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Published on January 27th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Torchwood Films in Wales

It’s happening now. For all you lot that are anticipating the new series of Torchwood being shown this year, the filming of Torchwood: Miracle Day, has now begun in Wales, where it all started so many years ago!

Executive Producer and creator of the show Russell T Davies remarked on how proud he is that Wales is being put on the map in Hollywood:

“There are so many good locations in Wales, and I love coming back to Swansea,..I’m immensely proud of where I’m from and quite like the opportunity to show places like Rhossili to the world…It’s a sort of national trait of Wales that we tend to be very proud of where we are from, yet don’t sing our praises enough…

I’m quite excited that Torchwood will hopefully introduce Wales to people who have never seen it before…there have been a number of episodes of Doctor Who and Torchwood which have been filmed in Swansea, and I plan to keep that up. I don’t think I’ll ever run out of places to film here because there are so many great ones.”

The script and the budget are not being talked about by Davies but as usual he was happy to drop a few hints of what the new series had in store:

“The budget’s bigger than before and there’s going to be a lot of surprises in store…one thing I’ve quite enjoyed is the little jokes in the show about Brits feeling lost in America, and Americans not knowing where Wales is.”

Shows such as Torchwood and Doctor Who have been primarily filmed in Wales since 2005, bringing a heap of attention to the city and a massive fan following, this is something that Davies is very proud of:

“There’s always a lot of interest when film crews come down here…It’s nice that people take such an interest, and they’ve taken shows like Doctor Who to their hearts.”

The new series of Torchwood is currently being filmed and is due to air this year.

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One Response to Torchwood Films in Wales

  1. Paul Cavanagh says:

    Careful now Meredith! Personally, I wouldn’t want to be caught out describing Wales as a city!

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