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Doctor Who at Stonehenge


"On Tuesday night, February 2, Wiltshire's ancient stone monument was taken over by a film crew..."

More here - http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshire/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8496000/8496057.stm
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
4th February 2010ce

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Oooh! I love a bit of Doctor Who, me!

Wonder if it'll reference the old Jon Pertwee one that was based at Silbury? (Doctor Who and the Daemons, I believe it was called - ah yes! Gawd bless the internet! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJTyrJs-6Vs)

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goffik Posted by goffik
4th February 2010ce
I think I prefer the place being overrun by druids! Posted by Mustard
4th February 2010ce
Haha!

Aw, it's just a birra fun... :) I was Tom Baker era myself. Didn't really watch it much after that, but LOVE the new ones! God help me... ;)

Please don't tell anyone I like Doctor Who - I'll get a wedgie from the big boys and all my dinner money stolen...

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goffik Posted by goffik
4th February 2010ce
Ocht I'll be giving my age away here... but the Doctor Who story "The Daemons" wasn't based at Silbury - it was based in the village of Devil's End. I dont know if there is a place in England actually called that... I'm not very familiar with England.
Anyway, in the story Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart instructs one of his men (from UNIT) to open fire on a demon "Jenkins... chap with wings, there. Five rounds rapid."
Brilliant!
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
5th February 2010ce
Not the first fantasy to be set at Stonehenge -

"The wind, playing upon the edifice, produced a booming tune, like the note of some gigantic one-stringed harp. No other sound came from it, and lifting his hand and advancing a step or two, Clare felt the vertical surface of the structure. It seemed to be of solid stone, without joint or moulding. Carrying his fingers onward he found that what he had come in contact with was a colossal rectangular pillar..."

Rest here - http://megalithicpoems.blogspot.com/2006/07/tess-of-durbervilles-by-thomas-hardy.html
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
5th February 2010ce
Interestingly the Polanski film of Tess of the Durbervilles wasn't filmed at Stonehenge, as Polanski feared extradition, and a replica was built in Morienval in Northern France. I wonder if anyone kept the replica as it would have been a great addition to your back garden! A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
6th February 2010ce
Think it's next Saturday (19 June). Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
13th June 2010ce
I vaguely recall a sci-fi prog(possibly 70's), which might've been called SKY where the climax was set in SH.
Just as a point of interest...there was an area in Dundee(the bottom of South Tay St. I think) called Devil's Green.
Posted by Resonox
13th June 2010ce
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