Doctor Who Filming - Chepstow Castle - 17/04/2013, a set on Flickr.It's been a while since I've seen Doctor Who filming on location - even the crew noticed our absence. However, yesterday Gareth, Aimee and I discovered they were filming in Chepstow Castle, and it was definitely worth driving there to see what's going on.
We arrived at around 5:30pm and - as the castle closed at 5pm - we couldn't see anything being filmed. No spoilers in this post, I'm afraid, but we spoke to some lucky fans who managed to see what was happening inside the castle. They showed me a photo - which has been published in several media outlets since - of David Tennant, Matt Smith, Zygons, and the TARDIS!
After a short wait, we noticed the crew slowly packing away the equipment. We knew the cast would leave the location soon, as filming had wrapped. Luckily, there was only one entrance/exit into Chepstow Castle, so when the actors left the set, they headed straight towards us.
Joanna Page and Jenna-Louise Coleman were the first to appear. They both stopped to sign a couple of autographs from a few fans, but left shortly afterwards. Joanna Page was wearing a beautiful Elizabethan gown, which can be seen in the pictures posted above.
Then Matt Smith appeared! And, wait, is that...? Yes, David Tennant is just behind him! And John Hurt, too!
Unfortunately in the excitement, John Hurt managed to walk right past us, as most of the fans were focused on David Tennant. Fans were very eager to get photos and autographs from the two most recent doctors, and although they couldn't stop to pose for photos, we managed to take a few good ones whilst they were signing autographs. They were both incredibly friendly, and spent a long while to speak to all the fans waiting for them.
As you can see, I have posted all my photographs from today's events on my brand new Flickr account. I've also been asked if several media publications can use them in their articles, so you might see them appear around the internet.
Shortly after the cast left, so did we. We assumed they would be back there again today, but alas, we couldn't find them. The small base that was seemingly left behind had vanished during the night. There was just a small number of people packing up from the day before.
However, luckily for us, the old TARDIS prop was still in the castle! We managed to get quite a few good photos, as there wasn't anyone around, so it wasn't much of a wasted journey.
|The TARDIS at Chepstow Castle|
|The TARDIS door sign|
It just goes to show how lucky you can be one day, and how unlucky you can be the next. Fingers crossed we find them again soon!