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Time Trouble was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Father's Day. The working title for this episode was A Time and a Place.[1]

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The CGI work on the Reapers.
  • The challenging nature of getting reactions from actors to the Reapers on location without any sort of visual guide.
  • Logistics of filming Pete's death scene.
  • Paul Cornell discusses the emotional turmoil of Pete's death, and the challenge of writing a daughter meeting her long gone father.
  • How natural vulture sounds were modified to create the Reaper roar.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • What meeting her dad means for Rose as a character.
  • Dealing with time travel and meddling in history throughout the existence of the show.
  • The nature of the Doctor as a lonely wanderer and an alien.

2005 promo image.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Come with Me" by Puff Daddy feat. Jimmy Page, Album: Godzilla Soundtrack[2]
  • "White Wedding (Part 1)" by Billy Idol, Album: The Wedding Singer Soundtrack
  • "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult, Album: Rediscover the 70's
  • "Don't Get Me Wrong" by The Pretenders, Album: Now That's What I Call Music 1986
  • "Steptoe and Son Theme" by Ron Grainer, Album: The A-Z of British TV Themes from Sixties and Seventies
  • "Adagio for Strings (from 'Platoon')" by Samuel Barber & Richard Hickox, Album: Cinema Moods

Crew[edit | edit source]

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

  • Paul Cornell discusses the emotional turmoil of Pete's death, and the challenge of writing a daughter meeting her long gone father.
  • The CGI work on the Reapers. (slightly trimmed)
  • The challenging nature of getting reactions from actors to the Reapers on location without any sort of visual guide.

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD box set released on 21 November 2005.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Doctor Who Confidential. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 6 January 2019.
  2. Episode 8 : Time Trouble. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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File:DWCON Time Trouble title card.jpg +
30 minutes (full length)
12'54" (Cut Down) +