The TARDIS lands in Trafalgar Square for Doctor Who 50th filming

After spending the day on Monday filming at the Tower of London, cast and crew of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, including the TARDIS, moved to another historic London landmark on Tuesday, Trafalgar Square. Even though storylines are being kept close to the vest, large crowds gathered to watch the stars of the longest running science fiction in history in action as they filmed alongside a group of actors dressed as armed police officers and a crane which lowered the Doctor’s trusty police box to the ground. Sontaran commander Strax explains…

Already dangerously close to being intrigued beyond belief, those in attendance watched as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, was hoisted into the air by a crane alongside Nelson’s Column with companion Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) standing in the doorway of the TARDIS as her traveling companion clings on beneath her.

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In addition to Tenth Doctor David Tennant and his companion Billie Piper, Joanna Page (Stacey, Gavin and Stacey) and Jemma Redgrave (Frankie) have been added to the growing cast list for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. According to, seen amongst the characters on the ground were Ingrid Oliver, of Watson and Oliver fame wearing the fourth Doctor’s scarf. Oliver’s character can also be seen scanning the eleventh Doctor with something. Kate Stewart of UNIT (the daughter of The Brigadier in ‘The Power of Three’) is present also, with some of her UNIT back-up, and in one sequence she appeared to be handing The Doctor a sealed letter from Queen Elizabeth the First (Joanna Page).

T-minus 227 days. Are you ready for some Doctor Who greatness?

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