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TARDIS Tales was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Series 1 episode The Unquiet Dead.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The realisation of the new TARDIS interior set, and cast & crew opinions on it.
  • Edward Thomas discussing the organic materials and styles he incorporated into the new TARDIS interior.
  • Filming on The Unquiet Dead, specifically finding accurate looking period architecture in Wales, coordinating the extras, and managing the fake snow.
  • The make up effects used to realise the Gelth.
  • The VFX for the Gelth spirits.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The history of the Doctor's TARDIS not taking him to where he wants.
  • Christopher Eccleston discussing his first night of filming with the TARDIS prop.
  • Mark Gatiss discussing his joy at being able to write for the TV series.
  • The Doctor's long habit of meeting or knowing historical figures.
  • The show's history about the morality of altering history.

2005 promo image.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Seasons Change" by Anastacia, Album: Anastacia[1]
  • "Get It Right Next Time" by Gerry Rafferty, Album: Baker Street
  • "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jnr., Album: Gh
  • "Vegas Two Times" by Stereophonics, Album: Just Enough Education To Perform
  • "Dr Zhivago" by Maurice Jarre, Album: Dr Zhivago Soundtrack
  • "History Repeating" by Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey, Album: Decks And Drums And Rock And Roll

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • Christopher Eccleston discussing his first night of filming with the TARDIS prop.
  • The make up effects used to realise the Gelth.
  • The realisation of the new TARDIS interior set, and cast & crew opinions on it. (significantly shortened)
  • Edward Thomas discussing the organic materials and styles he incorporated into the new TARDIS interior. (shortened)
  • Filming on The Unquiet Dead, specifically finding accurate looking period architecture in Wales, coordinating the extras, and managing the fake snow. (shortened)

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD box set.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 3 : Tardis Tales. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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30 minutes (full length)
15 minutes (Cut Down) +