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Published on February 24th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Night Shoot in a Quarry

Right on cue, and just when it was getting quiet, the Doctor Who crew were on location Monday night in that age old alien planet stand-in – the quarry.

Long gone are the bright lights and delights of the questionable Dubai, with a sharp reduction in temperature no doubt greeting the production staff at a quarry in Taffs Well, just north of the Welsh capital Cardiff.

A "multi-terrain loader" was spotted in flames, while the TARDIS also stood on location in the quarry.

Some suspect that the shoot was recording footage for the second of the 2009 specials although at this stage it seems rather early, with no word on shooting having wrapped on Planet of the Dead. Given the time scales and episode lenghts, not to mention scheduling in 2009, it would seem unlikely there would be any overlapping in a single production run of Doctor Who at this stage.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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