261) HEAVEN SENT

28 November 2015

Viewing Figure: 6.19M

Plot

The Doctor is pursued by a creature called the Veil inside an island castle but what secrets lie within the building?

Cast

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Jami Reid-Quarrell (Veil)

Crew

Steven Moffatt (Writer), Peter Bennett (Producer), Rachel Talalay (Director)

Crispin Layfield, Jo McLaren, Dani Biernat, Rob Pavey (Stunt Coordinators), Scott Bates (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), Iwan Roberts (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), Nick Murray (Stand by Art Director), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator)

Vicki Male (Production Buyer), May Johnson, Ursula Marshall (Prop Buyers), Kartik Nagar, Zsofia Ekler (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), Stephen Cooper (Concept Artist)

Matthew Clark (Graphic Artist), Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter), Shadow Rigging (Rigging), Colin Toms (Standby Rigger)

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

Mark Painter, Joe Painter (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), Hannah Jones (Post Production Coordinator)

Tim Ricketts (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)

Geraint Pari Huws (Online Editor), Christine Kelly (Assistant Online Editor), Gareth Spensley (Colourist)

music conducted & orchestrated by Alistair Kingmusic 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, BBC Wales Graphics (Visual Effects), Real SFX (Special Effects)

Millennium FX (Special Creature Effects & Prosthetics), Will Oswald (Editor), Michael Pickwoad (Production Designer)

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

Uncredited Crew

Dan Mumford (First Assistant Director), Gareth Jones, Chris Thomas (Third Assistant Director), Alex Mirali, Alice Edwards, Ellis Griffiths

Matt Hartnell, Marta Abellan, Daniel Harris (Assistant Directors), Jolyon Davey, Paul Carmichael, Clive Rice, Sheryl Bradford (Unit Drivers)

Maria Sanz Esteve (Location Manager), Ismael Curbelo (Unit Manager), Sandra Cosfield, Begona Fanes (Production Coordinator)

Yurena Garde (Production Assistant), Heulwen Jones (Script Supervisor), Roger Pearce (Camera Operator)

Dave Morgan, Rick Wollard (Steadicam), Mary Kyte, Craig Porter, Leo Halba, Peter Bateson (Focus Pullers), James Holloway (Grip)

Andy Jones, Ana Sanchez Tejera, Marta Calero de los Reyes, Rachel Hall (Camera Assistants), Steve Owen (Camera Assistant [2nd Unit])

Christian Mueller (Assistant Grip), Sara Sanchez Gancedo (Sound Maintenance Engineer), Anwen Haf (Stand by Art Director)

John Barclay (Standby Props), Jill Blundell, Elisabete Santibanez Savilla, Valeria Laino (Costume Assistants)

Barbara Guerrero, Guadalepe Garriga, Ros Wilkins (Make-Up Artists),, Tim Surrey, Richard Brooks (Sound Recordists)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

  • Caerphilly Castle

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: rear of Studio 1

  • Near Corralejo, Fuerteventura

  • Blach Hanger Studios, Lasham Airfield, Alton

Deaths

  • The Doctor [many times]

    • but then resurrected ​

  • The Veil [dies when The Doctor broke down the azbantium wall]

Production Days

  • 19 Days between Wednesday 24 June - Tuesday 15 September 2015

Production Errors

  1. During all of the scenes where The Doctor states how many years he think's he travelled, the green screen can be seen going through the Veil's hand and face 

  2. During the montage, when The Doctor refers to how many years he has travelled into the future, the stars in the background are always in same configuration and positions 

  3. During the scene when The Doctor jumps from the window into the water, he passes through a section of the castle on his way down

  4. When The Doctor emerges from the water, his suit and skin are visibly dry

Working Titles

  • X

Verdict

A dark, psychological thriller which allows The Doctor to shine as an individual character without the need to explain everything to his companions or the audience. The episode is a nice blend of medieval and technology with horror movie clichés and science-fiction troupes. Slow moving scenes and moments allow the cinematography and sets to sparkle and be the real stars of the show. An intelligent script by Moffat probably his overall best and an out-of-this-world performance by Capaldi. The overall production is an excellent example that show can be one the most artsy looking drama series of all time. Direction is brilliant with scenes reminiscent of early silent and experimental-expressionist movies. Brilliant designs and one of the darker episodes of all time. Brilliant. *****​

 

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Number of Production Days: 5