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Planet of the Dead

Planet of the Dead

Series Episode Number: 753

World Premiere: Sat 11 Apr 2009 - 6:44pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sat 15 May 2010 - 8:00pm CDT [Houston Public Media]
Running Time: 58 minutes 55 seconds

9.74 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 88 (UK)

Audience Share: 41.7% (UK)
Chart Position: 5 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 19 Jan 2009 in Upper Boat Studios at these locations
Archive State: HD

A London bus takes a detour to an alien world, but can the Doctor defeat the Swarm?

Characters hide uncredited
The DoctorDavid Tennant
Lady Christina de SouzaMichelle Ryan
Professor Malcolm TaylorLee Evans
Captain Erisa MagamboNoma Dumezweni
D.I MacmillanAdam James
Sgt DennisonGlenn Doherty
AngelaVictoria Alcock
NathanDavid Ames
CarmenEllen Thomas
LouReginald Tsiboe
BarclayDaniel Kaluuya
Bus DriverKeith Parry
Sgt Ian JennerJames Layton
SorvinPaul Kasey
PraygatRuari Mears
Bus DriverPat Deacy (uncredited)
Security ChiefIan Hilditch (uncredited)
Security GuardMarcus Elliott (uncredited)
Security GuardJai Gomer (uncredited)
Security GuardAlan Morton (uncredited)
Security GuardGeorge Onyeahasi (uncredited)
Stunt Double for ChristinaKim McGarrity (uncredited)
Armed PoliceClaudio Laurini (uncredited)
Armed PoliceDennis Gregory (uncredited)
Armed PoliceAndrew Marchant (uncredited)
Armed PoliceGarry Lloyd-George (uncredited)
Police Driver EDavid Stock (uncredited)
Police Passenger EAdam Chilvers (uncredited)
DimitryDomenico Balasco (uncredited)
Double far Bus DriverPhil Sutton (uncredited)
Police Driver (Jackson)Victor Richards McMillan (uncredited)
Police Driver FDominic Kynaston (uncredited)
Police Passenger AJoe Malik (uncredited)
Police Driver 6Tat Wa Lay (uncredited)
Police Passenger BEddie Martin (uncredited)
PoliceDave James (uncredited)
PoliceChris Lee (uncredited)
PoliceMichael Stewart (uncredited)
PasserTracey Love (uncredited)
PasserChristian Rae (uncredited)
PasserJohn Sinclair (uncredited)
PasserDavid Martin (uncredited)
PasserKevin Pugsley (uncredited)
PasserMark Gottshalk (uncredited)
PasserLynn John (uncredited)
PasserDuane McGuire (uncredited)
PasserKevin Dawkins (uncredited)
PasserDominic Murphy (uncredited)
PasserMaurice Tomkins (uncredited)
PasserTony Was (uncredited)
PasserCath McGowan (uncredited)
PasserJohn Hancock (uncredited)
PasserCynthia Hancock (uncredited)
PasserRichard Tunesi (uncredited)
PasserDavid Stephens (uncredited)
PasserRahana Davis (uncredited)
PasserGary Devonish (uncredited)
PasserOliver Hopkins (uncredited)
PasserGwen Hester (uncredited)
PasserCeri Langridge (uncredited)
PasserMichael Britton-Jones (uncredited)
Black Cab DriverAndrew Marchant (uncredited)
Police Driver AJim Fox (uncredited)
Police Driver BTina Stratford (uncredited)
Control Room OperativeJune Campbell Davies (uncredited)
Dennison's DriverSteve Grant (uncredited)
Police Driver CDoug Kirby (uncredited)
Police Passenger CBernie Hodges (uncredited)
Police Driver DDenzie Phipps (uncredited)
Police Passenger DMichael Green (uncredited)
Armed Police DriverJohn Shepherd (uncredited)
Armed PoliceDennis Russell (uncredited)
Armed PoliceSean Saye (uncredited)
Magambo's DriverJohn Dunkerley (uncredited)
Malcolm's Truck DriverSteve Apelt (uncredited)
UNIT Soldier DriversBrian Bowen (uncredited)
UNIT Soldier DriversRichard Parry (uncredited)
Other Soldier DriversCharles Afele (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierLiza Piper (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierShelby Williams (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierBen Ashley (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierKyle Prosser (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierMarium Nundy (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierMatthew Doman (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierAndrea Griffiths (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierBarbara Fadden (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierJerome Reid (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierChris Salmon (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierIan Wilson (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierKevin Angell (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierLee Price (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierKieron Prosser (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierJonathan Barber (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierLee Pegg (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierMax Rodziewicz Wilson (uncredited)
UNIT Army Truck DriversPeter Oliver (uncredited)
UNIT Army Truck DriversPeter Gain (uncredited)
Normal PoliceKevin Hudson (uncredited)
Normal PoliceYinka Onitiri (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierKristian Arthur (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierGarrick Ingham (uncredited)
Stunt Double for PraygatJamie Edgell (uncredited)
Production Team
WriterRussell T Davies
WriterGareth Roberts
DirectorJames Strong
ProducerTracie Simpson
Executive ProducerRussell T Davies
Executive ProducerJulie Gardner
Associate ProducerDebbi Slater
Production ManagerSteffan Morris
Director of PhotographyRory Taylor
Production DesignerEdward Thomas
EditorMike Jones
Visual Effects The Mill
Prosthetics Millennium FX
Special Effects Any Effects
Incidental MusicMurray Gold
Make-up DesignerBarbara Southcott
Costume DesignerLouise Page
Sound RecordistJulian Howarth
Production AccountantAdam Olley
Production ExecutiveJulie Scott
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor CDG
Title MusicRon Grainer
With thanks to BBC National Orchestra of Wales
First Assistant DirectorJohn Bennett
Second Assistant DirectorJames Dehaviland
Third Assistant DirectorSarah Davies
Location ManagerGareth Skelding
Unit ManagerGeraint Williams
Production CoordinatorJess van Niekerk
Production SecretaryKevin Myers
Floor RunnerNicola Brown
ContinuityLlinos Wyn Jones
Camera OperatorJoe Russell
Camera OperatorJames Leigh
Focus PullerSteve Rees
Focus PullerJamie Southcott
GripJohn Robinson
Boom OperatorJeff Welch
Boom OperatorBryn Thomas
GafferMark Hutchings
Best BoyPeter Chester
ElectricianSteve Slocombe
ElectricianClive Johnson
Stunt coordinatorLee Sheward
ChoreographerAilsa Berk
Supervising Art DirectorStephen Nicholas
Associate DesignerJames North
Art Department CoordinatorAmy Pope
Standby Art DirectorNick Murray
Standby PropsPhil Shellard
Standby PropsJackson Pope
Set DecoratorJulian Luxton
Props MasterPaul Aitken
Construction ManagerMatthew Hywel-Davies
Graphics BBC Wales Graphics
Costume SupervisorLindsay Bonaccorsi
Assistant Costume DesignerRose Goodhart
Costume AssistantBarbara Harrington
Costume AssistantLouise Martin
Make-Up ArtistPam Mullins
Make-Up ArtistSteve Smith
Make-Up ArtistMorag Smith
Casting AssociateAndy Brierley
Post Production SupervisorChris Blatchford
Post Production SupervisorSamantha Hall
Assistant EditorLee Bhogal
Post Production CoordinatorMarie Brown
ColouristMick Vincent
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
Supervising Sound EditorPaul McFadden
Sound FX EditorPaul Jefferies
Dialogue EditorMatthew Cox

Additional Details

LinkCredit: Radio Times