Heartbreak Hotel was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The God Complex.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • Readthrough for The God Complex.
  • Discussion about the hotel sets.
  • The dummies' sequence, and that there were so many dummies that many of the crew had to be hidden amongst the set and puppeteering them.
  • The prosthetics design and fitting process for the Minotaur.
  • Discussion about the Minotaur and his backstory.
  • The similarities between the Minotaur and the Eleventh Doctor, and how that informed the development of the plot.
  • Guest cast discuss their characters and the fears within the hotel prison.
  • Toby Whithouse and the guest cast visit the TARDIS set.
  • Writing stage directions about the TARDIS.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • A Day In The Life of a Writer.
  • The importance of costume fittings.
  • Script To Screen rehearsals for Death Is The Only Answer.
  • Toby Whithouse brings his children on-set for a tour of the sets alongside his first reactions to the completed sets.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" by Arctic Monkeys
  • "Guilt" by Nero
  • "Fire in Your Eyes" by Chase & Status feat. Maverick Sabre
  • "Feel It" by The Bongolian
  • "Count in Fives" by The Horrors
  • "Civilization" by Justice
  • "That Face" by Frank Sinatra Jr.
  • "Plague of Angels" by The Delta Fiasco (also used in DCOM: Open All Hours)
  • "I Will Stay But You Should Leave" by Skunk Anansie

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

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.

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45 minutes (full length)
15 minutes (Cut Down) +