About a Boy was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Night Terrors.

The title is a reference to the 2002 film of the same name.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The challenges of changing one location to fit more for the part of a toybox house.
  • Ailsa Berk talks about the physicality of the Dolls.
  • Stunt work for the scene of Ms Rossiter being sucked into the bins.
  • The greenscreen work for residents being sucked into the floor.
  • Jamie Oram's thoughts and excitement on being in Doctor Who.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • For the most part, the episode looked over Mark Gatiss's career on Doctor Who, examining each of his episodes in turn.
  • A Day in the Life: 3rd Assistant Director.
  • Script to Screen competition production meeting.
  • Filming for the Script to Screen winner: Death is the Only Answer.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Lucid Dreams" by Franz Ferdinand
  • "Summertime (Extended Club Mix)" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  • "Haunted House" by Paul Mottram, Album: Magic, Ghosts, Mystery ANW 1071
  • "Doll Parts" by Hole
  • "Baby Doll" by N.E.R.D.
  • "The Writer" by Ellie Goulding
  • "40 Days and 40 Nights" by The Enemy
  • "Upside Down" by Paloma Faith
  • "Mouthwash" by Kate Nash
  • "We'll Live and Die in These Towns" by The Enemy
  • "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn
  • "Things Got To Get Better (Get Together)" by Marva Whitney
  • "What You Know" by Two Door Cinema Club
  • "Aggro" by The Enemy
  • "How It Ends" by DeVotchKa

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 21 November 2011.

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45 minutes (full length)
13'37" (Cut Down) +