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Bad Blood was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Family of Blood.

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

  • Filming of the Scarecrow attack, including small SFX explosives within the suits of the Scarecrows.
  • Paul Cornell discusses the responsibility that Martha has within this story, and the difficulties she faces as a black woman within that timeperiod.
  • David Tennant going in for the application of heavy facial makeup to make him look considerably aged.
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster discusses Timothy, how he feels and the way in which he deals with the situation.
  • Filming at the memorial with old Timothy, and the battlefield scenes with Timothy and Hutchinson (including the SFX required for the latter).
  • Harry Lloyd discusses his surprise when told that a real explosion would be used for the destruction of the Family's ship.
  • The dark consequences for the Family of Blood at the climax.
  • Wire work for Mother of Mine being sucked out of the TARDIS.

Additional topics covered Edit

  • The general health and safety considerations and concerns for both the SFX team and for the director when it comes to making a show like Doctor Who.
  • Why the Doctor can never have an ordinary life, and what the 'What could have been' montage means within that.

People interviewed Edit

Music list Edit

  • "I Still Remember" by Bloc Party, Album: A Weekend in the City[2]
  • "Take a Bow" by Muse, Album: Black Holes and Revelations
  • "Love Train" by Wolfmother, Album: Wolfmother
  • "Dani California" by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Album: Stadium Arcadium
  • "Through The Dark" by K T Tunstall, Album: Eye to the Telescope
  • "Heartburn" by Alicia Keys, Album: The Diary of Alicia Keys
  • "The Man in You" by Faithless, Album: To All New Arrivals
  • "Porcelain" by Moby, Album: Play
  • "Once Upon a Time" by Air, Album: Pocket Symphony
  • "Everybody Looked the Same" by Groove Armada, Album: Vertigo
  • "Hung Up" by Madonna, Album: Confessions on a Dance Floor

Crew Edit

Elements retained in Cut Down Edit

  • Interview with the make-up artist who applied the elderly John Smith's make up.

Home video releases Edit

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

Footnotes Edit

  1. Ways To Listen: Podcasts & Downloads: Guide. bbc.co.uk (10 April 2007). Retrieved on 18 January 2019.
  2. MUSIC LIST EPISODE 9: Bad Blood. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 31 December 2018.
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