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

Aspects of production covered Edit

  • 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

  • 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

Music list Edit

  • "Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair" by Arctic Monkeys
  • "Guilt" by Nero
  • "Fire In Your Eyes" by Chase & Status
  • "Feel It" by The Bongolian
  • "Civilization" by Justice
  • "That Face" by Frank Sinatra Jr.
  • "Plague Of Angels" by Delta Fiasco
  • "I Will Stay But You Should Leave" by Skunk Anansie

Crew Edit

Elements retained in Cut Down Edit

to be added

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.

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