The Pandorica Opens - [5.12]

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Episode Number: Episode Title: Transmission Date: Duration: Ratings (in Millions):
5.12 The Pandorica Opens 19/6/2010 50 Mins 7.58
5.13 The Big Bang 26/6/2010 55 Mins 6.12
Season: Doctor: Producer: Writer: Script Editor: Director:
Five The 11th Doctor Peter Bennett Steven Moffat Lindsey Alford Toby Haynes

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Regular Cast
The Doctor - Matt Smith
Amy Pond - Karen Gillan
River Song - Alex Kingston
Auton Rory - Arthur Darvill
Bracewell - Bill Paterson
Winston Churchill - Ian McNeice
Liz 10 - Sophie Okonedo
Vincent van Gogh - Tony Curran
Dr. Gachet - Howard Lee
Madame Vernet - Chrissie Cotterill
Guard - Joe Jacobs
Dorium - Simon Fisher Becker
Claudio - Marcus O'Donovan
Commander - Clive Wood
Marcellus - David Fynn
Dalek Operator - Barnaby Edwards
Cyber-Leader - Ruari Mears
Commander Stark - Christopher Ryan
Judoon - Paul Kasey
Dalek/Cybermen/Judoon (voice) - Nicholas Briggs
1st Asst Director - Steve Robinson
2nd Asst Director - James Dehaviland
3rd Asst Director - Heddi Joy Taylor Welch
Runners - Nicola Eynon Price, Laura Jenkins
Location Managers - Gareth Skelding, Paul Davies
Unit Manager - Rhys Griffiths
Assistant Unit Manager - Geraint Williams
Production Manager - Steffan Morris
Production Co-Ordinator - Jess Van Niekerk
Production Management Asst - Claire Thomas
Production Runner - Sian Warrilow
Asst Production Accountant - Carole Wakefield
Script Editor - Brian Minchin
Continuity - Non Eleri Hughes
Camera Operator - Martin Stephens
Focus Pullers - Steve Rees, Shirley Schumacher
Grip - John Robinson
Camera Assistants - Tom Hartley, Jon Vidgen
Boom Operator - Dafydd Parry
Sound Maintenance Engineer - Jeff Welch
Gaffer - Mark Hutchings
Best Boy - Pete Chester
Electricians - Ben Griffiths, Steve Slocombe, Bob Milton, Alan Tippets
Stunt Co-Ordinator - Crispin Layfield
Supervising Art Director - Stephen Nicholas
Associate Designer - James North
Art Dept Co-Ordinator - Amy Pope
Production Buyer - Ben Morris
Set Decorator - Arwel Wyn Jones
Props Buyer - Catherine Samuel
Standy Art Director - Dafydd Shurmer
Set Designer - Ben Austin
Storyboard Artist - Rod Knipping
Concept Artists - Richard Shaun Williams, Peter McKinstry
Graphic Artist - Jackson Pope
Standby Props - Phill Shellard, Tom Evans
Standby Carpenter - Will Pope
Standby RIgger - Keith Freeman
Standby Painter - Ellen Woods
Props Master - Paul Aitken
Props Chargehand - Matt Wild
Dressing Props - Martin Broadbent, Rhys Jones
Props Makers - Penny Howarth, Nicholas Robatto
Practical Electrician - Albert James
Construction Manager - Matthew Hywel-Davies
Construction Chargehand - Scott Fisher
Scenic Artists - John Pinkerton, John Whalley
Graphics - BBC Wales Graphics
Title Sequence - Framestore
Costume Supervisor - Lindsay Bonaccorsi
Costime Assistants - Sara Morgan, Maria Franchi
Make-Up Supervisor - Pam Mullins
Make-Up Artists - Abi Brotherton, Morag Smith
Casting Associates - Andy Brierley, Alice Purser
Assistant Editor - Cat Gregory
VFX Editor - Ceres Doyle
Post Prod. Supervisors - Chris Blatchford, Samantha Hall
Post Prod. Co-Ordinator - Marie Brown
Dubbing Mixer - Tim Ricketts
Supervising Sound Editor - Paul McFadden
Sound Effects Editor - Paul Jefferies
Foley Editor - Helen Dickson
Colourist - Mick Vincent
On-Line Conform - Matthew Clarke, Mark Bright

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 - Ceri Tothill
Sound Recordist - Bryn Thomas
Costume Designer - Ray Holman
Make-Up Designer - Barbaea Southcott
Visual Effects - The Mill
Special Effects - Real SFX
Prosthetics - Millennium FX
Music - Murray Gold
Editor - John Richards
Production Designer - Edward Thomas
Director of Photography - Graham Frake
Line Producer - Patrick Schweitzer
Executive Producers - Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis
The Doctor's friends unite to send him a terrible warning; the Pandorica – which is said to contain the most feared being in all the cosmos – is opening. But what's inside, and can the Doctor stop it?
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-  The new-look vortex can be seen for the first time in this episode.

The complete Episode exists.

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