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Episode Title:

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Series 3: Episode 2

The Shakespeare Code


45mins approx





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Three / 29

David Tennant

Phil Collinson

Simon Winstone

Gareth Roberts

Charles Palmer



The Doctor - David Tennant

Martha Jones  - Freema Agyeman



Shakespeare - Dean Lennox Kelly

Lilith - Christina Cole

Wiggins - Sam Marks

Doomfinger - Amanda Lawrence

Bloodtide - Linda Clark

Dick - Jalaal Hartley

Kempe - David Westhead

Dolly Bailey - Andree Bernard

Lynley - Chris Larkin

Jailer - Stephen Marcus

Peter Streete - Matt King

Preacher - Roger Demeger

Queen Elizabeth - Angela Pleasence



1st Assistant Director - Graham Williams

2nd Assistant Director - Steffan Morris

3rd Assistant Director - Sarah Davies

Location Manager - Gareth Skelding

Unit Manager - Rhys Griffiths

Production Co-ordinator - Jess van Niekerk

Production Secretary - Kevin Myers

Production Assistant - Debi Griffiths

Production Runner - Sian Eve Goldsmith

Floor Runner - Barry Phillips

Contracts Assistant - Kath Blackman

Continuity - Non Eleri Hughes

Script Editor - Simon Winstone

Camera Operator - Julian Barber

Focus Puller - Steve Rees

2nd Camera Operator - Steven Hall

Grip - John Robinson

Boom Operator - Jeff Welch

Gaffer - Mark Hutchings

Best Boy - Peter Chester

Stunt Co-ordinators - Tom Lucy, Crispin Layfield

Stunt Performer - Maxine Whittaker

Wires - Bob Schofield

Chief Supervising Art Director - Stephen Nicholas

Art Department Production Manager - Jonathan Marquand Allison

Art Department Co-ordinator - Matthew North

Chief Props Master - Adrian Anscombe

Supervising Art Director - Arwel Wyn Jones

Associate Designer - James North

Set Decorator - David Morison

Standby Art Director - Tim Dickel

Design Assistants - Peter McKinstry, Ben Austin

Cyfle Trainee - Jon Grundon

Standby Props - Phil Shellard, Clive Clarke

Standby Carpenter - Paul Jones

Standby Painter - Ellen Woods

Standby Rigger - Bryan Griffiths

Props Master - Phil Lyons

Props Buyer - Catherine Samuel

Senior Props Maker - Barry Jones

Props Makers - Penny Howarth, Mark Cordory, Nick Robatto

Construction Manager - Matthew Hywel-Davies

Construction Chargehand - Allen Jones

Graphics - BBC Wales Graphics

Assistant Costume Designer - Marnie Ormiston

Costume Supervisor - Lindsay Bonaccorsi

Costume Assistants - Sheenagh O'Marah, Kirsty Wilkinson

Make-Up Artists - Pam Mullins, Steve Smith, John Munro

Casting Associate - Andy Brierley

Assistant Editor - Ceres Doyle

Post Production Supervisors - Samantha Hall, Chris Blatchford

Post Production Co-ordinator - Marie Brown

Special Effects Co-ordinator - Ben Ashmore

Special Effects Supervisor - Paul Kelly

Prosthetics Designer - Neill Gorton

Prosthetics Supervisor - Rob Mayor

On Line Editor - Matthew Clarke

Colourist - Mick Vincent

3D Artists - Nick Webber, Chris Tucker, Andy Guest, Bruce Magroune

2D Artists - Sarah Bennett, Melissa Butler-Adams, Russell Horth, Bryan Bartlett, Joseph Courtis, Adam Rowland

Visual Effects Co-ordinators - Jenna Powell, Rebecca Johnson

Digital Matte Painters - Alex Fort, Simon Wicker

On Set VFX Supervisor - Barney Curnow

Dubbing Mixer - Tim Ricketts

Supervising Sound Editor - Paul McFadden

Sound Editor - Doug Sinclair

Sound FX Editor - Paul Jefferies

Finance Manager - Chris Rogers


With thanks to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Original Theme Music - Ron Grainer

Casting Director - Andy Pryor CDG

Production Executive - Julie Scott

Production Accountant - Endaf Emyr Williams

Sound Recordist - Julian Howarth

Costume Designer - Louise Page

Make-Up Designer - Barbara Southcott

Music - Murray Gold

Visual Effects - The Mill

Visual FX Producers - Will Cohen, Marie Jones

Visual FX Supervisor - Dave Houghton

Special Effects - Any Effects

Prosthetics - Millennium FX

Editor - Matthew Tabern

Production Designer - Edward Thomas

Director of Photography - Ernie Vincze BSC

Production Manager - Patrick Schweitzer


Executive Producers - Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner



For Martha's first trip in the Tardis, the Doctor takes her back in time, to Elizabethan England, as the third series of Russell T Davies's Doctor Who continues. When they find William Shakespeare under the control of deadly witch-like creatures, they must battle forces from the dawn of the universe to stop history being changed for ever.


David Tennant plays the Doctor and Freema Agyeman plays his new companion, Martha Jones. Dean Lennox Kelly guest stars as William Shakespeare.



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Things to look out for:

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The complete Episode exists.



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 Title Information:

  • Series Three: Volume 1
  • Edited episodic format
  • UK PAL - Released 21st May 2007
  • BBC DVD cat.#????
  • Contains: "Smith and Jones", "The Shakespeare Code" & "Gridlock".



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 Title Information:

  • The Complete Third Series Box-set
  • Edited episodic format
  • UK PAL - Released 5th November 2007
  • BBC DVD cat.#2385

 Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Video Diaries
  • Doctor Who Confidential
  • Outtakes
  • Trailers
  • Audio Commentaries


Not yet released on Audio.



Not yet released as a Book.


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