Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Doctor Who Series 8 Filming

12 episodes, broadcast: 2014
Filming locations for Series Eight


Locations filmed for the story:
(list currently incomplete)
The Maltings Ltd
Cardiff
Filmed: 7 Jan 2014 Album Album

Block #1 (set-up on 6th)
Merthyr Mawr House
Merthyr Mawr
Filmed: 8-10,13-14 Jan 2014 Album

Block #1 (set-up on the 7th). Production Base remained in place over weekend, no definite confirmation of filming every day as yet.
Mount Stuart Square
Cardiff Bay
Filmed: 13 Jan 2014 Album

Block #1 (evening shoot 5pm-Midnight)
Park Lane
Cardiff
Filmed: 22 Jan 2014 Album

Block #1 (looks to just have been for set-up)
Park Hotel (Thistle)
Cardiff
Filmed: 22-24 Jan 2014 Album

Block #1 (maybe set up on 21st)
Holton Primary School
Barry, Wales
Filmed: 25 Jan, 1,26-28 Feb 2014

Filming expected at weekends and at school half-term in February
Queen Street
Cardiff
Filmed: 28 Jan 2014 Album

Block #1
Uskmouth Power Station
Newport
Filmed: 29 Jan 2014

Block #1
Victoria Place
Newport
Filmed: 29 Jan 2014 Album

Block #1
G24 Power Ltd
(formerly South Lake Drive)
Newport
Filmed: 29-30 Jan 2014

Block #1
MOD St Athan
(formerly RAF St Athan)
Vale of Glamorgan
Filmed: 5-7 Feb 2014

Block #1
Bute Street (north)
Cardiff
Filmed: 12 Feb 2014 Album

Block #1
Insole Court
Llandaff, Cardiff
Filmed: 13 Feb 2014 Album

Block #1
The Rest
Porthcawl
Filmed: 17 Feb 2014 Album

Block #2
Mimosa
Cardiff
Filmed: 24-25 Feb 2014 Album

Block #2
George Street
Bridgend
Filmed: 5-12 Mar 2014

Block #2 (possibly not all days)
Roald Dahl Plass
Cardiff
Filmed: 13 Mar 2014 Album

Block #2 (possibly not all days)
Cardiff University - School of Medicine
Cardiff University
Filmed: 18 Mar 2014 Album

Block #2
Bute Park
Cardiff
Filmed: 18 Mar 2014 Album

Block #2
Lydstep Flats
Cardiff
Filmed: Mar 2014

Block #2 (not 100% confirmed when filmed - reported as used as establishing shots, unknown date)
Optometry and Visual Sciences
Cardiff University
Filmed: 20 Mar 2014 Album

Block #2 (not 100% confirmed as DW)
Bute Street (north)
Cardiff
Filmed: 24 Mar 2014

Block #3 (episode 3)
Gladstone Primary School
Cardiff
Filmed: 2-3 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3 (episode 3)
The Maltings Ltd
Cardiff
Filmed: 4 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3
Former St Illtyd's College
Splott, Cardiff
Filmed: 4 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3
Holton Primary School
Barry, Wales
Filmed: 5 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3 (episode 6)
Cosmeston Medieval Village
Cosmeston, Wales
Filmed: 7-8 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3
Tonyrefail School
Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
Filmed: 8-11 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3
Forest Fawr Country Park
Cardiff
Filmed: 14-15 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3
Caerphilly Castle
Caerphilly
Filmed: 16-18 Apr 2014 Album

Block #3
Pont Melin-fach
Brecon Beacons
Filmed: 2-3 May 2014 Album

Block #3
Maesgwyn Windfarm (Ystrad)
Glynneath, Wales
Filmed: 2 May 2014

Block #3. Windfarm possibly the base
El Volcan del Cuervo
Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
Filmed: 12-13 May 2014 Album

Block #4.
Cardiff Bay Business Centre (Unit 5)
Cardiff
Filmed: 20 May 2014 Album

Block #4
Former St Illtyd's College
Splott, Cardiff
Filmed: 20 May 2014 Album

Block #4 (or pickup)
Aberavon Beach
Port Talbot
Filmed: 21 May 2014 Album

Block #4
Aberthaw Beach
Aberthaw
Filmed: 26 May 2014 Album

Block #4
Britannia Quay
Cardiff
Filmed: 28 May 2014

Block #4
Channel View Flats
Cardiff
Filmed: 29 May 2014 Album

Block #5
Barry Shooting Range
Barry Island, Cardiff
Filmed: 30 May, 1 Jun 2014 Album

