The Doctor and Clara The Proms 2013

by Steven Moffat
Madame Vastra and Strax

Learning that there is a Prom especially about him, the Doctor decides to attend by using a Hyperscape Ticket that will enable him and Clara to body-swap with two unwitting members of the audience. Clara is unsure, especially when she hears that the two audience members will be left naked outside; however, when the Doctor tells her that they will be well compensated (jammie dodgers, a billion billion pounds, immortality and an electric camel, amongst other things) she reluctantly agrees. The Doctor scratches the ticket and he and Clara promptly disappear, leaving their clothes behind… Materialising on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall, the Doctor excitedly bids hello to the audience, the choir, the orchestra and the conductor, Ben Foster, who now has a sonic baton, a gift from the Time Lord. Joining him from her seat amongst the orchestra, Clara is shocked to see that the Doctor has lost his hair, which the Time Lord puts down to a dodgy ticket bought from a tout in Space Vegas. When the Doctor has a go at conducting the audience Clara stops him, noting how everyone in the Hall is watching them. Grabbing Clara’s hand, the Doctor makes a run for it…

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara)

Directed by Richard Senior
Produced by Denise Paul
Executive Producer Steven Moffat
A BBC Wales production

TX (BBC 1):
26th August 2013
(Within 'The Proms'-'Doctor Who' concert)

*Featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Clara

*This specially-written mini-adventure was approximately four minutes long

*The concert itself was held at the Royal Albert Hall, and presented by hosted by actors Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, Neve McIntosh and Dan Starkey (as Madame Vastra and Strax), Carloe Ann Ford, Peter Davison, plus Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Silurians, Ood, Vampire Girls, Weeping Angels, the Silence, Vigil, Whispermen and an Ice Warrior

*This ninety-five minute Prom was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 13th and 14th July 2013

*The performance was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on 13th July 2013

*An edited seventy-five minute version was transmitted on BBC 1 on 26th August, and later released on DVD and Blu-ray on 8th September 2014 as part of the limited edition 'Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection Boxset'

*The line-up for the concert was:

Part One:

- Murray Gold: 'The Mad Man with a Box' (2 mins 56 secs)
- Special scene with the Doctor and Clara
- Georges Bizet: 'Habanera' from 'Carmen Suite No. 2' (2 mins 01 sec)
- Murray Gold: 'The Companions' (6 mins 57 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'Cyber Shard' (4 mins 43 secs)
- Johann Sebastian Bach: 'Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565' (4 mins 00 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'The Final Chapter of Amelia Pond' (6 mins 20 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'The Rings of Akhaten' (5 mins 23 secs)


Part Two:

- Murray Gold: 'All the Strange, Strange Creatures' (3 mins 20 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'The Impossible Girl' (3 mins 45 secs)
- Claude Debussy: 'La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)' (2 mins 43 secs)
- Tristram Cary, Malcolm Clarke, Dudley Simpson, Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Jonathan Gibbs and Mark Ayres: 'Classic Doctor Who Medley' (7 mins 56 secs)
- William Davenport, Jordan Picken, Gabe Stone and Matthew Owen:
'Doctor Who Create a Soundtrack' Winners (2 mins 56 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'First There Were Daleks' (5 mins 25 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'The Name of the Doctor' (7 mins 38 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'Song for Fifty' (10 mins 50 secs)
- Murray Gold: 'Vale Decem' (3 mins 30 secs)
- Ron Grainer: 'Doctor Who Theme' (1 mins 36 secs)

Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswald), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Dan Starkey (Strax), Carole Ann Ford (Herself), Peter Davison (Himself), Nicholas Briggs (Voice of Daleks, Judoon and Cybermen), Paul Kasey (Judoon), Ross Mullan (Ice Warrior), Jamie Hill (Silent), Simon Carew (Cyberman), Martin Challnor (Cyberman), Aidan Cook (Cyberman), Ruari Mears (Cyberman), Matthew Doman (Ood / Vigil), Kevin Hidson (Ood / Vigil), Jon Davey (Whisperman), Claudio Laurini (Whisperman), Amber Doyle (Vampire Girl), Daisy Michie (Vampire Girl), Nathalie Cizner (Masked Silurian Warrior), Barbara Fadden (Masked Silurian Warrior), Marie McGonigle (Weeping Angel / Silurian)

Conductor: Ben Foster
Male vocalist: Allan Clayton, tenor
Female vocalist: Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Child vocalist: Kerry Ingram
Synthesizers/electronic effects: Mark Ayres and Peter Howell
Choir: London Philharmonic Choir
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales