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“Venice is all Starbucks”

Doctor Who scriptwriter Toby Whithouse has dismissed the Venice of 2010 as a shadow of its former self, and nothing like the romantic location featured in Vampires of Venice. After being asked to set the story somewhere romantic, Southend-born Toby – who also wrote 2006’s School Reunion and is the creator of Being Human –…

Toby Whithouse Interviewed

Toby Whithouse is the creator of Being Human – not to mention the man behind this week’s Doctor Who, The Vampires of Venice! He’s been interviewed by SFX recently, in which he describes the episode as being “like a 45-minute movie.” Talking about how nice it is to not have to do the whole showrunner…

The Runaway Train

When your fictional series uses time travel as one of it’s plot devices, it allows you to draw from exciting moments in history to make adventures that are packed with both action and terrifying danger and as moments in world history go, few eras have as much opportunity for dangerous moments and excitement as the…

Venice or Bust

Amazingly, Doctor Who is under fire AGAIN this week, as details emerge of a trip to Venice for Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as part of Doctor Who Confidential‘s coverage of The Vampires of Venice. The “parent show” opted to use the Croatian town of Trigor to double as both 17th century Venice and 19th…

Vampires on Location

The Vampires of Venice is attracting a certain amount of press attention this week, mainly due to the Hammer-esque vampire girls seen in trailers but also due to this Doctor Who episode being filmed abroad, in the Croation coastal town of Trogir. There’s a very good reason for using Trogir as a double for Venice:…

Vampires of Venice Preview

Time for an exclusive preview of The Vampires of Venice, the next episode in the adventures of the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond… Warning – Mild Spoilers May Be Contained Below. “Stop talking. Brain thinking. Hush” After last week’s much debated and, to some short minded people, controversial ending we find the Doctor and Amy…

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