Doctor Who: Series 5 finale filming at Stonehenge
Yes! The internet is buzzing this morning with rumours that the fifth series of Doctor Who will end on an epic note - filming of the finale is taking place at Pagan Central, Stonehenge, the Neolithic monument that stands in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside.
Rumour has it that not only were 11th Doctor Matt Smith and his companion Amy Pond (played by Karen Gillan) in attendance, ER actress Alex Kingston has been spotted on set. This implies that the enigmatic Professor River Song is involved in this episode. River Song, for those of you who don't know, first appeared in the two part Silence In The Library/Forest Of The Dead as a human who claimed to be The Doctor's companion from some point in the future. Better still, she reveals his true name to him, which further adds to her mystery - she knows something we don't know!
Anyway, via Gallifrey News Base, there's a great eyewitness account of the filming from that night. Here's an extract:
This is going to be such an iconic and epic scene in the finale. I can't wait to see it! We arrived there about 8.30, and there was nothing to see, lights had been placed around the stones, but hadn't been switched on. Over the next hour or so dozens of cars arrived... Things kicked off around 11pm with Matt, Karen (in that dressing gown again) and River Song all rehearsing a scene in the middle of the stones.
There's a further gallery of photos on the BBC Wiltshire website - including some shots of the camera setup, etc.
I don't know who had the idea to use Stonehenge as a location for a Doctor Who episode, but bravo! It seems so obvious, you wonder why no-one thought of it before! (Okay, this is the point where some Classic Who fan comes on and corrects me)
I'm roughly 10 times more excited about Series 5 of Doctor Who than I was yesterday! Can't wait until this series airs!