Block #5
Winchcombe (GWR)
Gloucestershire
Filmed: 3 Jun 2014

Block #5
Maelfa Shopping Centre
Llanedeyrn, Cardiff
Filmed: 4-5 Jun 2014 Album

Block #5
Barry Island Heritage Railway
Barry Island
Filmed: 13 Jun 2014 Album

Block #5
Enfys Television Studios
Portmanmoor Road, Cardiff
Filmed: 16 Jun 2014 Album

Block #6
Trade Street Cafe
Cardiff
Filmed: 19 Jun 2014 Album

Block #6
National Museum of Wales
Cardiff
Filmed: 23 Jun 2014 Album

Block #6
Bauhaus
Cardiff
Filmed: 30 Jun 2014

Block #6 (possibly just production base)
The Friary
Cardiff
Filmed: 30 Jun 2014 Album

Block #6
Box Cemetery
Newport
Filmed: 1-4 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
MOD St Athan
(formerly RAF St Athan)
Vale of Glamorgan
Filmed: 4 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
Former St Illtyd's College
Splott, Cardiff
Filmed: 4 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
Dyffryn Gardens
St. Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan
Filmed: Jul 2014

Block #6
Queen Street
Cardiff
Filmed: 17 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
City Hall Road
Cardiff
Filmed: 17 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
Alexandra Gardens
Cardiff
Filmed: 17 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
Mamhilad Park Industrial Estate
Pontypool, Wales
Filmed: 18,21 Jul 2014

Block #6
Brompton Cemetery
London
Filmed: 18 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
Peter's Hill
London, EC4
Filmed: 19 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
St. Paul's Cathedral
London
Filmed: 19 Jul 2014 Album

Block #6
MOD Caerwent
Monmouthshire
Filmed: 23-25,27-30 Jul 2014

Block #7
Forest Fawr Country Park
Cardiff
Filmed: 1 Aug 2014

Block #7
National Museum of Wales
Cardiff
Filmed: 4 Aug 2014 Album

Block #7
Former St Illtyd's College
Splott, Cardiff
Filmed: 5 Aug 2014 Album

Block #7
In Studio:
»BBC Studios (Roath Lock), Cardiff Bay (2013/2014)

Production Notes

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11 Apr 2014: Report of filming at St Fagans, but not confirmed. Filming Is at St Fagans tomorrow and starts at 12pm. My brother works there and he confirmed the vans where pulling in when he was going home. He said there where vans with P.K.E lighing ltd on them as well. «

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12 Jan 2014: Another report of filming at the back of The Diff in Cardiff, though unsure if for the 12th or other day, not confirmed as Doctor Who: Location filming back The Diff tomorrow (or might have been today - I only just noticed the sign!). Not sure where. #unhelpful #dwsr«

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12 Jan 2014: Some reports of filming at "the road to nowhere" at Yate Common, Bristol, with cars and actors looking overhead; however this is a common location for Casualty filming and hasn't been confirmed as for Doctor Who.

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12 Jan 2014: An early tweet from documentary producer MidnightOil might have been related to filming at the Tower of London, often used for UNIT: night shoot at the Tower of London http://twitter.com/MidnightOilUK/status/422404325055270912/photo/1«.

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10 Jan 2014: A letter was sent to parents of Holton Primary School informing them that filming would be taking place on the premises at weekends and over the February half-term.

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7 Jan 2014: There were reports of filming at Mount Stuart Square around Cambrian Buildings, setup on Monday, but this was confirmed to be for Casualty.

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7 Jan 2014: BBC Media Centre - The BBC released the first official photo of Peter Capaldi, and also confirmed that the director of Block #1 is Ben Wheatley, containing episode one by Steven Moffat and episode two by Phil Ford.

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5 Jan 2014: Directors Ben Wheatley and Doug Mackinnon make their way to the Cardiff Studios: Vorp vorp vorp http://twitter.com/mr_wheatley/status/419416198179074048/photo/1«; Off to Cardiff. Time to begin the year!«

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16 Dec 2013: Series Eight goes into production, with the readthrough taking place. Filming to kick off from the 6th January. See also Onward back to wales big meeting tomorrow to prep the new #drwho xx«.

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27 Nov 2013: Preparation on Series 8 progresses. ***DR WHO SPOILER ALERT*** Series 8, day 1, 1st set taking shape... http://twitter.com/20timescounting/status/405756261872185344/photo/1«.

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