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"Doctor Who" Partners in Crime (2008)

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Russell T. Davies (written by)
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Original Air Date:
5 April 2008 (Season 4, Episode 1)
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Plot:
With a new weight-loss pill tested in London by Adipose Industries, The Doctor goes to investigate the sinister truth behind the product, only to find out that his old friend Donna Noble is investigating as well. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Tennant ... The Doctor

Catherine Tate ... Donna Noble

Billie Piper ... Rose Tyler

Sarah Lancashire ... Miss Foster

Bernard Cribbins ... Wilfred Mott

Jacqueline King ... Sylvia Noble
Verona Joseph ... Penny Carter

Jessica Gunning ... Stacey Harris
Martin Ball ... Roger Davey
Rachid Sabitri ... Craig Staniland
Chandra Ruegg ... Clare Pope
Sue Kelvin ... Suzette Chambers
Jonathan Stratt ... Taxi Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruari Mears ... 1st Foster Guard (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
James Strong 
 
Writing credits
Russell T. Davies (written by)

Produced by
Phil Collinson .... producer
Russell T. Davies .... executive producer
Julie Gardner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Murray Gold 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Vincze (director of photography) (as Ernie Vincze)
 
Film Editing by
Mike Jones 
 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
 
Production Design by
Edward Thomas 
 
Art Direction by
Arwel Jones (supervising art director) (as Arwel Wyn Jones)
 
Set Decoration by
Malin Lindholm 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Page 
 
Makeup Department
Pam Mullins .... makeup artist
John Munro .... makeup artist
Steve Smith .... makeup artist
Barbara Southcott .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Chris Blatchford .... post-production supervisor
Rhys Griffiths .... unit manager
Samantha Hall .... post-production supervisor
Tracie Simpson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Blackwell .... first assistant director
Sarah Davies .... third assistant director
Jennie Fava .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Paul Aitken .... property master
Keith Freeman .... stand-by rigger
Matthew Hywel-Davies .... construction manager
Barry Jones .... senior props maker
Jonathan Marquand Allison .... art department production manager (as Jonathan Allison)
Nick Murray .... stand-by props
Stephen Nicholas .... chief supervising art director
James North .... associate designer
John Pinkerton .... scenic artist
Amy Pope .... art department coordinator
Will Pope .... stand-by carpenter
Nicholas Robatto .... props maker (as Nick Robatto)
Al Roberts .... design assistant
Catherine Samuel .... props buyer
Phil Shellard .... stand-by props (as Phill Shellard)
Ciaran Thompson .... stand-by art director
Matthew Wild .... dressing chargehand
Shaun Williams .... storyboard artist
Ellen Woods .... stand-by painter
 
Sound Department
Kelly-Marie Angell .... foley editor
Julian Howarth .... sound recordist
Paul Jefferies .... sound effects editor
Paul McFadden .... supervising sound editor
Tim Ricketts .... dubbing mixer
Jeff Welch .... boom operator
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mark Ayres .... sound remastering (uncredited)
Darran Clement .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Brian Hodgson .... sound effects (uncredited)
Dick Mills .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ben Ashmore .... special effects coordinator
Neill Gorton .... prosthetics designer
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects supervisor
Rob Mayor .... prosthetics supervisor
Craig Leong .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Murray Barber .... 2D artist
Tim Barter .... 2D artist
Bryan Bartlett .... 2D artist
Sara Bennett .... 2D artist
Serena Cacciato .... 3D artist
Will Cohen .... visual effects producer
Loraine Cooper .... 2D artist
Barney Curnow .... visual effects supervisor
Ceres Doyle .... visual effects editor
Simon C. Holden .... 2D artist
Dave Houghton .... visual effects supervisor
Rebecca Johnson .... visual effects coordinator
Marie A. Jones .... visual effects producer (as Marie Jones)
David Levy .... 3D artist (as Dave Levy)
Matthew McKinney .... 3D artist (as Matt McKinney)
James Moxon .... 2D artist
Marianne Paton .... visual effects production assistant
Jenna Powell .... visual effects coordinator
Stephen Regelous .... 3D artist
Greg Spencer .... 2D artist
Tim Barter .... on-set visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Charlie Bennett .... digital matte painter (uncredited)
Nicolas Hernandez .... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Russell Horth .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Will Pryor .... visual effects (uncredited)
Neil Roche .... animator (uncredited)
Janak Thakker .... senior character animator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
Derek Lea .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Barber .... camera operator
Peter Chester .... best boy
Ben Griffiths .... electrician
Mark Hutchings .... gaffer
Clive Johnson .... electrician
Steve Rees .... focus puller
John Robinson .... grip
Steve Slocombe .... electrician
Rory Taylor .... camera operator
Stuart Brereton .... additional photography (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andy Brierley .... casting associate
Amy Rogers .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsay Bonaccorsi .... costume supervisor
Rose Goodheart .... assistant costume designer (as Rose Goodhart)
Barbara Harrington .... costume assistant
Louise Martin .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mark Bright .... on-line editor
Marie Brown .... post-production coordinator
Matthew Clarke .... on-line editor
Carmen Roberts .... assistant editor
Mick Vincent .... colorist
 
