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Kylie Special was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Voyage of the Damned.

Unusually, the "Cut Down" version was never broadcast on BBC Three, it was only available on DVD.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • Kylie Minogue discusses Astrid as a character, and her desire to travel.
  • The casting of Kylie Minogue, and how it spawned out of meeting William Baker at the press launch for Series 3.
  • Louise Page's costume choices for Astrid, and the need to create multiple versions of it for Kylie, and her stunt & stand-in doubles.
  • The complexities of locations and supporting extras for a grand locale like the Titanic.
  • The sealing-off and secrecy of filming on a street in public for the scene where the Doctor and company are on Earth.
  • The logistics of filming Astrid driving the forklift into Max Capricorn, and then over the side of the platform.
  • David Tennant having to film the goodbye to Astrid without having Kylie there in some shots, and vice versa, as some shots would require her to be added in later in her 'stardust' form in post-production.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

Discussion of British television at Christmas, illustrated with clips from the following programmes:

  • Porridge: The Desperate House, 1976
  • Steptoe & Son Christmas Special, 1973
  • Only Fools And Horses: Diamonds Are For Heather, 1982
  • Christmas Night With The Two Ronnies, 1987
  • Mike Yarwood Christmas Show, 1978
  • EastEnders, 1986
  • To The Manor Born Christmas Special, 1979

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Can't Get You Outta My Head" by Kylie Minogue, Album: Fever[1]
  • "Especially For You" by Kylie Minogue / Jason Donovan, Album: Ultimate Kylie
  • "Ghost Town" by The Specials, Album: Now 1981
  • "God Put A Smile On Your Face" by Mark Ronson, Album: Version
  • "Got To be Certain" by Kylie Minogue, Album: Kylie: Greatest Hits 87-92
  • "I should Be So Lucky" by Kylie Minogue, Album: Ultimate Kylie
  • "Last Goodby" by Jeff Buckley, Album: Grace
  • "Locomotion" by Kylie Minogue, Album: Ultimate Kylie
  • "Love At First Sight" by Kylie Minogue, Album: Ultimate Kylie
  • "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Diana Ross And The Supremes, Album: The No.1 Christmas Album
  • "2 Hearts" by Kylie Minogue, Album: X

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • Kylie Minogue discusses Astrid as a character, and her desire to travel.
  • The casting of Kylie Minogue, and how it spawned out of meeting William Baker at the press launch for Series 3.
  • The sealing-off and secrecy of filming on a street in public for the scene where the Doctor and company are on Earth. (Trimmed slightly)
  • The logistics of filming Astrid driving the forklift into Max Capricorn, and then over the side of the platform. (Condensed)
  • David Tennant having to film the goodbye to Astrid without having Kylie there in some shots, and vice versa, as some shots would require her to be added in later in her 'stardust' form in post-production.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned DVD and the Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series DVD box set.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Kylie Special. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 31 December 2018.
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60 minutes (full length)
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