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Filming starts on Series 5 and the 11th Doctor Costume Revealed

July 20, 2009

matt-smith-costumeThe filming for the 2010 series of Doctor Who has begun filming today with Matt Smith, as the 11th Doctor, Karen Gillan, as the now named companion Amy Pond, and other special guest stars. Filming has started in Cardiff this morning, where they have returned to Dunraven Bay, where had doubled as Bad Wolf Bay in series 2 and 4, The Sun and The Daily Mail have images from the filming, but please beware when visiting the sun website as they have high spoiler images, whereas the BBC released a behind the scenes image of Matt and Karen in their costumes, Matt is wearing a tweed jacket, rolled-up trousers and black boots, however Karen’s character, Amy, is more laid back and wears a baggy jumper, tights and converse trainers, the image can be seen below. The TARDIS was also on set, with what looked like the ST John’s Ambulance sticker on the front which was originally used in the classic series. Filming will continue until March 2010, so expect lots of set-reports and images.

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11th Doctor Companion Revealed

May 29, 2009

11_doc_companionEarlier today, the BBC Press Office posted a press release detailing the 11th Doctor’s companion that will travel with him in the TARDIS next year. Karen Gillan, who has previously appeared in Doctor Who in the series 4 episode Fires of Pompeii playing a soothsayer, will join the 11th Doctor early next year. The name of the companion is yet to be revealed, but filming starts on the fifth series in July so expect it to be overheard on location or be revealed in DWM.
Karen said;

I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor’s new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can’t quite believe I am going to be a part of it

We will see new doctor Matt Smith and Karen in spring next year, but before that David Tennant will return as the Doctor between autumn and the new year.

Source
BBC – Press Office – Doctor Who unveils new companion for 11th Time Lord .

Series 5 Producers revealed

April 16, 2009

series5_producersThe BBC Press Office have revealed the new producers that will join head writer, Steven Moffat. Tracie Simpson, who produced the easter special, Planet of the Dead, and Peter Bennett, who produced the upcoming Torchwood: Children of Earth, will join Steven as producers on the series. Beth Willis, producer of the hugely popular drama Ashes to Ashes, will join Steven Moffat and Piers Wenger as an executive producer. While working on Doctor Whom Beth will also combine her role with other BBC Wales Drama. 
Steven Moffat Said:

Beth and Tracie and Pete aren’t the A Team, they’re the people the A Team call. Tracie and Pete are the backstage stars of Doctor Who and having them on board as producers isn’t just the best possible news for Matt Smith’s first series, it’s a massive relief. 

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BBC – Press Office – BBC Cymru Wales announces new Doctor Who producers.
BBC – Doctor Who – News.

TARDIS to redesigned for 2010?

March 2, 2009

Mirror.co.uk are reporting that the TARDIS is to be redecorated for the 2010 series of Doctor Who. Sources have said the redesign is to mark the start of a new era when Matt Smith becomes the Doctor and because Steven Moffat wants to distance himself from current show runner Russell T Davies. It has also been said that the redesign is to help Doctor Who withstand the move to High Definition.

Read the full article here.