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Series 2: Episode 7

The Idiot's Lantern


45mins approx





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Two / 28

David Tennant

Phil Collinson

Simon Winstone

Mark Gatiss

Euros Lyn



The Doctor - David Tennant

Rose - Billie Piper



The Wire - Maureen Lipman

Magpie - Ron Cook

Eddie Connolly - Jamie Foreman

Rita Connolly - Debra Gillett

Tommy Connolly - Rory Jennings

Grandma Connolly - Margaret John

Detective Inspector Bishop - Sam Cox

Crabtree - Ieuan Rhys

Aunt Betty - Jean Challis

Security Guard - Christopher Driscoll

Mrs Gallagher - Marie Lewis



1st Assistant Director - Peter Bennett

2nd Assistant Director - Steffan Morris

3rd Assistant Director - Lynsey Muir

Location Manager - Gareth Lloyd

Unit Manager - Rhys Griffiths

Production Co-ordinator - Jess van Niekerk

Production / Script Secretary - Claire Roberts

Production Runner - Sarah Davies

A / Production Accountants - Debi Griffiths, Kath Blackman

Continuity - Non Eleri Hughes

Script Editor - Simon Winstone

Focus Puller - Steve Rees

Grip - John Robinson

Camera Assistant - Penny Shipton

Boom Operators - Jeff Welch

Gaffer - Mark Hutchings

Best Boy - Peter Chester

Stunt Co-ordinator - Dave Forman

Stunt Performers - Gordon Seed, Steve Griffin, Rocky Taylor, Roy De-Haan, Sarah Franzl

Supervising Art Director - Stephen Nicholas

Art Dept Production Manager - Jonathan Marquand Allison

Standby Art Director - Lee Gammon

A / Supervising Art Director - James North

Design Assistants - Al Roberts, Peter McKinstry

Standby Props - Phil Shellard, Matthew North

Set Decorator - David Morison

Property Master - Adrian Anscombe

Production Buyer - Joelle Rubelow

Assistant Props Master - Paul Aitken

Props Chargehand - Phil Lyons

Props Storeman - Stuart Wooddisse

Specialist Prop Maker - Mark Cordory

Prop Maker - Penny Howarth

Construction Manager - Matthew Hywel-Davies

Construction Chargehand - Allen Jones

Storyboard Artist - Shaun Williams

Graphics - BBC Wales Graphics

Costume Supervisor - Anna Lau

Costume Assistants - Lindsay Bonaccorsi, Kirsty Wilkinson

Make-Up Artists - Anwen Davies, Steve Smith, Moira Thomson

Prosthetics Supervisor - Rob Mayor

Prosthetics Technicians - Jo Glover, Martin Rezard

Special Effects Co-ordinator - Ben Ashmore

Special Effects Supervisors - Paul Kelly, Mike Crowley

Special Effects Technicians - Danny Hargreaves, Richard Magrin

Casting Associate - Andy Brierley

Assistant Editor - Ceres Doyle

Post Production Supervisors - Chris Blatchford, Samantha Hall

Post Production Co-ordinator - Marie Brown

On Line Editor - Matthew Clarke

Colourist - Mick Vincent

2D Artists - Bronwyn Edwards, Simon Holden, Joseph Courtis, Sara Bennett, Michael Harrison, Russell Horth, Sandra Roach,                  Melissa Butler-Adams

3D Artists - Serena Cacciato, Nick Webber, Chris Tucker, Chris Petts

Digital Matte Artist - Ilyas Kaduji

Visual Effects Co-ordinator - Kim Phelan

Dubbing Mixer - Tim Ricketts

Sound Editors - Paul McFadden, Doug Sinclair

Sound FX Editor - Paul Jefferies

Finance Manager - Richard Pugsley


With thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Original Theme Music - Ron Grainer

Casting Director - Andy Pryor CDG

Production Accountant - Endaf Emyr Williams

Sound Recordist - Simon Fraser

Costume Designer - Louise Page

Make-Up Designer - Sheelagh Wells

Music - Murray Gold

Visual Effects - The Mill

Visual FX Producer - Will Cohen

Visual FX Supervisor - Dave Houghton

Special Effects - Any Effects

Prosthetics - Neill Gorton and Millennium Effects

Editor - Crispin Green

Production Designer - Edward Thomas

Director of Photography - Rory Taylor

Production Manager - Marcus Prince

Executive Producers - Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner



It's 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain huddle round their television sets to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumours of monsters on the streets, and the tormented Mr Magpie is hiding a strange and alien secret, in Doctor Who - The Idiot's Lantern.



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 Title Information:

  • The Complete Second Series Box-set
  • Edited episodic format
  • UK PAL - Released November 20th 2006
  • BBC DVD cat.#2122

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