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13 May 2017

Viewing Figure: 5.27M


The Doctor, Bill and Nardole land on a space station where they encounter the dead as the oxygen is running out


Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Kieran Bew (Ivan), Justin Salinger (Tasker)

Peter Caulfield (Dahn-Ren), Mimi Ndiweni (Abby), Katie Brayben (Ellie)

Uncredited Cast

Tim Reid, Barbara Fadden, Clem So, Mickey Lewis, Rebecca Foster, Francesca Cheek (Corpse Suits (Electrouced)), Tim Stevens (Suit)

Jon Davey, Simon Carew, Patricia Dichler, Natelie Cuzner, Chester Durrant, Anu Ganapathy, Jacob Nwogu, Huy Truong, Andrew Cross

Sunny Ghosh, Elizah Appiah (Corpse Suits (Swollen))


Jamie Mathieson (Writer), Nikki Wilson (Producer), Charles Palmer (Director), Crispin Layfield, Belinda McGinley (Stunt Coordinators)

Elliot Philip Murray (Stunt Performer), Bob Schofield (Wires), Simon Morris (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), Nicky James (Location Manager)

Beccy Jones (Unit Manager), Aam Knopf (Production Manager), Sandra Cosfield (Production Coordinator)

Nicola Chance (Assistant Production Coordinator), Virginia Bonet, Jamie Shaw (Production Assistants)

Justine Woolf, Matthew Fisher (Assistant Accountants), Bethan Griffiths (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, Elhein DE Wet (Focus Pullers)

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

Tam Shoring, Christopher Goding (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer), Andy Gardiner (Best Boy)

Gawain Nash, Gareth Sheldon, Bob Milton, Sion Davies, Andrew Williams (Electricians), Paul Spriggs (Supervising Art Director)

Tim Overson (Art Director), Nick Murray (Standby Art Director), Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator), Jen Saguaro (Production Buyer)

Jo Pearce, Charlotte Lailey de Ville (Prop Buyers), Matt Sanders, Kartik Nagar (Draughtspersons), Mike Collins (Storyboard Artist)

Paul Smith (Props Master), Kyle Belmont (Prop Chargehand), Matt Ireland, Jonathan Barclay (Standby Props)

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

Matt Clark, Lawrence Hearnn (Graphic Artists), Jack Bowes (Graphic Assistant), Paul Jones (Standby Carpenter

Shadow Rigging (Rigging), Nigel Owen (Standby Rigger), Callum Alexander, 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, Tom Berrow (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), Dan Rawlings (VFX Editor), Hannah Jones (Post Production Coordinator)

Mark Freda, Darran Clemt (Dubbing Mixers), Matthew Cox (ADR Editor), Helen Dickson (Dialogue Editor)

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

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

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

music recorded by Gerry O'Riordan, Jack Sugden (Music Score Assistant)

Ron Grainer (Original Theme Music), with thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales 

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), Mark Waters (Director of Photography)

Steffan Morris (Line Producer), Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin (Executive Producers)  

Uncredited Crew

Fletcher Rodley (1st Assistant Director), Christopher J Thomas (1st Assistant Director [2nd Unit]), Rhun Llewellyn, (3rd Assistant Director)

Harry Bunch (3rd Assistant Director [Crowed Rep/2nd Unit]), Danielle Richards (3rd Assistant Director [2nd Unit])

Gwilym Jenner, Ella Morgan (Assistant Director), Kieran Hayhow (Assistant Director [2nd Unit]), Paul Watkins, Jolyon Davey, Paul Carmichael

Steve Darwent, Montil Jalil, Beverley Spinola, Darren Davies, Owen Davies, Graham Huxtable (Unit Drivers)

Cai Thompson (Camera Assistant), Allan Hughes (Assistant Grip), Sion Woodman (Assistant Grip [2nd Unit]), Thomas Williams (Standby Rigger)

Martyn Morgan (Standby Rigger [2nd Unit]), Ali Kedge, Gayle Woodsend, Sian Bagnall, Jill Blundell (Costume Assistants)

Heulwen Evans, Cathy Davies (Make-Up Artists)


Filming Locations

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 4

  • Aberthaw Power Station, Vale of Glamorgan

  • G24, South Lake Drive, off Imperial Way, Newport

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 1

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 2

  • BBC Roath Lock Studios: Studio 3

  • Reardon Smith Lecture Hall, National Museum of Wales, Park Place, Cardiff

  • Chasm Forge

  • Coal Exchange, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff


  • Tasker [killed by the smartsuits]

  • Dahn-Ren [killed by the smartsuits]

  • Ellie [killed by the smartsuits]

  • Smartsuits [killed when they remove their helmets]

Production Days

  • 17 Days between Monday 17 October 2016 - Wednesday 22 February 2017

Production Errors

  • [no known production errors] 

Working Titles

  • Zero Hour


Tightly realised and directed make for a good proper adventure in space where the surrounding atmosphere and technology could kill The Doctor at any minute. Fantastically designed sets and cinematography make for a good overall viewing. The plot is fast paced which is excellent and some tensely created scenes can be seen here. The script is full of shocking moments – The Blind Doctor, the opening and the ending making for a memorable space tale about greed and money loving corporations who are only in it for themselves. ****​



Number of Production Days: 5

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