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Doctor Who – Filming the New Series

Doctor Who – Filming the New Series

From the official site

It’s almost time. New monsters are becoming real, old friends are returning to Cardiff and somewhere in Wales, a tweed jacket is being taken from its hanger and lovingly dusted off. It can only mean one thing… Filming on the new series of Doctor Who begins on 20 February, 2012!

The first director to shout ‘action’ will be the award-winning Saul Metzstein whose previous credits include Micro Men (starring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman), the critically acclaimed Late Night Shopping and BBC Wales’ Upstairs Downstairs. For the very first time, Doctor Who will be produced at the new BBC Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, which officially open in March. The production team includes Steven Moffat (Executive Producer and lead writer), Caroline Skinner (Executive Producer) and Marcus Wilson (Producer).

The new series will see Matt Smith return as the Doctor in what Steven Moffat has described as ‘the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made’. Karen Gillan (Amy) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) are both back, for what will be their final voyage with the Doctor – a thrilling rollercoaster ride which will culminate in a heart-breaking farewell to the Ponds. But there will be more shocks, surprises and adventures to come when the Doctor meets a new friend, in the last very place he could ever have expected…

And yes! We’ve been promised the return of some old monsters, but some new and terrifying ones lie in wait for the Doctor…

We’ll be bringing you all the news about the incredible new series as it emerges, so stay tuned for some big surprises!

Doctor Who Writers Confirmed

It’s also been confirmed that Toby Whithouse and Chris Chibnall are writing episodes for the new series of Doctor Who. Both writers have previously penned stories full of pace, horror and humour so it’s great news they’re back on board for what will be an amazing new season!

Toby hinted at his involvement in an interview last year. When asked if he would be writing future adventures, he replied, ‘Well, let’s just say… emails have been exchanged. Ideas have been discussed. Tea has been drunk.’ Well-known for writing and creating BBC Wales’ award-winning Being Human, he has previously contributed to three series of Doctor Who, writing School Reunion, The Vampires of Venice and The God Complex.

Chris Chibnall’s credits include Life on Mars, Torchwood and United, and for Doctor Who, 42 and The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood which saw the return of the Silurians.



  • 5yberman

    March 16th, 2012 - 8:58pm

    I’ve got bored with the “Doctor’s death” plot. Its got old and tired. I think that slitheen, autons, vashta nerada and judoon should return

  • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

    February 21st, 2012 - 4:50pm

    Have a good idea about where The Doctor will meet his new friend. It’s one I’ll have to think over but it’s certainly possible he could be heading where I think he’s heading.

    It’s not Gallifrey by the way.

    • the astronaut of death

      February 21st, 2012 - 8:04pm

      where are do
      you thinking he is heading

      p.s why not gallifeyit is not IMPOSSIBLE

    • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

      February 21st, 2012 - 8:34pm

      I didn’t say Gallifrey was impossible. I just don’t think that’s where it’ll be.

      The LAST VERY PLACE he could have expected.

    • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

      February 26th, 2012 - 9:12am

      Hanging off a cliff and someone could come and help him! LOL!

    • Tardis’nt

      March 15th, 2012 - 4:43pm


    • Anonymous

      March 25th, 2012 - 12:53pm

      i recon shes jenny re-jenny-rated lol

  • the astronaut of death

    February 21st, 2012 - 3:46pm

    when steven moffat says the new compainion is going to be where the doctor would least expect to meet a friend i think he might go to gallifrey and meet another time lord

    • Whofan#1

      February 21st, 2012 - 4:34pm

      Gallifrey was destoryed in The Time War by the daleks remember

    • Anonymous

      February 21st, 2012 - 7:07pm

      Which would be why it would be unexpected (also it was the Doctor that destroyed Gallifrey not the Daleks).

  • Bow tie of Doom (Mood fit woo eb)

    February 20th, 2012 - 9:40pm

    Demons Run initials are DR.
    Could this mean something or am I just thinking too much?

  • the astronaut of death

    February 20th, 2012 - 8:05pm

    i cant wait for doctor who series 7

  • blueboxlegend

    February 20th, 2012 - 7:07pm

    now all have to agree with me, MORBIUS has to return he is a great monster for doctor who and he will always be

  • 1

    February 20th, 2012 - 1:11pm

    it looks like matt smith is going to be on top gear

    • the astronaut of death

      February 20th, 2012 - 3:38pm


    • booboo

      February 20th, 2012 - 3:42pm

      Sunday 26th Feb BBC2 8.00pm

      Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky and recently deceased Swedish car maker Saab.

      Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda and Jeremy smokes around the track in the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale and the tyre shredding Mercedes C63 Black.

      Plus current Doctor Who Matt Smith is the star in the reasonably priced car

  • the astronaut of death

    February 19th, 2012 - 9:36pm

    there is going to be a new character named water he is getting played by some called rob rob cavazos


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