Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Doctor Who visits Stonehenge

One of the UK's most prestigious historical landmarks played host to the Doctor Who production team last night, with cast and crew filming at Stonehenge in Wiltshire. A report on the proceedings follows below.

Well it certainly was a mad thing to go to Stonehenge and see the filming, but I can't tell you how amazing it was seeing the Neolithic stones list up in the mist laden night sky. This is going to be such an iconic and epic scene in the finale. I can't wait to see it! We arrived there about 8.30, and there was nothing to see, lights had been placed around the stones, but hadn't been switched on. Over the next hour or so dozens of cars arrived, a coach full of extras and [special effects technician] Danny Hargreaves amongst others. Things kicked off around 11pm with Matt, Karen (in that dressing gown again) and River Song all rehearsing a scene in the middle of the stones. Braziers, propane bottles and a smoke machine were also being used. Unfortunately after about 10 minutes the heavans opened. I do wonder why they waited so long to film when it was pitch black by 6pm and not a drop of rain in sight. I do hope they managed to brave the elements, cos the cold was more than enough for us to contend with just watching!
Information and photos courtesy of Scott Frankton.

There are further photographs (i.e. spoilers) from BBC Wiltshire.