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When Time Froze was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with The Wedding of River Song. It was the final televised episode of Doctor Who Confidential.

It was most notable for a lengthy segment called River Song: Her Story, in which Alex Kingston narrated a biography of River Song. The episode also included the debut of Death is the Only Answer, a mini-episode written by a group of schoolchildren as part of the BBC-sponsored "Script to Screen" contest.

Though the series concluded production, plans were announced to revive it in 2013, while short behind-the-scenes features were aired in conjunction with Series 7 of Doctor Who. These features would later expand into Doctor Who Extra in 2014, a series of 10 minute instalments which were made available on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Red Button following the broadcast of their accompanying Series 8 episodes. The first instalment of Extra, attached to Deep Breath, was also screened in cinemas following the premiere's theatrical simulcast.

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  • "Safe from Harm" by Massive Attack
  • "L.S.F." by Kasabian
  • "First Contestant" by Chris Blackwell, Album: Effects Beds, Stings ANW 1486
  • "I Wish" by Skee-Lo
  • "Look at Me (Mark!s Big Vocal Mix Surgery Edit)" by Geri Halliwell
  • "Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy Overture" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" by ABBA
  • "Remembering the Fallen" by Luke Richards, Album: Evocative, Cinematic ANW 1589
  • "Day of Doom" by Terry Devine-King, Album: Conflict, Filmic, Historical ANW 1082
  • "Brave the Hype" by Barrie Gledden, Steve Dymond & Jason Pedder, Album: Urban, Electro Songs ANW 1610
  • "Como tu lo Sabes" by Juan Quinones & Tim Devine, Album: Nuevo Rican ANW 1565
  • "Chillwave" by Duncan Pittock, Ellie Kidd & Igor Dvorkin, Album: Family Movies ANW 1549
  • "Chain Gangsta" by David O'Brien & Matt Hill, Album: Big Beats, Sports ANW 1396
  • "Sorcerer's Dream" by Paul Mottram, Album: Magic, Ghosts, Mystery ANW 1071
  • "Bloody Mary" by Debbie Wiseman, Album: Period Drama ANW 1556
  • "Second Sense" by Gareth Johnson, Album: Urban, Underground ANW 1165
  • "Whiter than White" by Paul Mottram, Album: Atmospheric Piano ANW 1596
  • "Big Boss" by Dave James, Album: RnB, Hip Hop 2 ANW 1352
  • "Hidden Truth" by Duncan Pittock & Igor Dvorkin, Album: Light Tension 1 - Slow ANW 1295
  • "Empire's Dawn" by Terry Devine-King, Album: Orchestral Drama 2 ANW 1216
  • "A Message to You Rudy" by The Specials
  • "Finally" by Kings of Tomorrow
  • "Get Dirty" by Raphael Lake, Album: Electropop 2 XCD195 (also used in DCOM: River Runs Wild)
  • "Without Me" by Eminem
  • "Danger! High Voltage (Soulchild Radio Mix)" by Electric Six
  • "Hey Baby" by Bob Bradley, Album: US Hip Hop ANW 1413
  • "Little Shocks" by Kaiser Chiefs
  • "Abduction" by Adam Skinner & Dan Skinner, Album: Sci-Fi ANW 1381
  • "Bucky Done Gun" by M.I.A.
  • "The Chamber" by Mike Oldfield
  • "Jerusalem" by The Central Band of the Royal British Legion, Album: Music for Remembrance
  • "Arabian Knights" by Hossam Ramzy
  • "My Way" by Frank Sinatra

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Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD & Blu-ray box set released on 21 November 2011.

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45 minutes (full length)
8'59" (Cut Down) +