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The Eaters of Light

The Eaters of Light

Series Episode Number: 837

World Premiere: Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 6:45pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sat 17 Jun 2017 - 9:00pm EDT [BBC America]
Running Time: 42 minutes 20 seconds

4.73 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 81 (UK)

Audience Share: 22%(i) (UK)
Chart Position: 26 () (UK)




A long time ago, the ninth legion of the Roman army vanished into the mists of Scotland. Bill has a theory about what happened, and the Doctor has a time machine. But when they arrive in ancient Aberdeenshire, what they find is a far greater threat than any army. In a cairn, on a hillside, is a doorway leading to the end of the world…

Production Team
WriterRona Munro
DirectorCharles Palmer
ProducerNicola Wilson
Executive ProducerSteven Moffat
Executive ProducerBrian Minchin
EditorWill Oswald
Production DesignerMichael Pickwoad
Director of PhotographyMark Waters
Line ProducerSteffan Morris
Sound RecordistDeian Llyr Humphreys
Costume DesignerHayley Nebauer
Make-up DesignerBarbara Southcott
Incidental MusicMurray Gold
Visual Effects MILK
Visual EffectsBBC Wales VFX
Special Effects Real SFX
Prosthetics Millennium FX
Music performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor CDG
Head of ProductionGordon Ronald
Production ExecutiveTracie Simpson
Post Production SupervisorSamantha Price
Production AccountantSimon Wheeler
Stunt coordinatorCrispin Layfield
Stunt coordinatorGordon Seed
Stunt coordinatorDani Biernat
1st Assistant DirectorSimon Morris
2nd Assistant DirectorJames Dehaviland
3rd Assistant DirectorChristopher J Thomas
Assistant DirectorRhun Llewelyn
Assistant DirectorLauren Pate
Unit DriverSean Evans
Unit DriverKyle Davies
Location ManagerNicky James
Unit ManagerBeccy Jones
Production ManagerAdam Knopf
Production CoordinatorSandra Cosfeld
AssistantProduction CoordinatorNicola Chance
Production AssistantVirginia Bonet
Production AssistantJamie Shaw
Assistant AccountantJustine Wooff
Assistant AccountantMatthew Fisher
Art Department AccountantBethan Griffiths
Script SupervisorNicki Coles
Script ExecutiveLindsey Alford
Script EditorNick Lambon
Assistant Script EditorEmma Genders
Camera OperatorMark McQuoid
Focus PullerJonathan Vidgen
Focus PullerElhein De Wet
Camera AssistantGethin Williams
Camera AssistantDrew Marsden
Camera AssistantDan Patounas
GripJohn Robinson
Assistant GripSean Cronin
Sound Maintenance EngineerTom Shoring
Sound Maintenance EngineerChristopher Goding
GafferMark Hutchings
GafferAndy Gardiner
Best BoyGawain Nash
ElectricianGareth Sheldon
ElectricianBob Milton
ElectricianSion Davies
ElectricianAndrew Williams
Supervising Art DirectorPaul Spriggs
Art DirectorTim Overson
Standby Art DirectorNick Murray
Set DecoratorAdrian Anscombe
Production BuyerJen Saguaro
Prop BuyerJo Pearce
Prop BuyerCharlotte Lailey de Ville
DraughtspersonMatt Sanders
DraughtspersonKartik Nagar
Storyboard ArtistMike Collins
Props MasterPaul Smith
Props ChargehandKyle Belmont
Standby PropsMatt Ireland
Standby PropsJonathan Barclay
Prop HandScott Howe
Prop HandNigel Magni
Prop HandMatt Watts
StoremanJamie Southcott
Concept ArtistDarren Fereday
Graphic ArtistLawrence Hearn
Graphic AssistantJack Bowes
Standby CarpenterPaul Jones
RiggingShadow Scaffolding
Standby RiggerNigel Owen
Practical ElectricianCallum Alexander
Practical ElectricianAustin Curtis
Props DriverGareth Fox
Construction ManagerTerry Horle
Construction ChargehandDean Tucker
Chargehand CarpenterJohn Sinnott
CarpenterTim Burke
CarpenterMatt Ferry
CarpenterChris Daniels
CarpenterGeorge Rees
CarpenterDan Berrow
CarpenterTom Berrow
CarpenterKeith Richards
CarpenterCampbell Frazer
CarpenterJoe Painter
CarpenterAlan Jones
CarpenterMike Venables
Construction DriverJonathan Tylke
Construction LabourerJason Tylke
Head Scenic ArtistClive Clarke
PainterSteve Nelms
PainterJohn Nelms
PainterPaul Murray
PainterBobby McShane
Model MakerAlan Hardy
Model MakerJamie Thomas
Assistant Costume DesginerZoe Howerska
Costume SupervisorKat Willis
Costume AssistantRebecca Cunningham
Costume AssistantLeila Headon
Costume AssistantJenny Tindle
Make-Up SupervisorJames Spinks
Make-Up ArtistMegan Bowes
Make-Up ArtistLolly Goodship
Unit MedicGlyn Evans
Casting AssociateR McDaid-Owen
Casting AssistantLouis Constantine
Business Affairs ExecutiveCarol Griggs
Assistant EditorBecky Trotman
Assistant EditorDavid Davies
VFX EditorDan Rawlings
Post Production CoordinatorHannah Jones
Dubbing MixerMark Ferda
Dubbing MixerDarran Clement
ADR EditorMatthew Cox
Dialogue EditorHelen Dickson
Effects EditorHarry Barnes
Foley EditorSimon Clement
Foley ArtistJulie Ankerson
Titles BBC Wales Graphics
Titles ConceptBilly Hanshaw
Online EditorMark Hardyman
Online EditorGeraint Pari Hughes
Assistant Online EditorChristine Kelly
ColouristGareth Spensley
Conducted ByAlastair King
Orchestrated byAlastair King
Mixed ByJake Jackson
Recorded byGerry O'Riordan
Music Score AssistantJack Sugden
Title MusicRon Grainer