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25 December 2017

Viewing Figure: 7.92M


The Doctor meets his first incarnation as they both fight off impending regenerations


Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Mark Gatiss (The Captain), David Bradley (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara)

Matt Lucas (Nardole), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Helen Clay), Toby Whithouse (German Soldier), Lily Travers (Polly), Jared Garfield (Ben)

Okorie Chukwu (Technician), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of the Daleks)

and introducing Jodie Whitaker as The Doctor


Steven Moffat (Writer), Peter Bennett (Producer), Rachel Talalay (Director), Crispin Layfield, Dani Biernat (Stunt Coordinators)

Jamie Edgell, Belina McGinley, Andrew Burford, Samuel Stefan, Ian Pead (Stunt Performers), Bob Schofield (Wires)

Mark Hedges (1st Assistant Director), James DeHaviland (2nd Assistant Director), Christoper J Thomas (3rd Assistant Director)

Lauren Pate, Kieran Hayhow (Assistant Directors), Paul Watkins, Joylon Davey (Unit Drivers), Nicky James (Location Manager)

David Blaney (Unit Manager), Sandra Cosfield (Production Coordinator), Nicola Chance (Assistant Production Coordinator)

Tereza Dvorakova, Jamie Shaw (Production Assistants), Bethan Griffiths, Matthew Fisher (Assistant Accountant)

Nicki Coles (Script Supervisor), Nick Lambon (Script Editor), Mark McQuoid (Camera Operator)

Jonathan Vidgen, Elhein DE Wet (Focus Pullers), Gethin Williams, Drew Marsden, Chris Jacobi, Dan Patounas (Camera Assistants)

John Johnson (Grip), Ash Whitfield (Assistant Grip), Dafydd Parry, James Abbay-Bowes (Sound Maintenance Engineers)

Ben Purcell (Gaffer), John Truckle (Best Boy), Mat Grace, Jack Crew, Owen Hashimi, Peter Scott (Electricians)

Martin Boddison (Supervising Art Director), Tim Overson (Art Director), Nick Murray (Standby Art Director)

Adrian Anscombe (Set Decorator), Sarah Frere (Production Buyer), Jen Saguaro (Petty Cash Buyer)

Matt Sanders (Draughtsperson), Mike Collins (Storyboard Artist), Paul Smith (Props Master)

Kyle Belmont (Prop Chargehand), Jonathan Barclay, Ryan Milton (Standby Props)

Scott Howe, Nigel Magni, Matt Watts (Prop Hands), Jamie Southcott (Storeman), Sam Lamont (Concept/Graphic Artist)

Jack Bowes (Graphic Assistant), Jamie Farrell (Standby Carpenter), Shadow Rigging (Rigging)

Colin Toms, Thomas Williams (Standby Riggers), Callum Alexander, Austin Curtis (Practical Electricians), Gareth Fox (Props Driver)

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

Chris Daniels, Campbell Frazer, Dan Berrow, Jeremy Cohen, Joe Painter, Mark Painter, Matt Ferry, George Rees, Tom Berrow

Tim Burke, Jonathan Tylke (Carpenters), Darren Bousie (Construction Driver), Jason Tylke (Construction Labourer)

Clive Clarke (Head Scenic Artist), Tara McCourt (Scenic Artist), Steve Nelms, Paul Murray (Painters)

Gayle Playford (Assistant Costume Designer), Gayle Woodsend (Costume Supervisor), 

Rebecca Cunningham, Jessica Lennon, Chloe Henderson (Costume Assistants), James Spinks (Make-Up Supervisor)

Derek Lloyd, Cathy Davies (Make-Up Artists), Glyn Evans (Unit Medic), Ri McDaid-Wren (Casting Associate)

Louis Constantine (Casting Assistant), Carol Griggs (Business Affairs Executive), Edward Russell (Drama Account Manager)

David Davies (Assistant Editor), Dan Rawlings (VFX Editor), Ben Pickles (Additional VFX Artist)

Hannah Jones (Post Production Coordinator), Mark Freda (Dubbing Mixer), Matthew Cox (ADR Editor)

Darran Clement (Dialogue Editor), Harry Barnes (Effects Editor), Simon Clement (Foley Editor)

Julie Ankerson (Foley Artist), Billy Hanshaw (Title Concept), Geraint Pari Huws, Christien Kelly (Online Editors)

