Charlie McDonnell - Runner was one of several short episodes of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast via BBC Red Button in the run-up to A Christmas Carol. Like all in this special series of Confidential, it featured young internet film-maker Charlie McDonnell giving his thoughts on his ramble round the Upper Boat Studios. It was thus a kind of video diary, but one nevertheless produced by, and released under the banner of, Doctor Who Confidential.
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Much of the episode was concerned with depicting the pedestrian reality of the Upper Boat Studios. Very little of the footage actually showed anything to do with the production of A Christmas Carol, although Charlie did eventually make it onto an empty set.
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As of August 2020, no version of the episode is available commercially.
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- Although the episode had the on-screen title of simply "Day 1", Charlie McDonnell - Runner is what was given on the official BBC Three website.
- Though called a runner here, Harley were actually credited as an "assistant director" in the end credits of the episode. That said, they were, practically speaking, a runner, as the 3rd AD was credited above their name.