Christopher Eccleston - Dr Who Nine - and Devious filming...

 

Congratulations tothe team planning the new series of Doctor Who in their choice of acclaimed Shakespearean actor Christopher Eccleston to play the ninth incarnation of the Doctor. The "edge" has now been returned to the series.

Meanwhile down here in our own little world we've been very busy. And what's more we've also been doing some work on Devious. David has compiled the DVD at last, which includes scenes not yet filmed. This remarkable feat was in fact achieved by filming a script readthrough. This would have made the pacing of the story easier to plan for episodes 5 and 6, only, er, we've largely re-written the ending ! It was felt that as our Doctor Tony Garner is only the Doctor for one occasion (albeit inhabiting the role for longer than anyone) he isn't seen to do enough in the final episodes. He tended to react rather than affact events enough. Some judicious reworking of the script has corrected this and led to an amazing cliff-hanger for the end of part five, of which we will say no more at this time!

Of more interest perhaps is the fact that we are intending to film in May. There are five or six weekends of filming to be done in our big set, with eight daleks and two actors. If you know us then contact us if you can help on one of the days we're filming (near Brighton) - more details nearer the tim e (i.e. the week before!)

Stephen with set under construction

Here's Stephen walking around the space that will be occupied with the new set. The dalek is next to an unfinished quarter segment of the middle part of the set, which was brought in and erected to check on measurements before its completion and lighting. The black material behind may now not be used, we have plans to mask the entire ceiling in black instead, and have fully silver walls (the room is 12 yards by 12 yards so that's a lot of silver!)

archive 2004

20 Dec 2004

Well before we go on we'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas - that's to everyone who's...

23 Nov 2004

Well, we thought we ought to have something on the site on the anniversary date! Our planned...

3 Nov 2004

NEW SERIES DALEKS SPOILERS - the following text was originally hidden for viewers unless they...

30 Sep 2004

Friend of Devious Gary Merchant has sent us this fine example of his work. He has been making...

30 Sep 2004

Friend of Devious Gary Merchant has sent us this fine example of his work. He has been making...

29 Sep 2004

Blimey - we're at it again! In a bold attempt to finish our filming before the end of...

18 Aug 2004

We've been working on a few test renders recently; putting a few test effects on to some of the...

17 Aug 2004

Now we really must get a new section on the site to show some images from the "Doctor Who in the...

27 Jul 2004

Our spies tell us that there have been more shameful cases of the use child labour by the...

27 Jul 2004

Our spies tell us that there have been more shameful cases of the use child labour by the...

15 Jul 2004

The 12th-14th caption we've been using is a little redundant. Today's the 15th and there...

14 Jul 2004

South Today (last night 13 July)featured the console again*, and one of the Devious daleks at...

12 Jul 2004

There's a song that starts like that. Anyway - tonight on BBC 1 South Today (the regional news...

28 Jun 2004


A few new images now from the last filming batch. What with all the office and...

22 Jun 2004

You can now send some rather nifty looking e-cards featuring the TARDIS, a dalek and a Doctor...

17 Jun 2004

You may well recognise the Dalek and TARDIS on the BBC South website on their Doctor Who feature...

4 Jun 2004

Hi there - thanks to Tim from the team we now have a full list of the people we wish to thank...

31 May 2004

So why do we always seem to film in May? Well, it's June now as I type this (Ashley). It's about...

30 May 2004

Original headline this! Well, all I can say is we made it through day two of our big set three-...

29 May 2004

Well, we won't really know until we see some footage back or some rough edits, but so far as I...

11 May 2004

Well, we did it! Over 5 hours to get the set together and then a weekend with 9 daleks. Hard...

22 Apr 2004

Well, we've set some dates for our filming in the control room set! The set is nearing...

22 Mar 2004

 

Congratulations tothe team planning the new series of Doctor Who in their...

9 Feb 2004

Anyone expecting to see the remote-control dalek at this years Brighton Modelworld will have a...

15 Jan 2004

Congratulations to the Restoration Team who've just had an old believed-missing episode returned...

12 Jan 2004

Well, the secret is well and truly out now! Thanks to clever planning by Big Finish something of...