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New Series Episode 81:
The Curse Of The Black Spot

Plot

The Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves aboard a pirate ship in the 17th century. The ship has been becalmed for days, marooned in waters that seem to be haunted by a Siren -- a beautiful but demonic woman who comes for those who are sick or injured. She sings a mournful, unearthly melody, and her arrival is presaged by the appearance on the victim's skin of a livid black spot. When Rory is cut, he is marked as the Siren's next victim, and it's up to the Doctor and the reluctant Captain Avery to unearth the creature's true nature.

Production

Forthcoming.

Sources
  • Forthcoming.

Original Transmission
Date 7th May 2011
Time 6.15pm
Duration 44'43"
Viewers (more) 7.9m (11th)
· BBC1/HD 7.9m
· iPlayer 1.3m
Appreciation 86%


Cast
The Doctor
Matt Smith
Amy Pond
Karen Gillan
Rory
Arthur Darvill
(more)
Henry Avery
Hugh Bonneville
Toby Avery
Oscar Lloyd
The Boatswain
Lee Ross
Mulligan
Michael Begley
De Florres
Tony Lucken
Dancer
Chris Jarman
McGrath
Carl McCrystal
The Siren
Lily Cole


Crew
Written by
Steve Thompson
Directed by
Jeremy Webb
Produced by
Marcus Wilson
(more)

Stunt Coordinator
Crispin Layfield
Stunt Performers
Gordon Seed
Stephanie Carey
1st Assistant Director
Nick Brown
2nd Assistant Director
James DeHaviland
3rd Assistant Director
Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch
Assistant Directors
Janine H Jones
Michael Curtis
Location Manager
Nicky James
Unit Manager
Rhys Griffiths
Location Assistant
Geraint Williams
Production Manager
Steffan Morris
Production Coordinator
Claire Hildred
Asst Production Coordinator
Helen Blyth
Production Secretary
Scott Handcock
Production Assistant
Charlie Coombes
Asst Production Accountant
Rhys Evans
Script Executive
Lindsey Alford
Script Editor
Caroline Henry
Script Supervisor
Caroline Holder
Camera Operator
Joe Russell
Focus Pullers
Steve Rees
Jonathan Vidgen
Grip
Gary Norman
Camera Assistants
Simon Ridge
Svetlana Miko
Matthew Lepper
Assistant Grip
Owen Charnley
Sound Maintenance Engineers
Jeff Welch
Dafydd Parry
Gaffer
Mark Hutchings
Best Boy
Pete Chester
Electricians
Ben Griffiths
Bob Milton
Stephen Slocombe
Alan Tippetts
Supervising Art Director
Stephen Nicholas
Set Decorator
Julian Luxton
Production Buyer
Ben Morris
Standby Art Director
Ciaran Thompson
Assistant Art Director
Jackson Pope
Concept Artist
Richard Shaun Williams
Props Master
Paul Aitken
Props Buyer
Adrian Anscombe
Prop Chargehand
Rhys Jones
Standby Props
Phill Shellard
Helen Atherton
Dressing Props
Tom Belton
Kristian Wilsher
Graphic Artist
Christina Tom
Draughtsman
Julia Jones
Design Assistant
Dan Martin
Petty Cash Buyer
Kate Wilson
Standby Carpenter
Will Pope
Standby Rigger
Bryan Griffiths
Store Person
Jayne Davies
Props Makers
Penny Howarth
Nicholas Robatto
Alan Hardy
Props Driver
Medard Mankos
Practical Electrician
Albert James
Construction Manager
Matthew Hywel-Davies
Construction Chargehand
Scott Fisher
Graphics
BBC Wales Graphics
Assistant Costume Designer
Samantha Keeble
Costume Supervisor
Helen Leat
Costume Assistants
Jason Gill
Yasemin Kascioglu
Emma Jones
Make-Up Supervisor
Pam Mullins
Make-Up Artists
Vivienne Simpson
Allison Sing
VFX Producer
Beewan Athwal
Casting Associate
Alice Purser
Assistant Editor
Becky Trotman
VFX Editor
Cat Gregory
Post Production Supervisor
Nerys Davies
Post Production Coordinator
Marie Brown
Dubbing Mixer
Tim Ricketts
Dialogue Editor
Paul McFadden
Sound Effects Editor
Paul Jefferies
Foley Editor
Jamie Talbutt
Online Editor
Jeremy Lott
Colourist
Mick Vincent
Online Conform
Mark Bright
Original Theme Music
Ron Grainer
Casting Director
Andy Pryor CDG
Production Executive
Julie Scott
Production Accountant
Dyfed Thomas
Sound Recordist
Bryn Thomas
Costume Designer
Barbara Kidd
Make-Up Designer
Barbara Southcott
Music
Murray Gold
Visual Effects
The Mill
Special Effects
Real SFX
Prosthetics
Millennium FX
Editor
Simon Reglar
Production Designer
Michael Pickwoad
Director Of Photography
Dale McCready
Associate Producer
Denise Paul
Line Producer
Diana Barton
Executive Producers
Steven Moffat
Piers Wenger
Beth Willis


Media
DVD Release
Doctor Who: Series 6 Part 1 (double disc; 2011)
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Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series (2011; boxed set)
Buy: Canada · UK · USA
Blu-ray Release
Doctor Who: Series 6 Part 1 (double disc; 2011)
Buy: Canada · UK · USA
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series (2011; boxed set)
Buy: Canada · UK · USA

Updated 4th August 2013