When Time Froze was the final televised episode of Doctor Who Confidential as a BBC Three television commission. It was broadcast in conjunction with The Wedding of River Song. 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 avaliable on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Red Button following the broadcast of their accompanying Series 8 episodes. The first installment of Extra, attached to Deep Breath, was also screened in cinemas following the premiere's theatrical simulcast.
Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]
- The filming of the "Amy kills Kovarian" scene.
- Weapons training with Karen Gillan
- Filming the 'wedding' scene
- Mark Gatiss donning the disguise of Gantok.
- The filming of the live chess scene.
- Michael Pickwoad's set design for the "Indiana Jones" tunnel with all the skulls
- Cast thoughts on 29 April 2011, the final day of principal photography for series 6.
Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]
- River Song: Her Story, a definitive, chronological biography of River Song covering events through the end of Series 6.
- The culmination of the Script to Screen competition: Death is the Only Answer
People interviewed[edit | edit source]
- Steven Moffat, Head Writer
- Matt Smith, The Doctor
- Alex Kingston, River Song
- Jeremy Webb, Director
- Arthur Darvill, Rory Williams
- Emma Campbell-Jones, Dr. Kent
- Marnix Van Den Broeke, The Silent
- Karen Gillan, Amy Pond
- Liam Burne, Armourer
- Marcus Wilson, Producer
- Ian McNeice, Winston Churchill
- Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch, 3rd Assistant Director
- Michael Pickwoad, Production Designer
- Mark Gatiss, Gantok
Music list[edit | edit source]
- "Safe From Harm" by Massive Attack
- "I Wish" by Skee-Lo
- "Look At Me (Mark!s Big Vocal Mix Surgery Edit)" by Geri Halliwell
- "Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy Overture"
- "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" by ABBA
- "A Message To You Rudy" by The Specials
- "Finally" by Kings Of Tomorrow
- "Without Me" by Eminem
- "Danger! High Voltage (Soulchild Radio Mix)" by Electric Six
- "Little Shocks" by Kaiser Chiefs
- "The Chamber" by Mike Oldfield
- "Jerusalem (And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time)"
- "Arabian Knights" by Hossam Ramzy
- "My Way" by Frank Sinatra
Crew[edit | edit source]
- Graphics - BBC Wales
- Title Music - Slam & Saw Productions
- Camera - Paul Hawkins, Aled Jenkins, Guy Littlemore
- Sound - Wil Planitzer, Jon Thomas
- Edit Assistant - George Sabapathy
- Runner - Llywelen Davies
- Researchers - Matthew Andrews, Leanne René, Robert Wootton
- Assistant Producers - Donovan Keogh, Hannah Williams
- Production Accountant - Kevin Rickwood
- Production Co-ordinator - Megan Pinches
- Production Manager - Katy Cartwright
- Production Executive - Stan Matthews
- Colourist - Matt Mullins
- Dubbing Mixer - Mark Ferda
- Offline Editor - John Parker
- Executive Producer - Mark Cossey
- Executive Producers for Dr Who - Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis
- Senior Producer - Zoë Rushton
- Series Producer - Gillane Seaborne
Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]
to be added
Home video releases[edit | edit source]
The "Cut Down" version of the episode is available on the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD & Blu-ray box sets.