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I Get a Side-Kick Out of You was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Series 1 episode Aliens of London.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • Rose Tyler's personality, and how her practicality compliments the Ninth Doctor.
  • The reasoning for involving Rose's personal life in the madness of alien life, and how she is invested in her own life as well as the adventures.
  • Lucinda Wright discusses his costume choices for Rose, as a modern teenager, and how that would develop over the choice of the show.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Russell T Davies discussing the importance of the companion in Doctor Who.
  • The history of Doctor Who companions through the Classic series.
  • Discussion of Leela, and how she was notable in being much more forthright and self-defensive in situations than prior companions.
  • The departure of Matthew Waterhouse, due to the pressures of having to write for three companions, and the shocking nature of having a companion killed off.

2005 promo image.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Real Wild Child (Wild One)" by Christopher Otcaek, Album: Pretty Woman Soundtrack[1]
  • "Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz, Album: Greatest Hits
  • "Shout" by Tears For Fears, Album: Drive Time 4
  • "Rocks" by Primal Scream, Album: Crash Indie Anthems
  • "She" by Elvis Costello, Album: Notting Hill Soundtrack
  • "Foxy Lady" by Jimi Hendrix, Album: Are You Experienced
  • "Song 2" by Blur, Album: Blur

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 First Series DVD box set.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 4 : I Get a Sidekick Out of You. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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30 minutes (full length)
15 minutes (Cut Down) +