The title is a reference to the 2002 film Maid in Manhattan.
A condensed 5 minute version of this episode was made available to download in .mp4 format for seven days after broadcast, as part of a BBC trial of video podcasts or "vodcasts". It was later uploaded to the BBC's YouTube channel. Both of these were cropped into 4:3 aspect ratio.
Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]
- The challenge of transforming Welsh locations into New York.
- How the SFX team shot background plates and wide shots to be inserted amongst the other material for the episode (including combining footage of Freema and David in Wales with footage of the Statue of Liberty).
- The setdressing for Hooverville.
- The addition of 1930s buildings to certain shots in the VFX stage of working on the episode.
- The use of a disused power station for the Dalek lab scenes.
- The multi-camera setup for the Pig Slaves fighting the Hooverville citizens.
- The SFX work for the Dalek attack on Hooverville, and the challenges of doing it with a limited amount of explosives.
- Filming supporting artists on greenscreen for some of the construction work shots.
- The set for Mr. Diagoras' office.
- Shooting shots in studio for the mast of the Empire State building.
Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]
- How weather posed a challenge for shooting some of the sequences in this story.
People interviewed[edit | edit source]
- Russell T Davies, Head Writer, Doctor Who
- James Strong, Director, Episode 5
- Dave Houghton, Visual Effects Supervisor
- Phil Collinson, Series Producer, Doctor Who
- Helen Raynor, Writer, Episode 5
- Simon Wicker, Digital Matte Painter
- David Tennant, The Doctor
- Edward Thomas, Production Designer
- Freema Agyeman, Martha Jones
- Danny Hargreaves, Special Effects Supervisor
Music list[edit | edit source]
- "In da Club" by 50 Cent, Album: 50 Cent - In da Club
- "I Love New York" by Madonna, Album: Confessions on a Dancefloor
- "Wall Street Rag" by Pat Ribellot, Album: New York: A Documentary Film Soundtrack
- "Proper Education" by Eric Prydz vs Pink Floyd, Album: Proper Education (Single)
- "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti, Album: Copland: El Salón Mexicó
- "Manhattan" by Ella Fitzgerald, Album: Ella Fitzgerald: The Songbooks
- "Mostly the Charleston" by Paul Lenart & Bill Novick, Album: The Roaring 20's - USA SCD-0319
- "Park Avenue" by Paul Lenart & Bill Novick, Album: The Roaring 20's - USA SCD-0319
- "Sweet Suzy" by The Champagne Dance Orchestra, Album: The Top 1920's & 1930's DWCD 0037
- "Touch the Sky" by Kanye West, Album: Late Registration
- "Up in the Sky" by Oasis
- "Bang Bang You're Dead" by Dirty Pretty Things, Album: The Anthems
- "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Barbra Streisand, Album: Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits
- "We Are the World" by The Solitaire Orchestra, Album: Precious Moments STDCD28
- "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)" by Bloc Party, Album: A Weekend in the City
This song was in the music list on the Doctor Who website, but does not feature in the episode:
- "Down in Harlem" by Paul Lenart & Bill Novick, Album: The Roaring 20's - USA SCD-0319
Crew[edit | edit source]
- Camera - Andrew Clifford, Richard Ganniclift, Jamie Gramston, Nick Jardine, Oliver Russell
- Sound - Mike Larini, Kevin Meredith, Jonny Stothert, Maz Tajiki, Andrew Yarme
- Runner - Sam Jones
- Edit Assistant - Christopher Moore
- Junior Researcher - Claire Jones
- Researchers - Nathan Landeg, Jamie Lynch
- Assistant Producers - Geoff Evans, Hannah Williams
- Production Team Assistants - Gavin Chappelle, Alexandra Gibbs, Scott Handcock
- Production Accountant - Elaine Stephenson
- Production Co-ordinators - Rhiannon Cooper, Tors Grantham
- Post Production Co-ordinator - Vickie Mansell
- Production Managers - Kirsty Reid, Natalie Street
- Production Executive - Paul Williams
- Additional Editing - Sven Brooks
- Editor - Rob Mansell
- Colourist - Jon Everett
- Dubbing - Mark Ferda
- Executive Producers for Dr Who - Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner
- Executive Producer - Mark Cossey
- Produced & Directed by - Zoë Rushton
- Series Producer - Gillane Seaborne
Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]
to be added
Home video releases[edit | edit source]
Footnotes[edit | edit source]