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BBC Studios (Roath Lock)

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BBC Studios (Roath Lock)
Cardiff Bay

Roath Lock is a new purpose-built set of studios to accomodate the filming requirements of BBC Wales output, specifically successful shows such as Casualty, Pobol y Cwm, and of course Doctor Who.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Port Teigr (Love & Monsters, End of Days, Adam, Exit Wounds, The Sontaran Stratagem, Cold War): 0.19 miles.

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Britannia Quay (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.21 miles.

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Waterguard Pub (The Runaway Bride, Adam): 0.22 miles.

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Harbour Drive (Cyberwoman, They Keep Killing Suzie, To The Last Man): 0.23 miles.

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Atradius (The Runaway Bride): 0.23 miles.

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Doctor Who Experience (Voyage of the Damned, The Day of The Doctor): 0.25 miles.

Filming Reports:

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19 Apr 2013: Filming was at the BBC Studios (Roath Lock) studios, Billie Piper double Louise Eastell: At the bbc being Billie pipers double...on set with her, David Tennant and co. omg. Can't quite believe it!«

In the News:

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25 Mar 2012: Guardian - "Roath Lock studios, Cardiff - review"

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24 Mar 2012: Penarth Times - "Doctor Who, Casualty, Pobol y Cwm: A peak inside the new Roath Lock Studios"

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8 Apr 2011: BBC News - "BBC Wales Roath Lock drama village bridge takes shape"

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20 Jan 2011: BBC News - "BBC Wales drama village name unveiled as Roath Lock"

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20 Jan 2011: BBC News - "BBC Wales Drama village's first phase completed"

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8 Oct 2010: Guardian - "BBC Cardiff drama village takes shape"

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24 Jun 2010: BBC News - "Work starts on BBC Wales drama village in Cardiff Bay"

Related Studio Stories

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Pond Life Studio 4 [7-8 Jun 2012] (Studio 4): Mata Hari's room / TARDIS phone Dubbing Suite FF67 [8 Jun 2012] (Dubbing Suite FF67): Dizzee Rascal recording studio Studio 2 [8 Jun 2012] (Studio 2): Warlord tent Studio 3 [25 Jul 2012] (Studio 3): Sontaran trap

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Asylum of the Daleks Studio 2 [3-4 Apr 2012] (Studio 2): IC Unit / Door / Padded Cell Studio 3 [25-26 Apr 2012] (Studio 3): Parliament of the Daleks Studio 2 [27 Apr 2012] (Studio 2): pickups

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The Power Of Three [28 Jun 2012]: Shakri Ship (pickups)

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The Angels Take Manhattan Studio 2 [21,23,24,27 Apr 2012] (Studio 2): Winter Quay apartments / Typing / Grayle's house (pickup) Outside [24 Apr 2012] (Outside): Winter Quay rooftop Studio 4 [21,25 Apr 2012] (Studio 4): Car scenes

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The Snowmen Studio 4 [10 Aug 2012] (Studio 4): Little boy's house Studio 4 [28-31 Aug, 22 Sep, 18 Oct 2012] (Studio 4): alleys/outside GI Institute Studio 2 [31 Aug, 3 Sep 2012] (Studio 2): cloud Studio 3 [3, 25 Sep 2012] (Studio 3): cloud/cab Studio 4 [31 Aug, 3,17,20 Sep, 9 Nov 2012] (Studio 4): TARDIS Studio 1 [20 Sep 2012] (Studio 1): snowy rooftop Studio 1 [23 Nov 2012] (Studio 1): Victorian London

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