Doctor Who Confidential and BBC Learning had teamed up in a competition for UK students aged 9-11 to write a script for a Doctor Who short. The winning script was chosen by Doctor Who producers Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis and Controller of BBC Learning Saul Nassé. The writers of the winning script were Adam, Daniel, Katie, and Ben, students of Year Six teacher Kevin Downing's class at Oakley Junior School in Basingstoke.
During the filming of Death is the Only Answer the class watched from above and behind the walls of the TARDIS console room set. The four winners were allowed to play with the TARDIS console, meet Matt Smith, and pose for a photo. (CON: Open All Hours)