Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]
- The decision to bring back the Time Lords for this story.
- The logistics of faking a helicopter shot in this story without a real helicopter.
- John Simm on returning as the Master.
- Redoing the Master's look for this story, to fit with the character's attempts to blend in.
- June Whitfield on her brief appearance in the story.
- Discussions on the Vinvocci and the prosthetics used for them.
- The VFX work required to pull John Simm's face on so many people.
- Filming of the White House press room sequence, in which John Simm had to wear over thirty outfits so all the shots could be knitted into one.
Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]
- David Tennant's feelings on ending his time in the role of the Doctor.
- Discussion of how a helicopter shot in Aliens of London had been carefully done without the use of a real helicopter.
- The history of the Master's rivalry with the Doctor in the classic series.
- How Wilfred Mott had never originally be intended as a part of Donna's family.
- The history of the Doctor's relationship with Time Lord society.
People interviewed[edit | edit source]
- David Tennant, The Doctor
- Julie Gardner, Executive Producer
- Russell T Davies, Head Writer
- Peter Bennett, Producer
- Ben Griffiths, Electrician
- Euros Lyn, Director
- John Simm, The Master
- Jacqueline King, Sylvia Noble
- Bernard Cribbins, Wilfred Mott
- June Whitfield, Minnie
- Sinead Keenan, Addams
- Lachele Carl, Trinity Wells
- Tracy Ifeachor, Abigail Naismith
- Edward Thomas, Production Designer
Music list[edit | edit source]
- "Uprising" by Muse
- "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas
- "Countdown" by Rush
- "You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse
- "Cold As Ice" by M.O.P.
- "Never Forget You" by The Noisettes
- "Terry & June Theme" by John Shakespeare
- "American Woman" by The Guess Who†
- "Blue Haze" by Paul Mottram, Album: Small Jazz Group, Piano, Boogie ANW 1157
- "Shake It" by Metro Station
- "If Everybody Looked the Same" by Groove Armada
- "Mr Big Stuff" by Jean Knight
- "Walk to Death" by Duncan Pittock, Album: Drones, Textures, Musical FX ANW 1038
†TV version only, replaced with stock music ("Duetto" by Chris Gibbons, Album: Easy Listening Country ANW 1239) for the DVD release.
Crew[edit | edit source]
- Camera - James Daniels, Eric Huyton, Aled Jenkins, Jon Rees, Andy Smith
- Sound - Dafydd Parry, Jon Thomas, Brian Ullah
- Runners - James Bowen, Claire Riley
- Researchers - Matthew Andrews, Stuart Laws, Robert Wootton
- Assistant Producers - Ian Hay, Donovan Keogh, Hannah Williams
- Production Accountant - Kevin Rickwood
- Production Team Assistant - Emma Chapman
- Production Co-ordinators - Tors Grantham, Megan Pinches
- Production Manager - Katy Cartwright
- Production Executive - Stan Matthews
- Colourist - Jon Everett
- Dubbing Mixer - Mark Ferda
- Editor - John Parker
- Executive Producer - Mark Cossey
- Executive Producers for Dr Who - Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner
- Producer - Zoë Rushton
- Series Producer - Gillane Seaborne
Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]
There was no "Cut Down" version of this episode.
Home video releases[edit | edit source]
The full length version of the episode was included on the Doctor Who: 2009 Winter Specials DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 11 January 2010; and the Doctor Who: The Complete Specials DVD & Blu-ray box set also released on 11 January 2010.