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Look Who's Talking was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Midnight.

The title is a reference to the 1989 film of the same name.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The complexity of David Tennant and Lesley Sharp doing their lines in near-perfect sync with each other for several scenes within this episode.
  • The difficulties had in doing the sound post-production for this story, as it's self-contained and had little in the way of typical monster sound work.
  • Shifting blame between the characters in the story, and what that might say about human nature.
  • The SFX and camera work required for the shots of the cabin been shunted back and forth.
  • Heavy work required of Lesley Sharp, having to recite near enough every other line within the script, and how autocues were carefully placed at times to aid her.
  • The requirement of actors miming in certain takes whilst other actors are recorded clearly, so that the sound team could later take the individual tracks and effectively mix them together.
  • Some of the foley sounds used within this episode.
  • The stunt work for the Hostess and Sky getting sucked out.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The work that goes into sound editing and sound mixing Doctor Who.
  • The purpose of Automatic Dialogue Replacement within Doctor Who.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Sound & Vision" by David Bowie, Album: The Singles Collection[1]
  • "Boozy Nights" by Igor Dvorkin & Duncan Pittock, Album: 1980s ANW 1106
  • "The Passenger" by Iggy Pop, Album: The Best Rock Anthems Ever
  • "Wearing My Rolex" by Wiley, Album: Wearing My Rolex (Single)

This song was in the music list on the Doctor Who website, but does not feature in the episode:

  • "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" by Dream Warriors, Album: The Very Best of Jazz Moods

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 Fourth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series DVD box set released on 17 November 2008.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 10 : Look Who's Talking. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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45 minutes (full length)
13'24" (Cut Down) +