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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2009,4108.1

  • Description

    Doctor Who banknote prop. Used in the episode 'The Runaway Bride,' Christmas 2006.(obverse) Head of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, left.
    (reverse) Head of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, left.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 2006
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 155 millimetres
    • Width: 83 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        No second chances - I'm that sort of man.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        English
      • Inscription Content

        No second chances - I'm that sort of man.
  • Curator's comments

    Prop banknote specially produced by the Doctor Who Art Department for the 2006 Christmas Special episode 'The Runaway Bride.' A scene in the script by writer Russell T Davies required the Doctor to cause a distraction by making a cash dispenser shoot banknotes into the air. A crowd gathers to catch the billowing money, allowing the Doctor and companion Donna Noble to escape the approaching alien menace. Fake banknotes for TV and film must conform to strict Bank of England guidelines, so the Doctor Who production team elected to create their own Doctor Who notes. The notes themselves were designed by concept artist Peter McKinstry. The “£10” depicts David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and features a quote from his debut episode 'The Christmas Invasion' (2005) as well as the name “London Credit Bank,” a bank created for the TV series. The “£10” note states it is worth “ten satsumas” which is another reference to Tennant’s first episode. It also features an imitation hologram which depicts the TARDIS, the Doctor’s time and space machine disguised as a Police Box.

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  • Location

    G68/18/4

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2009

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    2009,4108.1

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