Behind the scenes of the finale set on an asteroid, showing how the team turn a small platoon of clerics into an army and transform an alley into Victorian London.
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Hello, everyone. Guess who?
In this week's Confidential, Amy explores her maternal side...
Can you see the resemblance?
In this episode, Amy becomes a mum.
Kissing and crying. I'll be back in a bit.
I think Rory unexpectedly becoming a dad will change him completely.
..and there's an end to keeping mum when a massive secret is revealed.
I'm your daughter.
Yes! I get to be Alex Kingston's mum.
Spoilers! You're not allowed to hear!
I just couldn't quite believe it. I just thought, "That's fantastic."
Welcome to Confidential.
Join us behind the scenes as we finally close the door
on the rumours of River Song.
In the dead of night, in a hangar near Cardiff,
the Doctor has rallied an army of aliens
and called on his friends to fight the mother of all battles.
It felt like... I think this is a boys' thing,
but it felt like you had every action figure
from all your favourite TV shows and from all your favourite cartoons
all in one gang. It's like a kind of dream team.
At all costs, we protect the child!
Last time I did this I just had a wig on.
-Now I've got swords as well!
I was a bit nervous before, but we had a stunt guy on set to help us
and we were killing these monks,
who were also stuntmen, so you were quite free to do what you wanted.
Straight in there, yeah?
'The first thing I do, I'd speak to the director
'and find out exactly what he wants to see, and in this case,'
it's just a shot of the two of them taking out all the monks
very quickly, very slick, so I had to choreograph it with two swords,
'which makes it a bit more complicated for Neve,'
but she picked it up really well and both of them are fantastic.
Eagle-eyed viewers may notice the Oval Office set.
Now a birthing chamber where Amy has swapped her bump for a baby.
They're being held captive by baddies wanting to bait and bring down the Doctor.
And there's a new addition to the Doctor Who family, who already knows her lines.
I tell you what. Karen, what about if all you see...
if Karen was holding Harrison now, then on action, went forward and then brought him back?
Oh, my God!
Never mind arch villains, this is proper scary.
In this episode, Amy becomes a mum.
I know that we've seen her pregnant before, but that was in a dream.
Whenever you're ready, Amy.
-You've swallowed a planet!
This is definitely for real and it's really interesting because I'm a bit nervous around the babies.
'We've had real babies.'
And that's it?
We had two babies who were twins, Madison and Harrison.
-Who've we got this time?
Acting with babies, and filming with babies,
it's quite challenging at times because they cry when they want to.
I wish I could tell you that you'll be loved.
BABY CONTINUES TO CRY
That you'll be safe and cared for and protected.
There was a lot of just going with that and going with whatever the baby does
and hopefully that just made it more natural. We'll see.
Tension on set is mounting.
The crew are filming the key scene, which is being kept under the tightest of wraps.
It's the cliff-hanger we've been building the whole series towards,
and we're trusting you guys to keep it quiet.
So please, please, don't let it get out of the building. Thank you.
It's your daughter's name in the language of the forest.
I know my daughter's name!
Except they don't have a word for "pond",
because the only water in the forest is the river.
'There's a piece of cloth inside the cot,'
and that says my name,
but on the actual cot, I think it's his name.
It's the Doctor's cot, but is it only the Doctor's cot?
Yes, that's all I can say.
How many babies have been in that cot, basically?
The Doctor will find your daughter, and he will care for her,
whatever it takes.
And I know that.
I'm your daughter.
So River Song is Amy's daughter!
I couldn't believe that when I read that in the script,
I really couldn't.
I mean, it's the best, yes! I get to be Alex Kingston's mum.
When Steven Moffat first told me the truth about River Song,
I just thought, "You clever so-and-so.
"You are... You're amazing."
One of the dangers of a reveal,
one of the dangers of whipping the cover off a secret
is that you've just got an answer. You say, "Well, that's what it is."
"Is it door one, two or three?" Well, it's door two.
You have to have a reveal,
you have to have an answer that is as complicated as the question.
You have to actually say, "Oh, now that that's the case,
"we're in even more trouble."
So the answer is as good as the question,
and it's as troubling as the question, and is not final.
I don't actually want to end the story, that would be bad.
It was a relief also knowing that finally I wouldn't have to hold on to that secret any more,
'and that the others wouldn't have to try and bribe me any more either.'
Now it's finally revealed, and she's Amy's daughter,
Amy and Rory's little girl. So that is just the best.
I don't think they'd dared believe
that the reality would be that I was their daughter.
But I am.
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Confidential goes behind the scenes for the epic series finale set on the asteroid, Demons Run.
We discover how the Doctor Who team create the newest baddies, turn a small platoon of clerics into an army and transform an alley in Cardiff into Jack the Ripper's London.
Features a day in the life of a Doctor Who enemy and in-depth interviews with Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston, Frances Barber and lead writer Steven Moffat.