How Did They Do That?

By now you’ve probably seen the first 40 seconds of the new Doctor Who episode The Eleventh Hour on the BBC website – and marvelled at the Doctor hanging from the edge of the TARDIS!

One might genuinely believe the footage was filmed from a helicopter – if only the TARDIS was real!

It’s a great visual – but just how did they do it? You can find out thanks to a clip on YouTube – it seems a helicopter mounted camera was involved… but only in conjunction with a green screen, some scaffolding, Matt Smith on wires and two sticks of wood flapping the doors of a stripped-down police box:

(Via, where you’ll find even more clips about the new series of Doctor Who)

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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