Behind the scenes of The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End (Part 2 of 8)
Excerpts from Doctor Who Magazine #398, behind the scenes of The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End as reported by Benjamin Cook
Production on Doctor Who has ground to a halt. Tools have been downed. Cameras abandoned. And for why? Because make-up artist Steve Smith has arrived on set, in the Nobles’ living room, carrying a mongrel puppy dog called Jack. “What is it?” asks Bernard Cribbins.
“It’s a dog,” explains Steve.
“Well, I can see that.”
He belongs to the lady across the road. “She just threw it at me,” explains Steve, “and said, Catherine would like to see Jack, wouldn’t she?”
“Oh, I do, I so do,” coos Catherine Tate, taking Jack in her arms.
“Can we get all puppies off set!” pleads Simon Morris, the First Assistant Director. But no one is listening.
“Aww, he still smells of his mother’s womb,” says Catherine, taking a sniff.
“That’s disgusting,” exclaims David Tennant. “Just wait til he pees on you.”
“Nah, I couldn’t have a dog that’s smaller than a cat,” reasons Catherine. “He is lovely, though.”
“Tell people it’s a hamster,” suggests David. Meanwhile, across the room, Phil Collinson is ripping up today’s shooting schedule.