Category: Newport

5.01 The Eleventh Hour – A48 Newport

4.17 The End of Time – Marshfield – St Mary’s Church

My final stop on my day in the Newport area, and what a beautiful place this is. I passed several people in the village and every one said hello to me. I really felt at home.

Specials – The Waters of Mars – Newport – Victoria Place

This location is literally just up the road from several of the locations used in Blink

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.

2.06 – The Age of Steel – Newport – Train Station

A quick shot from the end of the episode

2.05 – Rise of the Cybermen – Newport – Riverfront

Again, many thanks to the staff at The Riverfront who allowed me access to the higher floors to get some of these shots.