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The Ultimate Guide was a special documentary by the Doctor Who Confidential production team broadcast before The Parting of the Ways.

Like its precursor, Doctor Who: A New Dimension, The Ultimate Guide was broadcast on BBC One prior to its related episode rather than on BBC Three after it. This special was not shown under the Doctor Who Confidential banner, though it has been generally considered an episode of the series due to the presence of Confidential's production team as well as then-narrator Simon Pegg.

The Parting of the Ways was followed by its own standard Confidential episode, The Last Battle.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • Nighttime location filming for Rose.
  • Different VFX tests done for the TARDIS materialisation effect in the new series.
  • Filming on location for Boom Town.
  • Designing of Captain Jack's spaceship.
  • Murray Gold's score for the Daleks.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop
  • "Halcyon and On and On" by Orbital
  • "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" by The Killers
  • "Blister in the Sun" by Violent Femmes
  • "In-Between Days" by The Cure
  • "Two Rocks and a Cup of Water" by Massive Attack
  • "Technologic" by Daft Punk
  • "Come with Me" by Puff Daddy feat. Jimmy Page
  • "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis vs. JXL
  • "Main Title (from 'Capricorn One')" by Jerry Goldsmith
  • "Mass Destruction" by Faithless
  • "Excalibur: O Fortuna (from 'Carmina Burana')" by Carl Orff & City of Prague Orchestra
  • "I Am Home" by Massive Attack, Album: Danny the Dog

Crew[edit | edit source]

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

As of March 2019 no version of the episode is available commercially.

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