Yesterday I made the journey from London to Cardiff for a very special event screening two recently rediscovered 60’s Doctor Who episodes and since I’d never been to the Capital of Wales and let’s face it Doctor Who, I thought I should probably take in some of the sights. Fortunately I had the knowledgeable Paul C Robinson to show me about.
Our first stop was the Church used in Father’s Day.
|Next up was the Torchwood Hub.|
|The Millennium Centre.|
|And The Wall, adorned with fan love for Torchwood, specifically Ianto Jones.|
|I spied a familiar news item from Boom Town.|
Next up was the “American” diner from The Impossible Astronaut.
|Then Sarah Jane’s house on “Bannerman Road.”|
|We then arrived at the site of the Crash of the Byzantium (where you note I am dry) used in The Time of Angels/Flesh And Stone.|
|Which is just across from Bad Wolf Bay (where moments later I am drenched) used in Army of Ghosts/Doomsday.|
|We passed the BBC Wales village.|
|And last stop was Amy and Rory’s hometown, “Leadworth.”|
|The next morning before I went back home to London I stopped to see House of Fraser, which was used as the Department store in Closing Time.|
It did rain most of the time I was there but I had a great time and must say a massive thank you to Paul for taking the day to show me around. After my day of sight seeing I was off to the main event: Doctor Who – The Lost Episodes at Chapter.