Unfortunately, Tellyspotting arrived in London about a week late on Friday. But, then again, given who would have been there to meet me, maybe it’s a good thing. Seems as though an army of Daleks could be seen crossing Westminster Bridge during the filming of the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special, ‘An Adventure of Time and Space’. BBC crews were on hand for the recreation of scenes from the second episode of series two of Doctor Who, entitled ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’, filmed in 1964 where the Daleks stormed through London.
The filming was the first time that a production team had attempted to faithfully replicate the 1964 shoot using Daleks that were unique to that single adventure. Leave it to Mark Gatiss, who co-wrote the brilliant Sherlock with Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, to tackle such a project. Gatiss headed to Westminster Bridge early last Sunday morning to film the sequence which will be seen on BBC 2 as part of the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration. Here, he reports from the bridge giving fans an incredible behind-the-scenes look at what promises to be true greatness.
Mark Gatiss reports on Daleks invading London!
Showing youthful exuberance, Gatiss ‘calmly’ said: “…I’ve wanted to tell this story this for more years than I can remember. To make it happen for Doctor Who’s 50th birthday is quite simply a dream come true.”
Off to the safe confines of the Liverpool Convention Centre for the first day of screening at the BBC Showcase 2013. Fortunately, I don’t think the Daleks are credentialed until at least Tuesday nights Doctor Who dinner. Will let you know….