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It seems that one of the episodes in the upcoming series will be set in Victorian times.

According to South Wales Argus, the Who crew have been filming in A Victorian terraced street, aptly named Victoria Place, with actors in period costumes.

According to locals , no sign of Mr Capaldi or Ms Colman

PART of Newport was turned into a film set this evening when BBC cameras were set up in Stow Hill.

A group of people in Victorian style dress were walking up and down Victoria Place preparing for filming for the next series of BBC One’s Doctor Who at about 5.15pm.

This is not the first time the Cardiff based production has used Newport for its outside locations. Previous Doctors have been filmed in St Woolos Cathedral, Duffryn High School (knowing its reputation, I am wondering if the pupils were the threat?),  Tredegar House, a very stately home on the edge of the town, and a local record shop.

Episodes and references can be found here, again from The Argus.

Originally posted to peterfallow on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 05:32 AM PST.

Also republished by Whovians on DKos.

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  •  It has been more or less confirmed that (14+ / 0-)

    The Paternoster Gang will be returning. So there you go.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 06:01:15 AM PST

  •  I hope it includes Vastra (11+ / 0-)

    Her, her wife and Strax are a lot of fun. I almost think they could handle their own show. They'd need very good writers to pull it off.

    Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.-Terry Pratchett

    by Shippo1776 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 06:05:31 AM PST

    •  Moffat has acknowledged fan desire (5+ / 0-)

      for such a series, and says he can't manage it.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 10:31:13 AM PST

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      •  Clearly a possibility though (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        atana, Shippo1776, The Marti

        "Man (or in this case women and a man) in a rubber mask" aliens storylines are a lot cheaper to produce than Dr Who with its extensive use of CGI. If you remember Torchwood filled in some of the long hiatus in Dr Who as the BBC geared up for HD production because it also had limited special effects.

        The BBC has previously made such a Dr Who spinoff in the form of the Sarah Jane Adventures for children's TV as was the much earlier "K-9 and Company".  Starting in 2007 the last show was first broadcast in 2011 shortly before the death of Elisabeth Sladen who played Sarah Jane in both Dr Who and other spin-offs.

        A logical measure would be to use one of the lead characters from SJA in a linkup with Vastra although the lead actors may be difficult to recruit.

        Sarah Jane's ward, Luke Smith (Tommy Knight) was last seen "at Oxford University".  Knight (at 21) is playing a 16/17 year old schoolboy in the BBC's "Waterloo Road".

        Another "companion's companion" was Clyde Langer played by Daniel Anthony. Anthony plays a gay nurse in the BBC's "Casualty" set in a hospital emergency department  - having previously had three other minor roles as different patients in the same show from 2001. Tommy Knight has so far only clocked up 2 minor roles in that series!

        Anjli Mohindra who played Rani Chandra is now in yet another BBC show "Some Girls" (One role in "Casualty" but another in the companion hospital series "Holby City)

        Yasmin Paige (Maria Jackson in SJA series 1and 2) is in BBC Three's "Pramface". Unusually for a British actor, no bit part in Casualty but one in a daytime soap "Doctors"

        15 year old Sinead Michael played Sky Smith in the last series (2 roles in Doctors) and is not in an ongoing series.

        In case you are wondering why I mentioned them, the ongoing medical series of Casualty, Holby City and Doctors go through a lot of actors playing patients (the old ITV police series The Bill was also similarly greedy for "villains").  Getting a minor role in one or another is a bit of a rite of passage for actors here.

        We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

        by Lib Dem FoP on Thu Jan 30, 2014 at 11:23:26 AM PST

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      •  They need more writers than Moffat (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Shippo1776, The Marti

        There used to be a lot of writers who did Dr. Who episodes. Britain can't have run out of clever writers!

    •  I am SERIOUSLY looking........ (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Shippo1776

      forward to any interaction between Strax and the new Doctor. I thought the scenes between Matt Smith and Strax were good, but imagine a slightly 'Malcolm Tucker - style' exchange or two! Capaldi has that edge that Matt Smith didn't have....

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 01:54:38 PM PST

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  •   A steam punk (5+ / 0-)

    trend continued from the last series. The Victorian era craze seems apt in these days of global empire. I think the Victorian era Dr. Who's are the scariest. The visuals are dark and kind of creepy.  They reflect our modern society's values and nastiness. Diana Riggs was deliciously evil in the last seasons episode where she was the villain. I have no TV so have to wait tell they come out in DVDs.  I love both Dr. Who and the current Sherlock Holmes series. I guess they have only made three episodes of Sherlock Holmes for the new season.      

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