Speaking to Blogtor, Hughes revealed that Closing Time is “very funny,” explaining, “Matt [Smith] and James [Corden] are a great double act. It’s like Abbot and Costello meet the Cybermen, sort of. Matt and James work really well together because the Doctor really enjoys having ‘a mate'”.
The Episode 12 director added, “There’s a lot of humour in Closing Time but there’s some real emotion in there too. I grew up watching the show, I’m a genuine fan and working on the show really was a dream come true.”