Just thought I’d share a little something with you. It’s by no means costume related, and only just Fifth Doctor related, but this doesn’t happen often, so worth a mention.
The town where I live, Borehamwood, has a near century long history of film production. For many years it had the largest number of functioning film studios in close proximity, rivalling Hollywood.
I don’t say that lightly. If you look down the list of films made here you will see some BIG names: in the 1920s Alfred Hitchcock had his first directing credits at the AIP studios; the 1950s saw a raft of swashbuckling epics from Ivanhoe
to Robin Hood
plus Moby Dick
; the 1960s found Stanley Kubrick filming 2001: A Space Odyssey
and later A Clockwork Orange
and The Shining.
The 1970s brought the new Hollywood directors to make Star Wars
, The Empire Strikes Back
, Return Of The Jedi
, Raiders Of The Lost Ark
and Who Framed Roger Rabbit
; the 1980s saw The Dark Crystal
In 1988 a Doctor Who
story was shot here, when the circus tent for The Greatest Show In The Galaxy
was erected in the BBC (formerly ATV) Studios car park.