Arthurian Legend was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Amy's Choice.

This episode was presented by Arthur Darvill.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The introduction of the Dream Lord into the Doctor Who mythos.
  • Send-out of scripts, and the readthrough for Amy's Choice.
  • Steven Moffat discusses the casting of Arthur Darvill, and his great ability to add comedic touches & gel well with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
  • The reworking of Rory's hair for this episode.
  • Karen shows her fake baby bump for the Leadworth dream world scenes.
  • Location filming in the village, particularly the challenges of getting all that needs shot in one planned day of shooting.
  • The amount of VFX work required for even short moments within this story.
  • The redressing of the TARDIS interior set for the scenes set in the cold sun dream world.
  • Filming of the scenes where Rory hits one of the old people, and how the fake plywood panel had to be altered slightly after it broke on the first take.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The real-life friendship between Matt, Karen and Arthur.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Stand Up" by The Prodigy
  • "Sleep" by The Dandy Warhols
  • "Whatever You Want" by Status Quo
  • "Dream a Little Dream of Me" by The Mamas and the Papas
  • "One Foot in the Grave Theme" by Eric Idle
  • "Enter Sandman" by Metallica
  • "(Nice Dream)" by Radiohead
  • "Cold as Ice" by M.O.P. (also used in DCOM: Lords and Masters)
  • "Dream On" by The Chemical Brothers
  • "Mister Sandman" by The Four Aces
  • "American Dream" by Jakatta
  • "Strange & Beautiful (I'll Put A Spell On You)" by Aqualung

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 Fifth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 8 November 2010.

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File:DWCON Arthurian Legend title card.jpg +
45 minutes (full length)
14'26" (Cut Down) +