davies, Ros Wilkins (Make-Up Artists)

Gareth Merion Thomas (Sound Recordist), Jorge Luengas (Director of Photography), Roy Pearce (Director of Photography [2nd Unit])

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Hills Street, Cardiff

  • Working Street, Cardiff

  • Morgan Arcade, Cardiff

  • St Mary Street, Cardiff

  • Wharton Street, Cardiff

  • Golate y Gwter, Cardiff

  • Quay Street, Cardiff

  • Westgate Street, Cardiff

  • Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff

  • Great British Library Map Room, London

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • Channel View Flats, Grangetown

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

Deaths

  • Chronolock Guy [killed by the Quantum Shade]

  • Clara Oswald [killed by the Quantum Shade]

    • death paused until Clara returns to her death​

Production Days

  • 15 Days between Monday 8 June - Friday 3 July 2015

Production Errors

  1. Clara's hair changes twice during certain scenes. The first change comes when she first enters the streets, her hair is fuller than what it was a moment earlier. The second change comes during her farewell to The Doctor, in one shot her ears are visible, and in the next shot they are not

Working Titles

  • Trap Street

Verdict

The script is tightly written, and everything is engaging with a lot of visual gags. A lot of great ideas are utilised and are used to their full advantage with a whole sleuth of cleverly designed characters and aliens. The plot seems a bit contradictory making us think Rigsy is a responsible Dad but fails to mention or show if he got a babysitter for his daughter. He is also pushed into the background as the story goes on. The sets and production values are on top form and everything has a robust feeling to it. Clara's departure is long winded and not the best although Capaldi is on top form . ****​

 

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Number of Production Days: 5