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"Doctor Who" A Christmas Carol (2010)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
25 December 2010 (Season 6, Episode 0)
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Plot:
A space liner, with a large number of passengers aboard, is in difficulties while flying through the atmosphere of an unknown planet... See more » | Add synopsis »
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'Doctor Who' Review: 'A Christmas Carol'
 (From MTV Splash Page. 26 December 2010, 6:01 AM, PST)

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Cast

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

Matt Smith ... The Doctor

Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond

Arthur Darvill ... Rory

Michael Gambon ... Kazran Sardick / Elliot Sardick

Katherine Jenkins ... Abigail

Laurence Belcher ... Young Kazran

Danny Horn ... Adult Kazran

Leo Bill ... Pilot

Pooky Quesnel ... Captain

Micah Balfour ... Co-Pilot

Stephen North ... Old Benjamin (as Steve North)
Bailey Pepper ... Boy / Benjamin

Tim Plester ... Servant

Nick Malinowski ... Eric
Laura Rogers ... Isabella
Meg Wynn Owen ... Old Isabella (as Meg Wynn-Owen)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Toby Haynes 
 
Writing credits
Steven Moffat (written by)

Produced by
Diana Barton .... line producer
Steven Moffat .... executive producer
Piers Wenger .... executive producer
Beth Willis .... executive producer
Sanne Wohlenberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Murray Gold 
 
Cinematography by
Stephan Pehrsson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Adam Recht 
 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
 
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Nicholas 
 
Set Decoration by
Julian Luxton 
 
Costume Design by
Barbara Kidd 
 
Makeup Department
Pam Mullins .... makeup supervisor
Vivienne Simpson .... makeup artist
Allison Sing .... makeup artist
Barbara Southcott .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Nerys Davies .... post-production supervisor
Rhys Griffiths .... unit manager
Steffan Morris .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Curtis .... assistant director
James Dehaviland .... second assistant director
Janine H. Jones .... assistant director
Mick Pantaleo .... first assistant director
Heddi-Joy Taylor .... third assistant director (as Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch)
 
Art Department
Paul Aitken .... props master
Adrian Anscombe .... props buyer
Katherine Archer .... stand-by props
Helen Atherton .... stand-by painter
Jayne Davies .... storeperson
Scott Fisher .... construction chargehand
Bryan Griffiths .... stand-by rigger
Penny Howarth .... props maker
Matthew Hywel-Davies .... construction manager
Julia Jones .... model maker
Rhys Jones .... prop chargehand
Rod Knipping .... storyboard artist
Stuart MacKay .... dressing props
Ben Morris .... production buyer
Nicholas Robatto .... props maker
Ciaran Thompson .... stand-by art director
Christina Tom .... graphic artist
Justin Williams .... stand-by carpenter
Shaun Williams .... concept artist (as Richard Shaun Williams)
Silas Gee Williams .... stand-by props (as Silas Williams)
Kristian Wilsher .... dressing props
Kate Elizabeth Wilson .... petty cash buyer (as Kate Wilson)
 
Sound Department
Laura Coates .... boom operator
Paul Jefferies .... sound effects editor
Paul McFadden .... sound supervisor
Dafydd Parry .... sound maintenance engineer
Tim Ricketts .... dubbing mixer
Jamie Talbutt .... foley editor
Bryn Thomas .... sound recordist
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mark Ayres .... sound remastering (uncredited)
Brian Hodgson .... sound effects (uncredited)
Dick Mills .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Beewan Athwal .... visual effects producer
Cat Gregory .... visual effects editor
Craig Higgins .... senior visual effects artist
Zahra Al-Naib .... pre-visualization artist (uncredited)
James Ballard .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Tim Barter .... on set visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Rubén Bautista .... cg effects artist (uncredited)
Jacob Flint .... matchmove artist (uncredited)
Dave Freeman .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Andrew Hutton .... matchmove artist (uncredited)
Jenna Powell .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Neil Roche .... animation supervisor (uncredited)
James Rose .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Tamsie Thomas .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Llyr Williams .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Crispin Layfield .... stunt coordinator
Gordon Seed .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Arrowsmith .... camera operator (as Robert Arrowsmith)
Peter Chester .... best boy (as Pete Chester)
Ben Griffiths .... electrician
Mark Hutchings .... gaffer
Albert James .... practical electrician
Svetlana Miko .... camera assistant
Bob Milton .... electrician
Gary Norman .... grip
Steve Rees .... focus puller
Simon Ridge .... camera assistant
Pete Scott .... electrician (as Peter Scott)
Gareth Sheldon .... electrician
Simon Walton .... focus puller
 
Animation Department
Martin Lanzinger .... animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Alice Purser .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Gill .... costume assistant
Yasemin Kascioglu .... costume assistant
Samantha Keeble .... assistant costume designer
Bobbie Peach .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mark Bright .... on-line conformer
Marie Brown .... post-production coordinator
Becky Trotman .... assistant editor
Mick Vincent .... colorist
 
Music Department
Ben Foster .... conductor
Ben Foster .... orchestrator
Ron Grainer .... composer: original theme music
Jake Jackson .... music mixer
Gerry O'Riordan .... music recordist
Dave Foster .... music preparation (uncredited)
Murray Gold .... music arranger: theme music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Medard Mankos .... driver: props
 
Other crew
Lindsey Alford .... script executive
Helen Blyth .... assistant production coordinator
Charlie Coombes .... production assistant
Rhys Evans .... assistant production accountant
Scott Handcock .... production secretary
Claire Hildred .... production coordinator
Iwan Roberts .... location manager
Julie Scott .... production executive
Dyfed Thomas .... production accountant
Phillip Trow .... script supervisor
Mark Burnett .... uncredited
 
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sir Michael Gambon is only the second knighted actor to act in the series. The first was Sir Derek Jacobi, who starred in a David Tennant story.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When The Doctor travels back in time to visit Kazran in his bedroom, the TARDIS is hidden behind two large doors, with the TARDIS windows clearly visible even when the doors are closed. When he does travel back, he appears in Kazran's recording, but you can still see the TARDIS's window between the doors.See more »
Quotes:
The Doctor:Guys we've *really* got to go quite quickly. I just accidentally got engaged to Marilyn Monroe!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Mary Poppins (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent NightSee more »

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34 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
"These are but shadows of the things that have been", 25 December 2010
Author: boblipton from New York City

Dickens' story gets the Doctor Who treatment, full of mad humor and personal tragedy as the Doctor has to reclaim a damaged soul in a world of flying sharks to save Amy, Rory (Arthur Darvill getting an upgrade to Companion status with a front-of-credits listing) and four thousands other people on a crashing space ship. With the great Michael Gambon as that Scrooge-like figure, it takes only half the show to manage the effort -- but series producer Steven Moffat never makes things that simple.

As a fancier of Charles Dickens and the Doctor, I am quite taken with another example of how the Doctor treats all time as simultaneous, rushing back and forth to get information from Gambon to get himself out of scrapes half a century earlier.

Moffat has shown a dab hand at making Victorian stories sensible to a twenty-first audience in series like JEKYLL and SHERLOCK. I'm glad he has decided to do the same for Scrooge.

Oh, and Karen Gillan makes a wonderful Ghost of Christmas Present in a short skirt.

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