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The Italian Job was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Fires of Pompeii.

The title is a reference to the 1969 film of the same name.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The difficulties of making the studio sets look consistent with the location filming.
  • Filming of the eruption sequences.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Cast and crew excitement about location filming for this story.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Suburban Knights" by Hard-Fi, Album: Once Upon a Time in the West[1]
  • "This Song (Instrumental version)" by The Enemy, Album: We Live and Die in These Towns
  • "So Low, So High (Instrumental version)" by Maps, Album: We Can Create
  • "Crap Shootin'" by Mark Waterfield & Cameron Jenkins, Album: Alternative Country X-SERIES XCD065
  • "Banquet (Boys Noize Vox Mix)" by Bloc Party, Album: Thrive Mix presents Electro
  • "Drop Audio" by The Qemists feat. ID, Album: Drop Audio (Single)
  • "True Skool" by Coldcut feat. Roots Manuva, Album: Sound Mirrors
  • "I Shall Overcome (Instrumental version)" by Hard-Fi, Album: Once Upon a Time in the West

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • The decision to film in Rome, as other options were not as viable.
  • David's tour of the real Pompeii
  • Filming the eruption (briefly)

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Fourth Series DVD box set released on 17 November 2008.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 2 : The Italian Job. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 31 December 2018.
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