Planet of the Dead in Dubai

Doctor Who moves to Dubai this week as star David tennant and co-stars Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans swap cold Cardiff for dusty, dry Dubai to record location footage on Planet of the Dead.

With just a matter of months until David Tennant records his final scenes as the Doctor, the shoot in Dubai is just one of a number of high-profile locations to be used by the Doctor Who production team for the 2009-spanning series of special episodes leading up to the departure of David Tennant – and with him the Tenth Doctor…

Producer Tracie Simpson said: ôe rarely take Doctor Who abroad although we did visit Rome for series fourÆ The Fires Of Pompeii, which gave us some spectacular footage.

ôhe locations in Dubai are a perfect match for writer Russell T DaviesÆ vision of the episode and we expect to film some incredible scenes while we are here.ö

Fingers crossed there are no more "bus crushing"-type incidents…

Christian Cawley


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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