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"Doctor Who" Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS (2013)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
27 April 2013 (Season 7, Episode 11)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Matt Smith ... The Doctor

Jenna Coleman ... Clara (as Jenna-Louise Coleman)

Ashley Walters ... Gregor Van Baalen

Mark Oliver ... Bram Van Baalen
Jahvel Hall ... Tricky

Sarah Louise Madison ... Time Zombie
Ruari Mears ... Time Zombie

Paul Kasey ... Time Zombie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones (archive sound) (uncredited)

Tom Baker ... The Doctor (archive sound) (uncredited)

Peter Davison ... The Doctor (archive sound) (uncredited)

Christopher Eccleston ... The Doctor (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)

Carole Ann Ford ... Susan Foreman (archive sound) (uncredited)

Karen Gillan ... Amy Pond (voice) (archive sound) (uncredited)

Suranne Jones ... Idris / The TARDIS (archive sound) (uncredited)

Katy Manning ... Jo Grant (archive sound) (uncredited)

Jon Pertwee ... The Doctor (archive sound) (uncredited)

William Russell ... Ian Chesterton (archive sound) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mat King 
Writing credits
Steve Thompson (written by)

Sydney Newman  creator (uncredited)

Produced by
Des Hughes .... line producer
Steven Moffat .... executive producer
Denise Paul .... script producer
Caroline Skinner .... executive producer
Marcus Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Murray Gold 
Cinematography by
Jake Polonsky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Selina Macarthur 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
Art Direction by
Amy Pickwoad 
Paul Spriggs (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Adrian Anscombe 
Costume Design by
Howard Burden 
Makeup Department
Katie Lee .... makeup artist
Vivienne Simpson .... makeup artist
Barbara Southcott .... makeup designer
Production Management
Phillipa Cole .... production manager
Nerys Davies .... post-production supervisor
Monty Till .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Farmer .... first assistant director
Gareth Jones .... assistant director
Danielle Richards .... assistant director
Heddi-Joy Taylor .... second assistant director (as Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch)
Delmi Thomas .... third assistant director
Art Department
Helen Atherton .... stand-by props
Paul Barnett .... dressing props
Rob Brandon .... stand-by props
Matthew Burlem .... Pictures Designer/Digital Artist
Austin J. Curtis .... prop hand
Jayne Davies .... set dresser
Michael Elkins .... dressing props (as Mike Elkins)
Jamie Farrell .... prop hand
Adrian Greenwood .... production buyer
Ian Griffin .... prop chargehand
Bryan Griffiths .... stand-by rigger
Alan Hardy .... props maker
Richard Hardy .... assistant art director
Bryan Hitch .... concept artist
Terry Horle .... construction manager
Penny Howarth .... props maker
Chris Lees .... graphic designer
Nandie Narishkin .... stand-by art director
John Pinkerton .... scenic artist
Will Pope .... stand-by carpenter
Donna Shakesheff .... art department coordinator
Paul Smith .... prop master
Jamie Southcott .... prop hand
Florence Tasker .... petty cash buyer
Jamie Thomas .... props maker
Holly Thurman .... production buyer
Christina Tom .... graphic artist
Dean Tucker .... construction chargehand
Andrew Wildman .... storyboard artist
Richard Rowntree .... additional greens (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... sound maintenance engineer
Darran Clement .... dialogue editor
Matthew Cox .... adr editor
Chris Goding .... sound maintenance engineer
Deian Humphreys .... sound recordist (as Deian Llyr Humphreys)
Paul Jefferies .... sound effects editor
Tim Ricketts .... dubbing mixer
Jamie Talbutt .... foley editor
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Mark Ayres .... sound remastering (uncredited)
Robert Edwards .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Brian Hodgson .... sound effects (uncredited)
Dick Mills .... sound effects (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dominic Allan .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Charlie Bluett .... workshop technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Warwick Boole .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Henry Brook .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Fiona Cazaly .... fabrication: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Dominique Colbert .... workshop technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Lisa Crawley .... fabrication: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Brooke Dibble .... assistant to special effects producer: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Dewi Alun Foulkes .... special effects trainee (uncredited)
Dan Frye .... mould technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Rachel Gannon .... on set technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Neill Gorton .... prosthetics designer: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Claire Green .... mould technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
James Greenwood .... foam technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Neil Harrington .... workshop trainee: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Martina Hawkins .... special makeup effects administrator: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Matt Lambert .... sculptor: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Sarah Lockwood .... workshop technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Dan MacIntyre .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Rob Mayor .... prosthetics designer: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Samantha McCabe .... workshop trainee: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Ian Morse .... foam technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Dafydd Meirion Owen .... special effects trainee (uncredited)
Anthony Parker .... sculptor/painter: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Russ Perkin .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tim Quinton .... workshop technician: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Cliff Wallace .... sculptor: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Kate Walshe .... special effects producer: Millennium FX (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Joel Skinner .... visual effects editor
Neil Alford .... compositor (uncredited)
Jon R. Brown .... visual effects shoot production manager (uncredited)
Amy Cuthbertson .... animator: The Mill (uncredited)
Alexandre Gény .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Cat Harris .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
David Jones .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Jenna Powell .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Natalie Reid .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Tamsie Thomas .... senior visual effects artist: BBC (uncredited)
Crispin Layfield .... stunt coordinator
André Layne .... stunt performer
Gordon Seed .... stunt coordinator
Lewis Young .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Charnley .... assistant grip
Christian Davies .... practical electrician
Meg de Koning .... camera assistant
Mark Hutchings .... gaffer
Bob Milton .... electrician
Evelina Engberg Norgren .... camera assistant (as Evelina Norgren)
Gary Norman .... grip
Nick Powell .... electrician
Gafin Riley .... electrician
Joe Russell .... camera operator
James Scott .... focus puller
Gareth Sheldon .... electrician
Steve Slocombe .... best boy (as Stephen Slocombe)
Sam Smithard .... camera assistant
Chris Walmsley .... focus puller
Tristan Haley .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Hopkins .... electrician (uncredited)
Steve Hopkins .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Adrian Rogers .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Alice Purser .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kat Cappellazzi .... costume assistant (as Katarina Cappellazzi)
Gemma Evans .... costume assistant
Carly Griffith .... costume supervisor
Fraser Purfit .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Geraint Pari Huws .... on-line editor
Becky Trotman .... assistant editor
Mick Vincent .... colorist
Location Management
Iestyn Hampson-Jones .... location assistant
Nicky James .... location manager
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
Gareth Fox .... driver: props
Other crew
Sandra Cosfeld .... production secretary
Jeff Dunn .... production accountant
Rhys Evans .... assistant accountant
Rory Herbert .... script supervisor
Claire Hildred .... production coordinator
John Phillips .... assistant script editor
Samantha Price .... production assistant
Gabriella Ricci .... assistant coordinator
Julie Scott .... production executive
Rachel Vipond .... production assistant
Mark Burnett .... uncredited
Steven Moffat .... showrunner (uncredited)
Gareth Webb .... floor runner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

DistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

47 min
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1 Mix)

Did You Know?

In the final conversation between Clara and the Doctor, you can tell there are two distinct takes making up the scene because Clara's hair consistently shifts between being on either side of her head when the camera is facing her and being all pulled over her left shoulder and even off her neck when the camera's behind her.See more »
Factual errors: Clara's hand is burned in the shape of letters. Because we can see in another shot that the letters were etched into the metal, this means that when she picked up the remote, somehow she was only burned where she was NOT touching the metal.See more »
Clara:The library. I saw it. You were mentioned in a book.
The Doctor:I'm mentioned in a lot of books.
Clara:You call yourself Doctor. Why do you do that? You have a name. I've seen it in one corner of that tiny...
The Doctor:[shushing her] If I rewrite today, you won't remember. You won't go looking for my name.
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16 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The Hero of Eleven Faces, 27 April 2013
Author: boblipton from New York City

Joseph Campbell was one of the great students of myths. It was he who pointed out the basic structure of all mythic stories: the Hero enters the Underworld to save his home/lover and, after a long journey, gains the knowledge to do so. He returns with the knowledge and achieves his goal, but learns that he has changed and cannot go home.

Sometimes the hero is a woman, of course, and sometimes the Underworld is the Woods or Outer Space or Beyond the Fields We Know or even the Center of the TARDIS.

Doctor Who is interesting because of its mysteries; at the center of those mysteries is the TARDIS, a time-and-space traversing device bigger on the inside that enables the Doctor and his companions to go anyplace and anywhen. We have had hints in earlier episodes -- and views in versions of Doctor Who in other media -- that the TARDIS is in some ways infinitely large. This is the first time we have seen that infinitude on the TV screen and the execution is weird and fascinating.

Steve Thomas, who earlier Doctor Who script was the mediocre "Curse of the Black Spot" has done better this time. However, I have an issue: we cannot see infinity. The writer and actors and cinematographers cannot show us infinity. They have to reduce the scale so that we can see what we are supposed to be looking at. The Eye of Harmony cannot be larger than a TV screen. Then they must reduce it further so that the plot can encompass it. In the end it turns into a bunch of weird-looking stuff that isn't weird at all.

Still and all, I enjoyed the episode, for its audacity in offering us a glimpse of the immensity and mystery. In the end, though, the hero returns home and saves the village, but is not transformed. Nor is the viewer.

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