Death in Venice was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Vampires of Venice.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The difficulties of finding locations that look like Venice (as Venice itself would be too difficult to sort in a historically accurate looking way for the majority of scenes), and even compositing multiple shots and background plates together in some cases.
  • How a small crew went to Venice itself to capture a few wide shots for insertion amongst the location footage.
  • Period setdressing.
  • Complications with the amount of local extras required, as well as having live animals on-set (notably with one woman and her goat in particular).
  • The stunt where Matt had to run away from an exploding building, and jump - in one take.
  • The considerations of health and safety for the stunt work of some of the actors having to jump into the water and go under, during Winter time.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Historical context to some of the interior locations used, as well as the local area.
  • The impact of the Black Plague upon the local area and Italy in general.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Wearing My Rolex" by Wiley
  • "Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, SV 206" by Andrew Parrott & Tavern Choir, Consort & Players
  • "Gondoliers" by Janos Lehar
  • "Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro" by Geoff Love & His Orchestra
  • "The Girls" by Calvin Harris
  • "Funhouse" by P!nk
  • "Morale Ipocrita Borghese (from 'Stato interessante')" by Ennio Morricone
  • "What You Waiting For?" by Gwen Stefani
  • "Underwater Love" by Smoke City
  • "Main Title (from 'Jaws')" by John Williams & The London Studio Orchestra
  • "253" by Just Jack
  • "Fight For This Love" by Cheryl Cole
  • "Piscatore 'e Pusilleco" by Andrea Bocelli

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

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

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