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11/10/2004 07:22:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon


November 10, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Outpost Gallifrey has a further batch of photos taken by Ian Golden including a brief set report (you can read it by clicking on the spoiler tag, but it has very little in the way of spoilers.)

Meanwhile, the Sun covered the filming yesterday with an article along with accompanying photo noting that Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston were holding hands (although it's quite likely that it was part of the filming session.) TheWestern Mail also picked up the story and the Metro today ran a photo of the two as well.
The day's filming started at 9.30am at the British Gas office in Churchill Way. They were there to shoot just one minute of film, two TARDIS landing shots from different episodes. Billie and Chris were the only two actors present.

Rehearsals were done with stand-ins before the two stars entered the fray to do the filming for real.

It was then that the crew noticed that plenty of photos were being taken and surprisingly we were asked to stop.

For the second bit of the filming, the TARDIS was moved. I missed that bit of action, but as the TARDIS was right by a fire escape, I managed to sneak out and have my photo taken by the old girl. Note that only three sides of the TARDIS were built for this scene.

On my lunch break, I went down to Queen Street and viewed the filming down there. It was then that I the opportunity to speak to the two stars themselves (despite Euros Lyn wagging a finger at me when I walked up at them). They were happy to speak and were both very friendly, Chris especially, asking about me, was interested that I know RTD's former landlord and was interested to talk about the local Doctor Who group, Timeless. He also very much enjoys Cardiff, filming here and describes RTD as "an absolute genius". Both were happy to pose for a photo as well as sign autographs.

I also spoke to a crew member who said that they will be finishing in March and broadcast will be start around Easter 2005.

-Ian Golden
Another small batch of photos from Cardiff. The first one is actually from several weeks ago during the filming at Cardiff's Temple of Peace with an unidentified alien; the others are from yesterday, including Christopher Eccleston having a laugh with the production team and the chairs he and Billie Piper are using. (Thanks to Mark Davies)