For those of you that had been anticipating the filming of the Doctor Who anniversary special starting today and couldn’t find anything happening, don’t panic – its start has been delayed until April.
Doctor Who Magazine had reported that the filming would start in March 2013 but as they went to press, dates changed by a few weeks.
Tom Spilsbury confirmed via Twitter that the filming had been moved but there was yet to be a read-through of the script for the cast and crew.
@dannylavery It's starting shooting in April, I believe. Date changed after we went to press in Feb. Don't know when the readthrough is.
— Tom Spilsbury (@TomSpilsbury) March 13, 2013
Now there are two ways that you can look at this, the nice boring way which is that the production team simply require more time to get everything in motion and so have delayed the filming or you can look at this in the exciting and adventurous way, which could well be that they’re talking to certain actors or actresses from the world of Doctor Who that they want to be in the special and that they’ve had to delay the read-through whilst they secure contracts and negotiate filming days and of course, a day when these special actors or actresses can all come to the BBC for a read-through.
Saying that, it could well be because Steven Moffat has deleted the only copy of the script and is spending most of his nights alternating between rewrites and crying.
But we’re optimists as Kasterborous so we’ll choose to believe that everyone that can come back from the last fifty years of Doctor Who, is coming back.
Via David Tennant News.