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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" by Chris Isaak[1]
  • "Thunderbird (from 'Thelma & Louise')" by Hans Zimmer & Pete Haycock
  • "Back Canyon" by Mark Johns, Album: Solo Guitar, Atmospheric ANW 1086
  • "Roadhouse Blues" by The Doors
  • "Cold Dark Water" by Adam Skinner, Dan Skinner & Randall Breneman, Album: Devil Plays the Blues ANW 1561
  • "Islands" by The xx
  • "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel
  • "Lets Elope" by Koop
  • "Pass Out" by Tinie Tempah
  • "Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, 'Moonlight': I. Adagio sostenuto" by Ludwig van Beethoven & Jenö Jandó, Album: The Best of Beethoven
  • "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee" by Ms. Dynamite
  • "Dy-Na-Mi-Tee" by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
  • "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele (also used in TV: The Impossible Astronaut)
  • "Elegy for Strings, Op. 58" by Edward Elgar, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner
  • "River of Tears" by Eric Clapton

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

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 | 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.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Coming to America. Retrieved on 4 March 2019.
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File:DWCON Coming to America title card.jpg +  and File:Toby Haynes.jpg +
43' (full length)
14'03" (Cut Down) +