Coming to America was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Impossible Astronaut. It was the first in its series for 2011.


This episode introduced a new title sequence.

Aspects of production covered Edit

This Confidential covers the creation of scenes and sets, particularly the Oval Office and the World War II tunnel. An entire day of filming was shown accompanying director Toby Haynes.

Additional topics covered Edit

  • Choosing of iconic elements of America, like Monument Valley, the yellow school bus.
  • Shooting locations: Monument Valley, Utah; Lone Rock Beach, Lake Powell, Arizona
  • Filming on location in America and starting off by saying farewell.
  • A Day In The Life: Director.

People interviewed Edit

Music list Edit

  • "Islands" by The xx[1]
  • "Roadhouse Blues" by The Doors
  • "Thunderbird" by Hans Zimmer
  • "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing" by Chris Isaak
  • "Lets Elope" by Koop
  • "Pass Out" by Tinie Tempah
  • "Rolling In Deep" by Adele
  • "Dy-Na-Mi-Teeeeee!" by Ms. Dynamite
  • "Dy-Na-Mi-Teeeeee!" by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
  • "River Of Tears" by Eric Clapton
  • "Elegy For Strings" by Edward Elgar

Crew Edit

Elements retained in Cut Down Edit

The cut down episode retained an intro with Nixon; interview clips with Toby Haynes, Steven Moffat, Marcus Wilson, Stephan Pehrsson, and Alex Kingston; behind the scene footage from location shoots in Utah and Arizona; behind the scenes footage with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill.

Home video releases Edit

The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD & Blu-ray box sets.

Footnotes Edit

  1. Coming to America. Retrieved on 4 March 2019.
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