Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Wimbledon Common

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51°26'29"-00°13'42" show decimal

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Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon, London

How to get here:

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Road: A3 - Exit the A3 at the junction for Wimbledon (A219), and then head south towards Wimbledon. The Windmill is signposted on the right, and then follow Windmill Road up to the windmill and the car park (free). From there, walk along the trail north until you reach the fork in the path. +

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredThe Common

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Photograph taken: 21st September 2003 by Chuck Foster

"The woods around Wimbledon Common don't really have enough identifiable features to locate exactly where filming took place; this junction in the woods to the northeast of Wimbledon Windmill is similar to the one on screen!"

Invasion of the Dinosaurs (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Sep 1973
The Doctor tries to lose the UNIT patrols chasing him.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Windmill Road (The Massacre). Head south along the trail until you reach the car park.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Wilmer Close (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 2.87 miles.

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London Heliport Ltd (Children of Earth: Day Five): 2.89 miles.

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Parkfields Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 2.91 miles.

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Wilton Road (An Adventure in Space and Time): 2.96 miles.

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Revelation TV: 3.11 miles.

Filming Reports:

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4 Feb 2013: Album - Filming for {s{anadventureinspaceandtime

Production Notes:

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Jackie Lane (Dodo): "The common was virtually deserted and it is, of course, quite large, so it was really all over before word got around. The only problem I had was having to jump across a ditch which was, unfortunately, too wide, so I fell into it. I suppose this made it more realistic, although I did end up with very grubby stockings!" (src :On Location, © Richard Bignell)

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The police box prop used in the story was a poor version from stock as the normal prop was in use in studio; it had a missing side which was replaced with a wooden painted sheet! (src :On Location, © Richard Bignell)

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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British Pathe - An exceprt from a film about the common rangers, including the use of a genuine police box that was on the common in 1959!

Related Stories

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Invasion of the Dinosaurs [26 Sep 1973]: The Doctor evades UNIT troops chasing him through a park

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An Adventure in Space and Time

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