Not the first time since the reboot of Doctor Who 2005 (and Torchwood) that the BBC crew used Bute Street as a filming location. After visiting South Africa with the new 11th doctor lady, they are back in Wales in this familiar street.
Doctor Who – St. Mark’s Church – Cardiff
Season 11 filming for the tv show: Doctor Who has taken place in a little Church in Cardiff. St Mark’s Church is rumored to be the location of a wedding…. we will know in 2018….
Doctor Who S11 – Newport
Early scenes for Doctor Who Series 11. Jody is in her “regeneration” costume. Photo taken around November 10 2017, Newport. Episode will air somewhere 2018.
Doctor Who – Fields House
Maybe the most scary location of all “Doctor Who” episodes is the one where we first meet the Weeping Angels. A “haunted house” like location where Sally is introduced to the Timelord and statues that come to life. At the time of filming (and some time after that), the house was creepy and very useful […]
Doctor Who – Gileston Farm
For the second episode of season 10 “Doctor Who”, the crew went to film in Valencia, Spain. The wheatfield which is next to the futuristic building (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias), is in fact close to Cardiff and is next to Gileston Farm. These two European location form Gilese 581d, the first human […]
Doctor Who – Pencoed Studios
For season 10 (2016 recordings, 2017 aired) the “Doctor Who” crew went outside the usual BBC studios of Cardiff to the nearby Sony Studios at Pencoed. Known for their 4K recordings and large sets, it must have been the reason for moving there. Read an article about it here.
Highlander (1986) – Conwy
For the final scene of “Highlander” (the 1986 movie), the crew did nof return to Scotland for filming. Instead the scene was shot in Wales, Conwy. Sychnant Pass provided the mountains needed for the scene (although somewhat less impressive then those that can be found in Scotland, maybe the production ran out of money?).
Torchwood – UK – The Old Rectory
Gwen Cooper, from the top secret agency Torchwood, moves out of Cardiff for season four in the TV-series with the same name. She and her husband (Rhys) and child hide on a lonely cottage on the beach supposedly near Swansea. The cottage is “The Old Rectory“, owned by Brittish National Trust and is available for rent. […]
Clash of the Titans – UK – Dinorwic Slate Quarry
In 2010 (and later for the second installment in 2012), the Perseus Myth “Clash of the Titans” was filmed in Wales. Tthe Harriet Hole in Dinorwic Slate Quarry was used for parts of this film (and “Wrath of the Titans”). Volcano scenes were filmed here. It has also been used in 1988 for “Willow” and […]
Doctor Who – Cardiff – Temple of Peace
The “Temple of Peace” in Cardiff, Wales, has been used for several “Doctor Who” episodes (as well as Sherlock, since both are being recorded in Wales). Close to the BBC Wales studios On September 18 and 19 2007, the crew used the Temple for the episode “The Fires of Pompeii”. Exteriors were actualy filmed in […]