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February 5th, 2011 17 comments

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Doctor Who Cornwall Filming (spoilers)

Doctor Who Cornwall filming

Warning:spoilers in text and pictures

Its no particular secret that Doctor Who filming has been taking place on-board a “pirate Ship” in Charlestown, Cornwall.

Below, past the BBC Cornwall news article are a few photo’s courtesy of Keith Martin from

You can see many more pictures and links to videos on his website Here.

From BBC Cornwall

Dr Who and his big blue Tardis have landed in Cornwall to film for the BBC TV series.

Big crowds gathered to watch Matt Smith battling with space pirates on Tuesday 1 February.

Charlestown has been used numerous times over the years for film and television productions.

Records show the St Austell village was first used way back in 1929 in a silent movie called Street of Abandoned Children.

The filming of the new Dr Who series has seen Charlestown’s popular harbour taken over by a film crew.



  • Pooja

    April 29th, 2024 - 5:26pm

    This looks fantastic! I’m eagerly anticipating its debut on TV! Karen looks absolutely hilarious in that hat!

  • THE DR

    September 14th, 2011 - 6:56pm

    its already aired

  • ninae

    March 12th, 2011 - 4:46pm

    fsdg gjvnf uhrn urt y y hmnt jfvhf hf h fnnnnnn jjjjjjjjjjg jjjjvkmmt se gosx bye tik

  • crazy guy

    February 25th, 2011 - 6:08pm

    finaly a pirate episode cant wait to watch and love a good old pirate battle

  • Charlestown resident

    February 20th, 2011 - 3:17pm

    In response to an earlier post by D Clarkson, the square sail tall ships are always based in Charlestown harbour and at various times of the year you can go on them. Lots of places to stay in charlestown, try here if you want to stay

  • doctor who

    February 19th, 2011 - 6:11pm

    i love doctor who but doctor who the experience

  • Year 2 Class 4 Lego

    February 14th, 2011 - 7:01pm


  • dr daddy cool 67

    February 11th, 2011 - 9:32pm

    Can anyone tell me when series 6 actually starts?????

    I’m guessing easter weekend???

  • I Love Cybermen

    February 6th, 2011 - 2:47pm

    Anonymous: Cybermen vs pirates? Ooo- I’d love to see that! I doubt it will be though because aren’t cybes meant to be in episode seven? Guess we’ll find out…

  • D Clarkson

    February 6th, 2011 - 2:23pm

    Is anyone able to say if the Pirate Ship used in the filming of this series is always at the harbour as a Tourist attraction ?

  • Anonymous

    February 6th, 2011 - 11:40am

    it said in newspaper that its Cybermen

  • whovian

    February 5th, 2011 - 4:11pm

    LOOKS AMAZING! CAN’T WAIT UNTIL ITS ON TV! karen looks FUNNY in that hat!

  • I Love Cybermen

    February 5th, 2011 - 2:45pm

    I reckon the pirates will be real, Rob. Capt Avery was a real man and is the central pirate in this story. From the sounds of things the aliens will be sirens…My personal hope is Sea Devils!!!

  • I Love Cybermen

    February 5th, 2011 - 12:11pm

    This time Karen gets the hat! Lol! And no River Song to shoot it off I’d guess!!!

  • Rob

    February 5th, 2011 - 12:11pm

    I wonder if this is alien or real pirates, it looks brilliant whatever

  • The Master

    February 5th, 2011 - 12:09pm

    This episode looks like it will be amazing

  • JJ

    February 5th, 2011 - 11:57am

    I’ve watched most pictures and filming, typing in doctor who series 6 on web and then on news. Jason and the augonauts will be filming their to, cool, karen gillan keeps on looking hotter each and everyday joke, lol

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