How I am Very Tenuously Linked to Dr Who

A picture of the TARDIS as taken at BBC Wales ...
A picture of the TARDIS as taken at BBC Wales reception by me (Andrew Wong) in 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whilst wandering about the Internet I found a website which lists all the various locations used in the filming of Dr Who (in case you didn’t realise, this is going to be a geeky post – feel free to bail out now if you want to). Anyway, a lot of the filming takes place in Wales on account of the programme being produced by BBC Wales, and, this being the land of half my forefathers, I was interested to find places I might know.

And I did. One of them I knew very well. St Mary’s Church, Marshfield. You see, my Grandfather was a Vicar and St Mary’s was the last place he worked before he retired. In fact he and my Grandmother¬†are buried in the churchyard there, not far from the lychgate.

The site was used for the filming of Donna’s wedding in The End of Time. I’m not sure why I didn’t recognise it whilst watching the episode originally but then again that episode is an emotional ringer so I was probably too involved in the story to admire the scenery.

Still now I know, it’s cool to think that one of my favourite shows filmed somewhere I know so well from my childhood. And ups by geek kudos a bit too.

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