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A New York Story was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Daleks in Manhattan.

A condensed 5 minute version of this episode was made available to download in .mp4 format for seven days after broadcast, as part of a BBC trial of video podcasts.[1] It was later uploaded to the BBC's YouTube channel. Both of these were cropped into 4:3 aspect ratio.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The choreography of the dance that the showgirls performed being taught one last time before filming.
  • Helen Raynor discusses her decision to centre the plot around the Empire State Building.
  • The contrast between Solomon and Mr. Diagoras as characters, and how both have been affected by the first world war.
  • Filming of the first scene in which the Dalek appears, and how the set design compliments the Dalek.
  • The challenges of writing dialogue for Daleks.
  • Difficulties of adding supporting artists afterwards to a shot of the front of a theatre location used.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The history of the Empire State Building, within the iconography of New York.
  • Class inequality during the 1930s, and how that is tackled within the story.
  • Helen Raynor explores the historical context of her story.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Empire" by Kasabian, Album: Empire[2]
  • "Uncle Johnny" by The Killers, Album: Sam's Town
  • "America" by Razorlight, Album: Razorlight
  • "Rhapsody In Blue" by New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Album: Gershwin Rhapsody In Blue
  • "It's Showtime" by David Lee Roth, Album: A Little Ain't Enough
  • "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" by Scissor Sisters, Album: Ta-Dah
  • "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin, Album: The Entertainer
  • "Streets of New York" by Alicia Keys, Album: The Diary of Alicia Keys
  • "Lose Yourself" by Eminem, Album: 8 Mile Soundtrack
  • "Walk This Way" by RUN DMC/Aerosmith, Album: Greatest Hits
  • "Lost and Found" by Feeder, Album: The Singles
  • "Going Missing" by Maximo Park, Album: A Certain Trigger
  • "This Ain't A Scene It's An Arms Race (Album Version)" by Fall Out Boy, Album: CD Single

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • Helen Raynor discusses her decision to centre the plot around the Empire State Building, and the historical context of the story. (These two segments have been combined.)
  • The choreography of the dance that the showgirls performed being taught one last time before filming.
  • The contrast between Solomon and Mr. Diagoras as characters, and how both have been affected by the first world war. (Slightly trimmed)

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series DVD box set.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Ways To Listen: Podcasts & Downloads: Guide. bbc.co.uk (10 April 2007). Retrieved on 18 January 2019.
  2. MUSIC LIST EPISODE 4: A New York Story. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 31 December 2018.
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45 minutes (full length)
15 minutes (Cut Down) +