‘Planet of the Dead’ in Dubai

February 14, 2009

The BBC announced yesterday that ‘Planet of the Dead’, the first of the specials, to be aired at Easter, has started filming on the Arabian Gulf.

Also announced is that Lee Evans’ character is called Malcolm.

Producer Tracie Simpson said: “The locations in Dubai are a perfect match for writer Russell T Davies’s vision of the episode and we expect to film some incredible scenes while we are here.”

The full press release is located here. Pictures from the Dubai filming are here.

You can find out more about the episode by visiting the Next Episode section of this site.

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Michelle Ryan in ‘Planet of the Dead’

January 24, 2009

The BBC has confirmed that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will guest star in the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter Special which began filming this week in Wales.

“Michelle is one of the most sought after young actors in the country and we are delighted to announce that she will be joining the team,” said Executive Producer and writer Russell T Davies. “As always the script is being kept strictly under wraps – however we can reveal that Lady Christina is a woman with a mysterious past who’s going to have a huge impact on the Doctor!”

Planet of the Dead, written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, is currently in production and will be screened on BBC One in Spring 2009.

The full article is available here. Also announced is that Noma Dumezweni will return as Captain Erisa Magambo. She previously featured in Turn Left.