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New Series Episode 101:
The Rings Of Akhaten


The Doctor takes Clara to the Rings of Akhaten, a stunning asteroid belt which is the gathering place for the people of many worlds. All of them harbour a belief in a godlike being who must be appeased with song and story. Central to these rites is the Queen of Years, a role currently filled by a frightened young girl named Merry whom Clara befriends. But when the Queen of Years' ceremony goes wrong, the Doctor's intervention reawakens an ancient power -- forcing both time travellers to risk the things they treasure most.



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Original Transmission
Date 6th Apr 2013
Time 6.15pm
Duration 43'46"
Viewers (more) 7.5m (14th)
· BBC1/HD 7.5m
· iPlayer 2.3m
Appreciation 84%

The Doctor
Matt Smith
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Michael Dixon
Nicola Sian
Emilia Jones
The Chorister
Chris Anderson
The Mummy
Aidan Cook
Karl Greenwood

Written by
Neil Cross
Directed by
Farren Blackburn
Produced by
Denise Paul

Series Producer
Marcus Wilson
Stunt Coordinator
Crispin Layfield
Stunt Performers
Dani Biernat
Gordon Seed
Andy J Smart
First Assistant Director
David Mack
Second Assistant Director
Heddi-Joy Taylor-Welch
Third Assistant Director
Danielle Richards
Assistant Directors
Gareth Jones
Louisa Cavell
Location Manager
Nicky James
Unit Manager
Monty Till
Location Assistant
Iestyn Hampson-Jones
Production Manager
Phillipa Cole
Production Coordinator
Claire Hildred
Assistant Coordinator
Gabriella Ricci
Production Secretary
Sandra Cosfeld
Production Assistants
Rachel Vipond
Samantha Price
Assistant Production Accountant
Rhys Evans
Assistant Script Editor
John Phillips
Script Supervisor
Rory Herbert
Camera Operator
Joe Russell
Focus Pullers
James Scott
Chris Reynolds
Gary Norman
Camera Assistants
Meg de Koning
Sam Smithard
Cai Thompson
Assistant Grip
Owen Charnley
Sound Maintenance Engineers
Ross Adams
Chris Goding
Mark Hutchings
Best Boy
Stephen Slocombe
Bob Milton
Nick Powell
Gafin Riley
Gareth Sheldon
Supervising Art Director
Paul Spriggs
Art Directors
Amy Pickwoad
Lucienne Suren
Set Decorator
Adrian Anscombe
Production Buyers
Adrian Greenwood
Holly Thurman
Standby Art Director
Nandie Narishkin
Assistant Art Director
Richard Hardy
Art Department Coordinator
Donna Shakesheff
Prop Master
Paul Smith
Prop Chargehand
Ian Griffin
Set Dresser
Jayne Davies
Austin J Curtis
Jamie Farrell
Jamie Southcott
Standby Props
Helen Atherton
Rob Brandon
Dressing Props
Mike Elkins
Paul Barnett
Graphic Designer
Chris Lees
Graphic Artist
Christina Tom
Storyboard Artist
Andrew Wildman
Petty Cash Buyer
Florence Tasker
Standby Carpenter
Will Pope
Standby Rigger
Bryan Griffiths
Practical Electrician
Christian Davies
Props Makers
Penny Howarth
Alan Hardy
Props Driver
Gareth Fox
Construction Manager
Terry Horle
Construction Chargehand
Dean Tucker
Scenic Artist
John Pinkerton
Assistant Costume Designer
Fraser Purfit
Costume Supervisor
Carly Griffith
Costume Assistants
Katarina Cappellazzi
Gemma Evans
Make-Up Artists
Vivienne Simpson
Sara Angharad
Allison Sing
Casting Associate
Alice Purser
Assistant Editors
Becky Trotman
Katrina Aust
VFX Editor
Joel Skinner
Dubbing Mixer
Tim Ricketts
ADR Editor
Matthew Cox
Dialogue Editor
Darran Clement
Sound Effects Editor
Paul Jefferies
Foley Editor
Jamie Talbutt
Peter Anderson Studio
Additional Visual Effects
BBC Wales Visual Effects
Online Editor
Geraint Pari Huws
Mick Vincent
Original Theme Music
Ron Grainer
Casting Director
Andy Pryor CDG
Production Executive
Julie Scott
Post Production Supervisor
Nerys Davies
Production Accountant
Jeff Dunn
Sound Recordist
Deian Llŷr Humphreys
Costume Designer
Howard Burden
Make-Up Designer
Barbara Southcott
Murray Gold
Visual Effects
The Mill
Special Effects
Real SFX
Millennium FX
Sam Williams
Production Designer
Michael Pickwoad
Director Of Photography
Dale McCready
Line Producer
Des Hughes
Executive Producers
Steven Moffat
Caroline Skinner

Updated 21st July 2014