266) THE PILOT

15 April 2017

Viewing Figure: 6.68M

Plot

The Doctor, now a lecturer at St Luke's University meets canteen worker, Bill who is being haunted by a girl drenched in water

Cast

Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Jennifer Hennessy (Moira), Stephanie Hyam (Heather)

Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Daleks)

Uncredited Cast

Jon Davey, Andrew Cross (Daleks)

Crew

Steven Moffatt (Writer), Peter Bennett (Producer), Lawrence Gough (Director), Andy Merchant (Stunt Coordinator)

Troy Kenchington (Stunt Performer), Seth Adams, Fletcher Rodley (1st Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director)

Christoper J Thomas (3rd Assistant Director), Rhun Llewellyn, Lauren Pate (Assistant Directors), Sean Evans, Kyle Davies (Unit Drivers)

Iwan Roberts (Location Manager), Nick Clark (Unit Manager), Medyr Llewellyn (Production Manager)

Sandra Cosfield (Production Coordinator), Nicola Chance (Assistant Production Coordinator)

Virginia Bonet, Jamie Shaw (Production Assistants), Justine Woolf (Assistant Accountant), Alison Harvey (Art Department Accountant)

Nicki Coles (Script Supervisor), Lindsay Alford (Script Executive), Nick Lambon (Script Editor), Emma Genders (Assistant Script Editor)

Mark McQuoid (Camera Operator), Jonathan Vidgen, Ilaria Fulvio, Elhein DE Wet (Focus Pullers),

Gethin Williams, Drew Marsden, Dan Patounas (Camera Assistants), John Johnson (Grip), Sean Cronin (Assistant Grip) 

Tam Shoring, Christopher Goding, Shaun Farbon (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings, Andy Gardiner (Gaffer)

Gawain Nash (Best Boy), Gareth Sheldon, Bob Milton, Sion Davies (Electricians), Henry Jaworksi (Supervising Art Director)

Tim Overson (Art Director), Christina Tom (Standby Art Director), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator), Sarah Frere (Production Buyer)

Jen Saguaro, Jo Pearce (Prop Buyers), Kartik Nagar, Julia Jones (Draughtspersons), Adam Pescott (Storyboard Artist)

Paul Smith (Props Chargehand), Matt Ireland, Jonathan Barclay (Standby Props), Scott Howe, Nigel Magni, Matt Watts (Prop Hands)

Jamie Southcott (Storeman), Darren Fereday (Concept Artist), Matt Clark (Graphic Artist), Jack Bowes (Graphic Assistant)

Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter), Shadow Rigging (Rigging), Colin Toms (Standby Rigger)

Christian Davies, Austin Curtis (Practical Electricians), Gareth Fox (Props Driver), Terry Horle (Construction Manager)

Dean Tucker (Construction Chargehand), John Sinnott (Chargehand Carpenter), Tim Burke, Keith Richards, Matt Ferry

Campbell Frazer, Chris Daniels, Joe Painter, George Rees, Alan Jones, Dan Berrow, Mike Venables (Carpenters)

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

Steve Nelms, John Nelms, Paul Murray, Debby McShane (Painters), Zoe Howerska (Assistant Costume Designer)

Kat Wills (Costume Supervisor), Rebecca Cunningham, Leila Headon, Jenny Tindle (Costume Assistants)

James Spinks (Make-Up Supervisor), Megan Bowes, Lolly Goodship (Make-Up Artists), Glyn Evans (Unit Medic)

Ri McDaid-Wren (Casting Associate), Louis Constantine (Casting Assistant), Carol Griggs (Business Affairs Executive)

Becky Trotman, David Davies (Assistant Editors), Hannah Jones (Post Production Coordinator)

Dan Rawlings (VFX Editor), Mark Freda (Dubbing Mixer), Matthew Cox (ADR Editor), Darran Clements (Dialogue Editor)

Harry Barnes (Effects Editor), Simon Clement (Foley Editor), Meltem Baytok (Foley Artist), BBC Wales Graphics (Graphics)

Billy Hanshaw (Title Concept), Geraint Pari Huw, Mark Hardyman (Online Editors), Christine Kelly (Assistant Online Editor)

Gareth Spensley (Colourist), music conducted & orchestrated by Alistair King, music mixed by Jake Jackson

music recorded by Gerry O'Riordan, Jack Sugden (Music Score Assistant),​ Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music)

Daleks created by Terry Nation, Andy Pryor CDG (Casting Director), Gordon Ronald (Head of Production)

Tracie Simpson (Production Executive), Samantha Price (Post Production Supervisor), Simon Wheeler (Production Accountant)

Deian Llyr Humphreys (Sound Recordist), Hayley Nebauer (Costume Designer), Barbara Southcott (Make-Up Designer)

Murray Gold (Music), Milk, BBC Wales VFX (Visual Effects), Real SFX (Special Effects)

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

Ashley Rowe (Director of Photography), Steffan Morris (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin (Executive Producers)

 

Uncredited Crew

Nikki Wilson (Producer), James King, Paul Rubery, Anwar Fayrouz, Rosie Brown, Charlie Campbell (Assistant Directors), Tony Ashdown

Jolyon Davey, John Bush, Tony McCormack, Rob Ellingford, Ali Nick, Paul Watkins, Kevin Tucker

Darren Davis, Montile Jallie (Unit Drivers), Adam Knopf (Production Manager), Dave Morgan, Alf Tramontin (Steadicam)

Martin Stephens (Camera Operator [B unit]), Bobby Williams, Martyn Jones (Grip), Johnny White (Sound Maintenance Engineer)

Simon Brentnall (Electrician), Lucy Heather, Sara Morgan (Costume Assistants), Sara Angharad (Make-Up Artists)

Christian Joyce (Sound Recordist)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • Cardiff University, Museum Avenue, Cardiff

  • High Street, Cardiff

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Lookout Cafe, World of Boats, Discovery Quay, Porth Teigr

  • Taff Wells Quarry, Ty Nant Road, Morganstown

  • Pobol y Cwm Lot

  • Cardiff Met University, Llandaff

  • Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff

  • Reardon Smith Lectutre Theatre, National Museum of Wales, Park Place, Cardiff

  • Ffilm Factory 35, Sony Pencoed, Pencoed Technology Park, Pencoed

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 9

Deaths

  • Heather [becomes sentient oil]

Production Days

  • 19 Days between Wednesday 13 April - Thursday 15 September 2016

Production Errors

  1. Bill is evidently wearing a completely different shirt when she goes back not the University after leaving Heather​​​

Working Titles

  • A Star in Her Eye

Verdict

A compelling story which borrow ideas and plotlines from previous episodes and creates an episode where not a lot happens. A few symbolic moments make for impressive filmmaking and a few nice editing touches can be seen throughout. A creepy, joy ride which is very easy to get into and enjoy. Pearl Mackie proves herself to be a capable actor and companion and deserves the attention that past beloved companions received. A clever script with moments of brilliance make for a good episode to open the new series. ***​

 

76) THE ARK IN SPACE

Number of Production Days: 5