Category: Blink

3.10 Blink – Cardiff – Mount Stuart Square

The shot with the post box is one of my favourites.

3.10 – Blink – Newport – St Woolos Cemetery

This was a tough one. The cemetery is massive and so to find what is tantamount to one gravestone was like looking for a needle in a haystack. But fortune was on my side and I found it with surprisingly little trouble.

3.10 – Blink – Newport – Diverse Music

One of my favourite locations – the infamous shop featured in possibly the best episode of Doctor Who, Blink. The shop itself specialises in vinyl records rather than DVDs as shown in the episode. The owner of the shop was a delight to talk to. He gave me access to all areas where the episode was filmed and regaled me with stories of what happened during filming. They proudly have a signed photo of the cast displayed.

3.10 – Blink – Newport – The Secret Garden

The cafe where Sally Sparrow reads the letter from her friend. It has changed hands twice since the episode was filmed but once again, the people in Newport were more than happy to let me take my pictures. And I can highly recommend the latte.

As this is just opposite the DVD shop from the episode, all the cast and crew used this coffee shop during the filming.

3.10 – Blink – Newport – Chartist Tower

I didn’t realise at first, but this is very close to the back of Marks and Spencers on Skinner Street as seen in Rose. Whilst the car park here is private, the shots were taken on the road leading up to it so is available to the public.

3.10 – Blink – Newport – Charles Street

My first stop in Newport. What I didn’t realise from the episode is that the street is actually quite a steep hill! It was good to see the purple triangle still in the window of the shop.