Daniel Attwood (Assistant Online Editor), Gareth Spensley (Colourist), music conducted & orchestrated by Alistair King

music mixed by Jake Jacksonmusic 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), Maria Hurley (Production Accountant)

Gareth Meirion Thomas (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)

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

Uncredited Crew

Alex Mercer (Producer), Jamie Edgell (Stunt Coordinator), Simon Morris, Christopher J Thomas (1st Assistant Directors)

Harry Bunch (3rd Assistant Director), Max Webborn, Paul Rubery, Amir Nazempour, Cian Williams, Rhun Llewelyn 

Tereza Dvorakova (Assiatant Directors), Monti Jalil, Steve Darwent, Beverly Spinola, Kevin Tucker, Darren Davies, Simon Walker

Colette Lundrigan, Owen Davies, Paul Lloyd, Keith Jones, Pat Shiel (Unit Drivers), Martin Stephens (Camera Operator)

Rort Taylor, Jon Priddle, Ian Adrian (Camera Operators [2nd Unit]), Sarah Jones, Mani Blaxter Paliwala, Andrew Marsden

Rich Turner, Matt Hillier, Alex Byng (Focus Pullers), James Brown, Eoin McLoughlin, David Key, George Bennett (Camera Assistants)

Steve Owen, Rhodri Wyn Davies (Camera Assistants [2nd Grip)], Gary Shepeard (Grip), Martyn Jones (Grip [2nd Unit])

Martyn Jones, Sam Kirby, Matt Gains (Assistant Grip), Dewi Jones, Joss Colin (Sound Maintenance Engineers), Mark Hutchings (Gaffer)

Martin Healey (Best Boy), Ben Piper, Andrew Truckle, Rick Tombs, Jamie Pannell, David Jones, Jordan Brown, Bob Milton

Gareth Sheldon, Peter Scott (Electricicans), Nick Murray (Art Director), Sam Herschell (Standby Props), John Sinnott (Standby Carpenter)

Pam Verran, Liv Murton, Carys Griffiths, Alison Kedge, Maudie Whitehead, Rosemary Foster, Marlek Al-Habib, Angela McKenna

Edwina Williams-Jones, Katie Ford, Ian Fowler, Jenny Tindle (Costume Assistants), Linda Corr, Charlotte Giles, Carole Robinson

Diana McDonald, Vickie Lang (Make-Up Artists), Ray Parker, Sam Staples, Tam Shoring (Sound Recordists)

Chris Chibnall, Matt Stevens (Executive Producers)


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

  • Parc Llanilid, Cofton Works Site, Bridgend Road, Pontyclun

  • BBC Worldwide Television Centre, Wood Lane, London

    • Stage 1/Top Gear Office

Number of Production Days: 24


  • The Captain

  • German Soldier

    • are both killed in an alternate timeline

Production Days

  • 24 Days between Monday 12 June - Thursday 20 July 2017

Production Errors

  1. Bill's shirt changes constantly throughout the entire episode

  2. When The Captain is taken away from the World War One battlefield his revolved is in his hand. After falling to the ground of the South Pole, the revolver is in his holster

  3. At around the 39-minute mark, the date on electronic displays the number 5,000,000,012 and The Doctor says the year five million and twelve. This is incorrect, 5,000,000,012 is five billion and twelve

  4. The scene when the soldiers play football is clearly flipped when looking at the soldier's uniforms 

  5. There a few times when the doors to the First Doctor Tardis open as he approaches the ship. Een though he clearly doesn't operator the door control on the console 

  6. When the Medics run with the stretcher, it's brown with stain on it. The strecher changes to black soon afterwards

  7. The First Docror is seen to regenerate alone when Ben and Polly were clearly at his side in The Tenth Plane

  8. The Thirteenth Doctor stops herself from falling out the Tardis with her foot, her boot changes in a following shot 

Working Titles

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A very disappointing finale to end the Twelfth Doctor era. There is literally no plot. It is not like Logopolis there is literally nothing happening at all. The pacing is poor and character boring, one-dimensional creations. There does appear to be a nice message somewhere buried beneath the endless padding and nonsense, but the special is filled with corny scenes about the meaning of Christmas to be heartfelt. What is the point of feeling sorry for the German Soldier and the character Mark Gatiss plays if their moments of death do not happen? As always The Doctor’s goodbyes are not heart-warming and just plain reminders about who has left The Doctor. As a whole it is not exciting nor is it worth to get excited about. Very dull and not the way to end the era. *​



Number of Production Days: 5

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