Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Victoria Park

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51°29'06"-03°13'06" show decimal

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Victoria Park
Canton, Cardiff

Victoria Park was created in 1897/98 by Cardiff City Council to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and retains many of its original features like the model boating and paddling pool, though the bandstand is a replacement erected in 1998 to mark the park's centenary.

2 Dec 2008: The playground seen in The Forest of the Dead and The Mark of the Berserker is currently being redeveloped.

How to get here:

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Bus: Cardiff Bus Map - Routes 60/62, 17/18, 12, 96 go to Victoria Park. +

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Road: A48 - Follow the A48 in Cardiff to the junction with Cowbridge Road East (A4161). Turning into the road, follow it until it bears left, off the main A4161 (Landsdowne Road). The park is on the left. +

Parking Details

streets alongside the park

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot Bandstanddot

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd December 2008 by Scott Frankton

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The Forest of the Dead
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jan 2008
Donna talks to Evangelista.

 

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Photograph taken: 2nd December 2008 by Scott Frankton

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The Forest of the Dead
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jan 2008
Donna talks to Evangelista.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisabledot Swingsdot

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd December 2008 by Scott Frankton

"This photo shows workers in the process of dismantling the old playground."

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Mark of the Berserker
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2008
Clyde and Paul chat.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 2nd December 2008 by Scott Frankton

"Access to the swings is currently blocked due to playground redevelopment."

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Mark of the Berserker
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2008
Clyde and Paul chat.

The Forest of the Dead
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jan 2008
Donna talks to the veiled lady.

 

Shots of the old playground before demolition

The Forest of the DeadScreen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jan 2008

The Forest of the DeadScreen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jan 2008

The Forest of the DeadScreen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jan 2008

Mark of the BerserkerScreen Shot
Filmed: 2008

Mark of the BerserkerScreen Shot
Filmed: 2008

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Victoria Park Road East (The Runaway Bride): 0.14 miles.

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Ely Paper Mill (demolished) (Rose, New Earth, The Age of Steel, Gridlock, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, 42, Last of the Time Lords): 0.23 miles.

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Sanatorium Road (Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel): 0.30 miles.

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Palace Road (Silence in the Library, The Forest of the Dead): 0.37 miles.

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Insole Court (The Snowmen, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.56 miles.

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Cathedral School (Children of Earth: Day Two, Children of Earth: Day Five): 0.56 miles.

Filming Reports:

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5 Mar 2010: Photo Album - Filming for The Lodger

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16,21 Jan 2008: Scott Frankton - Filming for The Forest of the Dead

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6 Jun 2008: Paul Mount reported: Small filming unit at the swings near the pool in Victoria Park this morning for The Mark of the Berserker. Clyde's Dad sitting on a swing, Clyde talking animatedly to him and then they both run off. No Lis.

Production Notes:

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24 Nov 2005: It was planned for a scene in The Age of Steel where the group come across a deactivated Cyberman who has regained her memories on the way to the factory, but bad weather meant the scene was abandonned (and was eventually filmed as part of the Doctor and Mrs Moor's infiltration of the Factory later in the episode).

Related Stories

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The Forest of the Dead [16,21 Jan 2008]: Donna meets the veiled lady in a park.

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The Mark of the Berserker [6 Jun 2008]: Paul and Clyde at the park

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The Lodger [5 Mar 2010]: The Doctor is stranded on Earth/plays football

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The Age of Steel [unused, (deferred 24 Nov 2005)]: abandoned scene of group finding deactivated Cyberman on way to factory

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