Open All Hours was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Closing Time.

The title is a reference to the 1976-85 BBC sitcom of the same name, in which Lynda Baron starred.

It featured a scene where Matt Smith and James Corden amused themselves during a filming break at night. The two pretended to be the Doctor and Craig Owens in front of a video camera with a toy Dalek action figure while humming the Doctor Who theme tune... and laughably tone deaf.

Aspects of production covered[]

Danny Hargreaves and Crispin Layfield explained the process of creating the stunt in which the Doctor jumps through a pane of glass.

Additional topics covered[]

  • A Day in the Life: Location Manager.
  • Script to Screen filming.

People interviewed[]

Music list[]

  • "Come On, Get In" by KT Tunstall
  • "5 Years Time" by Noah and the Whale
  • "Alfie" by Lily Allen
  • "Waiting for the Heartaches" by The Coral
  • "I'm in the House" by Steve Aoki feat. Zuper Blahq
  • "Breaking Glass" by David Bowie
  • "Baby Love" by The Supremes
  • "Bubbles" by Biffy Clyro
  • "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall
  • "Plague of Angels" by The Delta Fiasco (also used in DCOM: Heartbreak Hotel)
  • "Clothes Off" by Kate Crash, Album: Grandmaster Production Music presents Nick Launay XGM004
  • "Are You Being Served" by The Flaming Stars, Album: London after Midnight: Singles, Rarities and Bar Room Floor-Fillers 1995-2005
  • "Main Theme (from 'Airwolf')" by Sylvester Levay
  • "I Am Not a Robot" by Marina and the Diamonds


Elements retained in Cut Down[]

to be added


Home video releases[]

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 21 November 2011.