Desert Storm (also known as Planet of the Dead Confidential on the DVD) was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Planet of the Dead.

The title is a reference to "Operation Desert Storm" from the Gulf War.

This was the first episode of Confidential to be made in high definition.

This episode introduced a refreshed title sequence as it was now in high definition.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • David Tennant and the production team flying to Dubai to shoot the special, having to wake up early to do the shoot, and the crew's vehicles getting stuck in the sand.
  • The vast difficulties and mishaps faced in shipping a double-decker bus from England to the United Arab Emirates and then hauling it to the desert that would be used to portray the 200.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

to be added

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Kids" by MGMT
  • "Lawrence of Arabia Overture" by Maurice Jarre
  • "Mister Sandman" by The Chordettes (also used in TV: Delta and the Bannermen and Sleep No More)
  • "Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richard & The Shadows
  • "Happy Up Here" by Röyksopp
  • "Steady, As She Goes" by The Raconteurs
  • "Independent Women, Part 1" by Destiny's Child
  • "Love Lockdown" by Kanye West
  • "Omen" by The Prodigy
  • "The Age of the Understatement" by The Last Shadow Puppets
  • "Sandstorm" by Cast
  • "Windy" by The Association
  • "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by The Offspring
  • "Stingray Theme" by Barry Gray
  • "Propane Nightmares" by Pendulum
  • "Bring Me Sunshine" by Morecambe & Wise
  • "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
  • "The Last Rites (from 'The Departed')" by Howard Shore feat. G.E. Smith & Sharon Isbin

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

There was no "Cut Down" version of this episode.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead DVD cover.

The full length version of the episode was included on the Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead DVD & Blu-ray released on 29 June 2009; and the Doctor Who: The Complete Specials DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 11 January 2010.

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