Last updated 26 December 2023

The Husbands of River Song

Series Episode Number: 826

World Premiere: Fri 25 Dec 2015 - 5:17pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 25 Dec 2015 - 9:00pm EST [BBC America]
Running Time: 56 minutes 9 seconds

7.69 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 82 (UK)

Audience Share: 33.9% (UK)
Chart Position: 8 (BARB Week Top 30 Chart) (UK)


It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out of control and coming for them all! Will Nardole survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?

All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.

Production Team
WriterSteven Moffat
DirectorDouglas Mackinnon
ProducerNikki Wilson
Executive ProducerSteven Moffat
Executive ProducerBrian Minchin
EditorAdam Green
Production DesignerMichael Pickwoad
Director of PhotographySuzie Lavelle
Line ProducerTracie Simpson
Incidental MusicMurray Gold
Visual EffectsAXIS VFX
Special Effects Real SFX
Prosthetics Millennium FX
Production AccountantSimon Wheeler
Sound RecordistDeian Llyr Humphreys
Costume DesignerRay HolmanInfo
Make-up DesignerBarbara Southcott
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor CDG
Head of ProductionGordon Ronald
Post Production SupervisorSamantha Price
Stunt coordinatorCrispin Layfield
Stunt coordinatorDani Biernat
Stunt coordinatorJo McLaren
1st Asst DirectorFrancesco Reidy
2nd Asst DirectorJames Dehaviland
3rd Asst DirectorDanielle Richards
Assistant DirectorChris Thomas
Assistant DirectorGareth Jones
Assistant DirectorAlex Miarli
Unit DriverSean Evans
Unit DriverKyle Davies
Location ManagerIwan Roberts
Unit ManagerIestyn Hampson-Jones
Production CoordinatorAdam Knopf
Assistant Production CoordinatorSandra Cosfeld
Production AssistantSion Crowle
Production AssistantJade Stephenson
Production AssistantSheryl Bradford
Production AssistantJamie Shaw
Assistaint AccountantJustine Wooff
Art Department AccountantBethan Griffiths
Script SupervisorNicki Coles
Script ExecutiveLindsey Alford
Script EditorDavid Davis
Camera OperatorMark McQuoid
Focus PullerJonathan Vidgen
Focus PullerSteve Rees
GripJohn Robinson
Camera AssistantCai Thompson
Camera AssistantMatthew Lepper
Camera AssistantScott Waller
Assistant GripSean Cronin
Sound Maintenance EngineerTom Shoring
Sound Maintenance EngineerChristopher Goding
GafferMark Hutchings
Best BoyAndrew Gardiner
ElectricianBob Milton
ElectricianGareth Sheldon
ElectricianGawain Nash
ElectricianRob Fernandes
ElectricianAndrew Williams
Supervising Art DirectorDafydd Shurmer
Standby Art DirectorChris Barber
Set DecoratorAdrian Anscombe
Production BuyerLinda Morgan
Prop BuyerVicki Male
Prop BuyerMay Johnson
DraughtsmanKartik Nagar
DraughtsmanJulia Jones
Prop MasterPaul Smith
Prop ChargehandKyle Belmont
Standby PropsLiam Collins
Standby PropsJonathan Barclay
Prop HandScott Howe
Prop HandNigel Magni
Prop HandMatt Watts
StoremanJamie Southcott
Concept ArtistStephen Cooper
Graphic ArtistMatthew Clark
Standby CarpenterPaul Jones
RiggingShadow Scaffolding
Standby RiggerColin Toms
Practical ElectricianChristian Davies
Practical ElectricianAustin Curtis
Props MakerAlan Hardy
Props MakerJamie Thomas
Props DriverGareth Fox
Construction ManagerTerry Horle
Construction ChargehandDean Tucker
Chargehand CarpenterJohn Sinnott
CarpenterTim Burke
CarpenterLawrie Ferry
CarpenterMatt Ferry
CarpenterChris Daniels
CarpenterJulian Tucker
CarpenterGeorge Rees
CarpenterBen Berrow
CarpenterKeith Richards
CarpenterCampbell Fraser
CarpenterMark Painter
CarpenterJoe Painter
CarpenterMichael Venables
Construction DriverJonathan Tylke
Construction LabourerMike Cox
Head Senic ArtistClive Clarke
PainterSteve Nelms
PainterDeb McShane
PainterPaul Murray
Assistaint Costume DesignerGeorgie Sayer
Costume SupervisorSimon Marks
Costume AssistantAndie Mear
Costume AssistantIan Fowler
Costume AssistantJennie Tindle
Make-Up SupervisorSara Angharad
Make-Up ArtistMegan Bowes
Make-Up ArtistJames Spinks
Unit MedicGlyn Evans
Casting AssociateAlice Purser
Assistant EditorBecky Trotman
Assistant EditorRobbie Gibbon
VFX EditorDan Rawlings
Post Production CoordinatorHannah Jones
Post Production CoordinatorJoanne Riggs
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
ADR EditorMatthew Cox
Dialogue EditorDarran Clement
Effects EditorHarry Barnes
Foley EditorJamie Talbutt
Foley ArtistJulie Ankerson
Titles BBC Wales Graphics
Titles ConceptBilly Hanshaw
Assistant Online EditorChristine Kelly
Online EditorWilliam Osman
ColouristGareth Spensley
Conducted ByAlastair King
Orchestrated byAlastair King
Mixed ByJake Jackson
Recorded byGerry O'Riordan
Title MusicRon Grainer
With thanks to BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Kahler created byToby Whithouse