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1: Meet Martha Jones

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  • The Doctor's back, but now his time and space is shared with a brand new companion.

    By sheer courage and determination, she has wowed the Time Lord and been offered a place on board the TARDIS, and Doctor Who Confidential was backstage to see it all unfold.

    With extensive behind the scenes footage of this lunar adventure and interviews with Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), David Tennant (The Doctor) plus Head Writer, Russell T Davies, Confidential examines the development of her character, the huge interest behind the casting of the new companion and invites you to... Meet Martha Jones!

2: Stage Fright

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  • It's Martha's first trip in the TARDIS and what better journey than to Elizabethan England to meet William Shakespeare?

    The Doctor Who production team recreated some of the most breath-taking scenes to date and Confidential were there to capture every compelling moment.

    With extensive footage both in the studio and on location through the long nights at London's Globe Theatre, this episode of Confidential highlights how this visual feast was created.

3: Are We There Yet?

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  • Set in New New York, far in the future with endless space-age motorways and more CGI than you can shake a stick at, the filming of Gridlock was an almighty challenge for all involved.

    Confidential was on location and backstage in the green screen studios to witness just how they shot some of this series' most complicated action sequences.

    Plus, Are We There Yet? looks at how guest star Ardal O'Hanlon was transformed into his character Brannigan and we hear from David Tennant, Freema Agyeman and Head Writer, Russell T Davies who look beyond the bleak script to find a true story of hope.

4: A New York Story

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  • Writing fiction in a world of iconic landmarks, historical locations and amazing urban landscapes is hard work but someone's got to do it!

    Daleks in Manhattan is set in 1930s New York and Confidential travels stateside with Writer, Helen Raynor to capture some of her most notable inspirations, looking out at Manhattan, walking through Central Park, seeing exactly how people lived in tenement buildings in the 30s, and much more.

    We hear how she got her muse for this two-part visual extravaganza!!!

5: Making Manhattan

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  • How on Earth do you re-create 1930s New York in the heart of South Wales? Confidential travelled to Manhattan itself to find out.

    We discover just how it can be done when Producer, Phil Collinson and Director of episodes 4 and 5, James Strong show us the New York locations they plan to reproduce and the atmospheres they intend to create.

    Also on location in Manhattan, Visual Effects Supervisor, Dave Houghton shows us exactly what they need to make Manhattan in Cardiff and combined with insightful comments from the design team, Confidential takes you on a journey through the process of re-creating a whole new time and place told by the people who make it all happen.

6: Monsters Inc.

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  • An episode of Doctor Who just wouldn't be the same without a monster to scare the living daylights out of you!

    The creation of such a beast is never easy especially when it's purely computer generated!

    Confidential is on set throughout this chilling episode, spends some quality time with guest star Mark Gatiss and takes a look at some of the fantastic prosthetic and computer generated monsters created since the series made its welcomed come-back in 2005.

7: Space Craft

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  • It's back into outer space for Doctor Who and this time it's an adventure set entirely on a spaceship.

    Join Confidential as we gain exclusive access to Doctor Who's art department and take you on a tour of the spaceship's sets and locations. Confidential also journeys back in time to show you some of the best off the wall spaceship designs seen in five decades.

    Guest star Michelle Collins discusses her role as the ship's captain, and how she felt performing stunts on her very first day on set.

    From models on wires to cutting edge CGI, this is a space craft extravaganza.

8: Alter Ego

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  • With aliens in hot pursuit, the Doctor and Martha find themselves in 1913 England.

    Confidential is right beside them to delve deeper into the alter ego of the nation's favourite Time Lord.

    Amidst all the stiff upper lips, we follow the advancing 'aliens' and their army, with exclusive backstage footage of the mayhem caused as the outer-space enemies close in on their prey.

    Filmed almost entirely on location, Confidential was on-set with cast and crew in the winter wind, rain and mud for the nail-biting first episode of this two-part story.

    Features interviews with writer Paul Cornell, whose original novel forms the basis of Human Nature, David Tennant and Freema Agyeman.

9: Bad Blood

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  • With The Family of Blood breathing down the neck of the Doctor, time is running out.

    Confidential follows the action backstage as we glimpse a life more ordinary (for the Doctor) as well as a vision of the dark future ahead.

    The complexities of filming this powerful episode are revealed, as well as the logistics behind the explosive ending.

    Features interviews with head writer, Russell T Davies and Freema Agyeman on one of her toughest TARDIS assignments yet.

10: Do You Remember...

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  • This week, David Tennant directs his very own Doctor Who Confidential.

    TVs top Time Lord has been given complete control to film his own very personal account of the making of Doctor Who.

    David takes a nostalgic voyage of discovery to find out the secret behind the success of Doctor Who.

11: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello

John Barrowman
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  • Doctor Who Confidential says "'ello, 'ello, 'ello" to everyone's favourite time agent, Captain Jack Harkness, who returns to the series this week.

    Left alone by the Doctor and Rose in series one, we talk to John Barrowman about his return to the show - what it's like for him and his character to be back on Doctor Who and working with a new Doctor and companion.

12: The Saxon Mystery

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  • It's back to earth with a bump for the Doctor and his companions as they come face to face the infamous Mr Saxon, brought to life by Life on Mars star, John Simm. Join Doctor Who Confidential in unravelling the mystery behind Saxon, with a detailed look at this character's journey, which surprisingly began way back in series two.

    The Doctor Who team use a number of locations to bring this story to life and we join them every step of the way, in making the first part of this massive series finale.

    John Simm also talks exclusively to Doctor Who Confidential, discussing how he prepared for the role as an enemy who is more than a match for the Doctor.

13: The Valiant Quest

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  • It's the end of an amazing series and Confidential goes behind the scenes of the nail biting finale to Series Three as we see two enemies square up for a battle of valiant proportions.

    Features interviews with David Tennant, John Simm, Freema Agyeman, Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Phil Collinson as they reflect on the past series and what may be to come ...



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