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Up All Night (TV story)

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Up All Night
Craig And Alfie
Main character(s): Craig, Sophie
Featuring: Alfie
Main setting: Colchester, 2011
Key crew
Writer: Tom MacRae
Release details
Release date: 22 November 2011
Season/series: Series 6 (DVD/Blu-ray exclusive)
Format: 1x4 minute, mini episode
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Up All Night was the fifth of five Night and the Doctor shorts produced exclusively for the Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series DVD and Blu-ray box sets. It was written by Tom MacRae and serves as a prequel to the events of Closing Time.


Craig, Sophie and Alfie have a brief scene in which Craig discusses his fears of dealing with his son.


A dog barks as we find Craig Owens in his home, eating baby food as he protests to Sophie that he can't be left alone with their baby, Alfie, as he's terrified he'll break him. Craig awkwardly tries a tickle, then Sophie puts Alfie in his arms, and tells him he's amazing. Craig bounces a bit, getting used to the idea, as Sophie notices the newspaper says another person has disappeared. Craig asks her if she is sure about leaving the both of them alone all weekend.

Sophie says, "Of course, what is the worst that could happen?" This statement is less than reassuring to Craig. She declares it to be bath time, and he protests they just did that yesterday. The kitchen lights flicker and they walk out, as Sophie says that it's not the end of the world...




  • Craig eats baby food.

Story notes

Myths and rumours

  • Current fan speculation is that this short was intended to be released as a prequel to Closing Time in the same manner as prequels for other series six episodes, but for unknown reasons it was not released. To date no one from the Doctor Who production team has stated whether this short was produced as an intended prequel or as a DVD/Bluray bonus feature.

Filming location

  • 2 Church Road, Penarth, Wales (Craig's home)

Production errors

  • The episode is erroneously credited on-screen as having been written by Steven Moffat. The booklet that accompanies the UK release of the Complete Series 6 DVD/Bluray boxset corrects this error.


Home video releases

DVD Releases

  • Up All Night was released in the Series 6 DVD box set, in November 2011, along with the rest of the series.

Blu-Ray Releases

  • Up All Night was also released on Blu-ray as part of the Series 6 box set released in November 2011.

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