The Saxon Mystery was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Sound of Drums.

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.[1] 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

  • The necessity to bring the Master back, and how he stands as an equal to the Doctor.
  • The casting of John Simm as the Master.
  • Filming for the scene in which the Master kills the Cabinet Ministers.
  • The SFX work for exploding Martha's flat.

Additional topics covered Edit

  • The previous incarnations of the Master within the classic series and the TV movie.

People interviewed Edit

Music list Edit

  • "Mad World" by Micheal Andrews & Gary Jules, Album: Single[2]
  • "Johnny Appleseed" by Joe Strummer, Album: Global A Go Go
  • "Burning Down The House" by Talking Heads, Album: Stop Making Sense
  • "The Chain" by Fleetwood Mac, Album: Rumours
  • "Always/Never" by Manic Street Preachers, Album: Lifeblood
  • "Voodoo Child" by Rogue Traders, Album: Here Comes The Drums
  • "Things Can Only Get Better" by D:Ream, Album: D:Ream Vol 1

Crew Edit

Elements retained in Cut Down Edit

to be added

Home video releases Edit

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

Footnotes Edit

  1. Ways To Listen: Podcasts & Downloads: Guide. (10 April 2007). Retrieved on 18 January 2019.
  2. MUSIC LIST EPISODE 12: The Saxon Mystery. Retrieved on 30 December 2018.
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