We’re always fretting, us Doctor Who fans, worrying about our favourite show’s longevity and if it will get the boot in the blink of an eye. We’ve been hurt before, after all, the emotional scars of the show’s cancellation in 1989 still linger with us today and the failure of the studios to pick up a series of eighth Doctor adventures following on from the 1996 TV movie didn’t help either.
But maybe we can let go of some of these paranoia’s and realise that the people at the BBC now value the show as much as we do, they now recognise it as the flagship show it always was. To show this and to give us confirmation of Doctor Who’s long future, there is now a permanent set for Doctor Who in their newest and largest studio ever built.
As reported by BBC News, Roath Lock Studios will be the new home for three massive dramas: Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm. The TARDIS set will remain resolute and splendid all year round as it waits for more and more series with more and more Doctors to be filmed on it.
The studio, the size of three football pitches (take that football fans, you only get one pitch) opens officially today and is set to bring jobs to Cardiff and will be the new home for our good Doctor.