Ship Ahoy! was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Curse of the Black Spot.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

The episode covered location shooting and stunt work from The Curse of the Black Spot and Karen Gillan learning and performing her own stunts for the swordfighting scene.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • From Script to Screen aired as part of this episode, launching the Script to Screen writing competition for schools.
  • Karen Gillan doing some of her own stunts.
  • Other stunt work into episode.
  • Autograph signing on location by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
  • Choosing the elements needed to make it a true pirate story.
  • A Day in the Life: Producer.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Frisky" by Tinie Tempah feat. Labrinth[1]
  • "On Board" by Friendly Fires
  • "Whirlpool" by Barrie Gledden & Peter Shand, Album: Ambient, Chill-Out ANW 1035
  • "Me and You" by Nero
  • "I Need Air" by Magnetic Man feat. Angela Hunte
  • "El Capitalismo Foráneo" by Gotan Project
  • "Galaxy Bounce" by The Chemical Brothers
  • "Back It Up" by Caro Emerald
  • "On Fire" by Neon Plastix
  • "Resolution" by Duncan Pittock, Album: Editor's Series, Drones, Textures ANW 1161
  • "In the Hospital" by Friendly Fires
  • "This Memory" by Mark Revell, Album: Chillwave X‑SERIES XCD194
  • "K+D+B" by The Chemical Brothers, Album: Further

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

The cut down episode retains: interview clips with Karen Gillam, Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith, Crispin Layfield, Michael Begley, Steven Moffat, Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch, Jeremy Webb, and Gordon Seed; behind the scenes footage from the deck of the pirate ship; creating the storm; stunt work.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

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.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Ship Ahoy!. Retrieved on 4 March 2019.
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