The Valiant Quest was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Last of the Time Lords.

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 or "vodcasts".[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 | edit source]

  • Filming of the opening' "I Can't Decide" scene, and the strenuous nature of it for John Simm.
  • The execution of the laser screwdriver sequences.
  • The CGI work of the small aged Doctor.
  • Wire work for Tennant filming the return of the Doctor to normal.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • The Master's need to torture the Doctor and see him suffer, rather than kill him.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "How to Save a Life" by The Fray[2]
  • "I Can't Decide" by Scissor Sisters, Album: Ta-Dah (also used in TV: Last of the Time Lords)
  • "Revolution" by Jools Holland & Stereophonics, Album: Small World Big Bang
  • "Rewind" by Stereophonics, Album: Language, Sex, Violence, Other
  • "All the Small Things" by Blink-182, Album: Enema of the State
  • "I've Got the World on a String" by Frank Sinatra, Album: Classic Sinatra
  • "Lift Me Up" by Moby, Album: Hotel
  • "What I've Done" by Linkin Park, Album: Minutes to Midnight
  • "Invincible" by Muse, Album: Black Holes and Revelations

These songs were in the music list on the Doctor Who website, but do not feature in the episode:

  • "Vide Cor Meum (from 'Hannibal')" by Patrick Cassidy, Danielle Di Niese & Bruno Lazzaretti, Album: Hannibal Soundtrack
  • "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by The John Morris Orchestra, Album: Dirty Dancing
  • "God in the Beginning" by Jah Wobble, Album: Take Me to God

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • The CGI work of the small aged Doctor.
  • Wire work for Tennant filming the return of the Doctor to normal.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series DVD box set released on 5 November 2007.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Ways To Listen: Podcasts & Downloads: Guide. (10 April 2007). Retrieved on 18 January 2019.
  2. MUSIC LIST EPISODE 13: The Valiant Quest. Retrieved on 30 December 2018.
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File:DWCON The Valiant Quest title card.jpg +
45 minutes (full length)
7'02" (Cut Down)
4'33" (Vodcast) +