Doctor Doctor Who Guide

Last updated 17 July 2020


The Haunting Of Villa Diodati

The Haunting Of Villa Diodati

Series Episode Number: 859

World Premiere: Sun 16 Feb 2020 - 7:10pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 16 Feb 2020 - 8:00pm EST [BBC America]
Running Time: 49 minutes 41 seconds

5.07 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 80 (UK)

Audience Share: 22.9% (UK)
Chart Position: 31 () (UK)




"Nobody mention Frankenstein. Nobody interfere. Nobody snog Byron." Should be easy right?

The Doctor and gang arrive at the Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva, in 1816 - on a night that inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The plan is to spend the evening soaking up the atmos in the presence of some literary greats - but the ghosts are all too real. And the Doctor is forced into a decision of earth-shattering proportions…


Production Team
WriterMaxine Alderton
DirectorEmma Sullivan
ProducerAlex Mercer
Series ProducerNikki Wilson
Executive ProducerChris Chibnall
Executive ProducerMatt Strevens
Executive Producer for the BBCBen Irving
Line ProducerSteffan Morris
Make-up DesignerClaire Pritchard-Jones
Costume DesignerRay Holman
Production DesignerDafydd Shurmer
Director of PhotographyEd Moore
EditorAgnieszka Liggett
EditorJoel Skinner
MusicSegun Akinola
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor CDG
Creature Effects Robert Allsopp & Associates
Special Effects Real SFX
Visual EffectsDNEG TV
Dubbing MixerHoward Bargroff
Dubbing MixerNatasha Haycocks
Sound RecordistDelan Llyr Humphreys
Supervising Production ManagerIwan Roberts
Production AccountantRhys Evans
Post Production SupervisorCeres Doyle
Production ExecutiveTracie Simpson
Head of ProductionRadford Neville
Head of ProductionJacquie Glanville
ColouristJateen Patel
Script EditorFiona McAllister
Script EditorRebecca Trotman
Series Script EditorSheena Bucktowonsing
Stunt coordinatorCrispin Layfield
ChoreographerCaroline Pope
Creature MovementPaul Kasey
1st Assistant DirectorGuy Murray Brown
2nd Assistant DirectorChristopher J Thomas
3rd Assistant DirectorMark Corden
Assistant DirectorLauren Pate
Assistant DirectorJennifer Day
Assistant DirectorChristain Jeffcoat
Assistant DirectorMatthew-Lee Heath
Unit DriverPaul Watkins
Unit DriverJolyon Davey
Unit DriverSteve Darwent
Location ManagerGareth Roberts
Unit ManagerJac Jones
Location AssistantKyle Yates
Production ManagerDeimi Thomas
Production CoordinatorSandra Cosfeld
Production CoordinatorJade Stephenson
Production SecretaryEllie Simmons
Production AssistantAriana Scott
Executive AssistantCaroline Cook
1st Assistaint AccountantDebi Griffiths
Assistaint AccountantRose Wasdell
Art Department AccountantHywel Thomas
Cast PayrollHelen Searle
Camera OperatorMark McQuoid
Focus PullerJonathan Vidgen
Focus PullerSteve Rees
Camera AssistantDan Patounas
Camera AssistantScott Waller
Camera AssistantGwilym Jenner
Camera AssistantEvangeline Davies
Key GripJohn Robinson
GripAsh Whitford
Assistant GripSteffan Allen
Assistant GripHarry Spencer
Script SupervisorAlana Marmion-Warr
Assistant Script EditorCaroline Buckley
Sound Maintenance EngineerChristopher Goding
Sound Maintenance EngineerJoe Molone
GafferMark Hutchings
Best BoyAndy Gardiner
ElectricianGawain Nash
ElectricianAndrew Williams
ElectricianGareth Sheldon
ElectricianStuart Gale
Construction Art DirectorJulia Jones
Art DirectorRebecca Brown
Standby Art DirectorCerys Lewis
Set DecoratorVicki Mole
Production BuyerRosy Pearce
Assistant BuyerBillie Bruce William
Petty Cash BuyerHannah Miller
Set DesignerDaniel Kennedy
Set DesignerLauren Harper
Art Department AssistantCelyn Davies
Graphics TraineeAnya Kordecki
Props MasterPaul Aitken
Props ChargehandTrystan Howell
Standby PropsMatthew Ireland
Standby PropsLewis Rees
Set DresserDewi Thomas
Set DresserJohn Thomas
Set DresserAnwen Haf
Set DresserTom Major
StoremanLucy Hammond
Workshop ManagerMark Hill
Workshop AssistantChris Slocombe
Concept ArtistLouis Knight
Graphic DesignerGyorgy Siman
Head ModelmakerLee Radford
Prop FabricationPenny Howarth
Practical ElectricianMatthew Dunford
Practical ElectricianRobert Hearne
Standby CarpenterColm Garrett
RiggingShadow Scaffolding
Standby RiggerColin Toms
Standby RiggerScott Williams
Construction ManagerMark Painter
Construction ChargehandDean Tucker
Construction ChargehandJoseph Painter
CarpenterTerry Horle
CarpenterCampbell Fraser
CarpenterDave Quinian
CarpenterKristian Tucker
CarpenterCharlie Wright
CarpenterChris Daniels
CarpenterGeorge Rees
CarpenterJonathon Tylke
CarpenterDave Hobbs
CarpenterStephen Ceump
Junior CarpenterMatthew Painter
Construction TraineeMarcus Scholl
Construction DriverDarran Bousie
Construction DriverJason Tylke
HOD PainterSteve Fudge
Chargehand PainterMark Reece
Chargehand PainterLloyd Reece
Scenic ArtistRachael Willsher
Scenic ArtistNatalie Oakley
Assistant Costume DesginerSimon Marks
Costume SupervisorGrace Brooks
Costume AssistantAndie Mear
Costume AssistantIan Fowler
Costume AssistantChloe Gauci
Costume TraineeAshleigh Muzo
Make-Up SupervisorEmmer Cowen
Make-Up ArtistAmy Riley
Make-Up ArtistJames Spinks
Junior Make-up ArtistHanna Lewis-Jones
Unit MedicGlyn Evans
Casting AssociateRi McDaid-Owen
Casting AssistantRoy Bohm
Business AffairsElaine Evans
Business AffairsKyle Parsons
Business AffairsSteve Robson
Talent TeamHannah Williams
Talent TeamLeanne Bowcott
Talent TeamJeanette Sigworth
Talent TeamDeborah Evans
Talent TeamClare Baker
Assistant EditorDavid SJ Davies
Assistant EditorHayley Williams
VFX EditorGeorgina Careless
Assistant VFX EditorAlastair Grey
Additional VFX BBC Wales Graphics
Post Production CoordinatorLiv Duffin
Sound DesignerHarry Barnes
ADR EditorMatthew Cox
Dialogue EditorDarran Clement
Foley Bang Post Production
Online EditorChristine Kelly
Assistant Online EditorLuke Stanbury
Music Recorded ByOlga Fitzroy
Mixed ByGoetz Botzenhardt
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title SequenceBen Pickles
Cybermen created byKit Pedler
Cybermen created byGerry Davis