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Last updated 04 May 2017


The Pilot

Series Episode Number: 828

World Premiere: Sat 15 Apr 2017 - 9:20pm AST [BBC First] (Middle East)
First Broadcast: Sat 15 Apr 2017 - 7:21pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sat 15 Apr 2017 - 9:00pm EDT [BBC America]
Running Time: 49 minutes 40 seconds

6.68 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 83 (UK)

Audience Share: 30.6% (UK)
Chart Position: 10 (BARB Week Top 30 Chart) (UK)




A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across time and space. Bill’s mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined - but who is the Doctor, and what is his secret mission with Nardole on Earth?
Episode was provisionally known as "A Star In Her Eye".

Production Team include uncredited
WriterSteven Moffat
DirectorLawrence Gough
ProducerPeter Bennett
Executive ProducerSteven Moffat
Executive ProducerBrian Minchin
EditorWill Oswald
Production DesignerMichael Pickwoad
Director of PhotographyAshley Rowe
Line ProducerSteffan Morris
Sound RecordistDeian Llyr Humphreys
Costume DesignerHayle Nebauer
Make-up DesignerBarbara Southcott
Incidental MusicMurray Gold
Visual Effects MILK
Visual EffectsBBC Wales VFX
Special Effects Real SFX
Prosthetics Millennium FX
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor CDG
Head of ProductionGordon Ronald
Production ExecutiveTracie Simpson
Post Production SupervisorSamantha Price
Production AccountantSimon Wheeler
Stunt coordinatorAndy Merchant
1st Asst DirectorSeth Adams
1st Asst DirectorFletcher Rodley
2nd Asst DirectorJames Dehaviland
3rd Asst DirectorChristopher J Thomas
Assistant DirectorRhun Llewelyn
Assistant DirectorLauren Pate
Unit DriverSean Evans
Unit DriverKyle Davies
Location ManagerIwan Roberts
Unit ManagerNick Clark
Production ManagerMedyr Llewelyn
Production CoordinatorSandra Cosfeld
AssistantProduction CoordinatorNicola Chance
Production AssistantVirginia Bonet
Production AssistantJamie Shaw
Assistaint AccountantJustine Wooff
Art Department AccountantAlison Harvey
Script SupervisorNicki Coles
Script ExecutiveLindsey Alford
Script EditorNick Lambon
Assistant Script EditorEmma Genders
Camera OperatorMark McQuoid
Focus PullerJonathan Vidgen
Focus PullerIlaria Fulvio
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
Sound Maintenance EngineerShaun Farbon
GafferMark Hutchings
GafferAndy Gardiner
Best BoyGawain Nash
ElectricianGareth Sheldon
ElectricianBob Milton
ElectricianSion Davies
Supervising Art DirectorHenry Jaworski
Art DirectorTim Overson
Standby Art DirectorChristina Tom
Set DecoratorAdrian Anscombe
Production BuyerSarah Frere
Prop BuyerJen Saguaro
Prop BuyerJo Pearce
DraughtspersonKartik Nagar
DraughtspersonJulia Jones
Storyboard ArtistAdam Prescott
Props ChargehandPaul Smith
Standby PropsMatt Ireland
Standby PropsJonathan Barclay
Prop HandScott Howe
Prop HandNigel Magni
Prop HandMatt Watts
StoremanJamie Southcott
Concept ArtistDarren Fereday
Graphic ArtistMatt Clark
Graphic AssistantJack Bowes
Standby CarpenterPaul Jones
RiggingShadow Scaffolding
Standby RiggerColin Toms
Practical ElectricianChristian Davies
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
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
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
Post Production CoordinatorHannah Jones
VFX EditorDan Rawlings
Dubbing MixerMark Ferda
ADR EditorMatthew Cox
Dialogue EditorDarran Clement
Effects EditorHarry Barnes
Foley EditorSimon Clement
Foley ArtistMeltem Baytok
Titles BBC Wales Graphics
Titles ConceptBilly Hanshaw
Online EditorGeraint Pari Hughes
Online EditorMark Handyman
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
Daleks Created ByTerry Nation