A Noble Return was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Partners in Crime.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The complex process of filming the Doctor and Donna's scene in the window cleaner lift, with VFX, SFX and stunt work.
  • Difficulties of an actor in visualising not-present elements of a shot.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The 'just-missed-them' aspect of the story.
  • Catherine Tate's performance as Donna.
  • Sarah Lancashire's casting as Miss Foster.
  • A Next time on Doctor Who Confidential... trailer for the following episode.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Ray of Light" by Madonna, Album: Ray of Light[1]
  • "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones, Album: The Best... and Friends Album in the World... Ever! Vol. 2
  • "Sugar, We're Goin Down" by Fall Out Boy, Album: From Under the Cork Tree
  • "Theme (from 'Somewhere in Time')" by Michael Chertock, Album: Cinematic Piano
  • "Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone, Album: The Soul Album II
  • "Vide Cor Meum (from 'Hannibal')" by Patrick Cassidy, Danielle de Niese & Bruno Lazzaretti, Album: Hannibal Soundtrack
  • "Slam" by Pendulum, Album: Hold Your Colour
  • "Big Girl (You are Beautiful)" by Mika, Album: Life in Cartoon Motion
  • "Land of a Thousand Words" by Scissor Sisters, Album: Ta-Dah
  • "Fake Plastic Trees" by Christopher O'Riley, Album: True Love Waits - Christopher O'Riley plays Radiohead
  • "Get a Move On" by Mr. Scruff, Album: Mr. Scruff Licensing Sampler

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • The readthrough for Partners in Crime.
  • How some of what was on the script page translated to screen.
  • Catherine Tate's performance as Donna.
  • Sarah Lancashire's casting as Miss Foster.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series DVD box set released on 17 November 2008.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 1 : A Noble Return. Retrieved on 31 December 2018.
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45 minutes (full length)
8'36" (Cut Down) +