PHOTOS: David Tennant & Billie Piper Filming Doctor Who - The Idiot's Lantern #ThrowbackThursday

Today’s Throwback Thursday looks back at the filming of the 2006 episode of Doctor Who, The Idiot’s Lantern. The episode saw the Doctor and Rose travel back to the 1950s where they discover an electrical entity taking advantage of the increase in domestic TV sets ahead of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Doctor Who – The Idiot’s Lantern
It's 1953, the Coronation year of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and the people of Great Britain gather to witness the great event. But behind the celebrations there are rumours of monsters on the streets.

With David Tennant as the Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler. The episode also starred Maureen Lipman as the Wire, Ron Cook as Mr. Magpie, Jamie Foreman as Eddie Connolly and Margaret John as Grandma. The Idiot’s Lantern was written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Euros Lyn. Filming took place in Cardiff and at Alexander Palace in London.

The episode was first broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 27th May 2006.


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