Music Department
Ron Grainer .... composer: original theme music
Dave Foster .... music preparation (uncredited)
Jake Jackson .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Olivier Ager .... production accountant (as Oliver Ager)
Lindsey Alford .... script editor
Kath Blackman .... contracts assistant
Nicola Brown .... production runner
Debi Griffiths .... assistant production coordinator
Sheila Johnston .... continuity
Kevin Myers .... production secretary
Andy Newbery .... floor runner
Chris Rogers .... finance manager
Julie Scott .... production executive
Gareth Skelding .... location manager
Jess Van Niekerk .... production coordinator
Heddi-Joy Taylor .... floor runner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Howard Attfield .... in memory of
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Runtime:
48 min
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Certification:
UK:PG (DVD rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The word "adipose" is the scientific term for body fat.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Donna's car license plate near the start of the episode was "YD56 VHG". At the end of the episode, the license plate becomes "LN54 VKR".See more »
Quotes:
[after spending all day hiding in a toilet stall, Donna emerges, but then gets a call from her mother, and hides back in the stall]
Donna Noble:Not now!
Sylvia Noble:I need the car. Where are you?
Donna Noble:[improvising, and whispering] The car went missing!
Sylvia Noble:Why are you whispering?
Donna Noble:I'm in church.
Sylvia Noble:What would you do in church?
Donna Noble:I'm praying.
Sylvia Noble:[scoffs] A bit late for that, I imagine.
Wilfred Mott:What's she in church for?
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Doctor Who Closing CreditsSee more »

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15 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Best series opener yet!, 8 April 2008
Author: cameron-burn from United Kingdom

Doctor who has always been a part of my life. And after a long wait which seems like an eternity Doctor who is back on the BBC. At the start of a new doctor who season you always worry that it might be a disappointment but as usual the Doctir who crew managed to start on a bang and as "that" theme tune comes on the excitement gets bigger.

The openers of the series are usually poor in Doctor who because they tend to focus more on the character development than the storyline of the monsters. But enough said, this was the best opener since Rose and I am pleased the 4th series has gotten off to a good start.

There were many goods in Partners in crime. For me the the best of those goods was Catherine Tate and David Tennant. I found Donna a total pain in the runaway bride but she was absolutely fine in this opener. Her interaction with Tennant was good to watch and her comic timing definitely boosted some of the duller scenes in the episode.

The comedy can sometimes be to childish on Doctor who, but there were some great moments of comedy in this episode, my favourite when Gramps misses the spaceship behind him and the doctor and Donnas near-misses.

The submission of Rose in the series was known long ago since the crew find it hard keeping secrets but no one knew she would be in the first episode!

Now for the bad. As usual the doctor overuses his sonic screwdriver any plot dead-ends and tight spots. The story worked well, but I heyt the sillier plots in Doctor who, I know it needs to appeal to 7 year olds as well as 70 year olds, but I think plots about fat based aliens growing out of peoples bodies would be best suited on one of the more childish Doctor who spin-offs. And whenever Russel T Davies writes a story himself there is always a basic template that he refuses to budge from, which makes the scene with the adipose and miss foster feel too much like the evil company.

Overall this was an episode which has created a great lot of story lines for more episodes and I give it a 7/10.

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