The Doctor Who Production Diary: 2005

January
4 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
5 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
6 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
7 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
9 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
10 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales and Penarth, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
11 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
12 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
13 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
14 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
17 Filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
18 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
19 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
19 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
20 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
21 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
23 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
24 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
25 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
26 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
27 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
28 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
30 Parliamentary elections take place in Iraq for the first time since 1958
31 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances

February
1 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
2 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
3 Recording for Boom Town takes place at Unit Q2 Boom Town
4 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
5 Recording for Boom Town takes place at Unit Q2 Boom Town
7 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
8 Filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage, while location filming takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
8 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
9 Filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage, while location filming takes place in Newport, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
10 Recording for Boom Town takes place at Unit Q2 Boom Town
11 Location filming for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place in Newport, Wales The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
11 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
14 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
15 Location filming for Boom Town takes place in Cardiff, Wales Boom Town
16 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Cardiff, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
17 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Cardiff, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
18 Recording for The End Of The World takes place at Unit Q2 The End Of The World
18 Recording for Boom Town takes place at Unit Q2 Boom Town
18 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
19 Location filming for The End Of The World takes place in Cardiff, Wales The End Of The World
19 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
21 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
22 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
23 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
24 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
25 Recording for The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances takes place at Unit Q2 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
25 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Newport, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
26 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Newport, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
27 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Newport, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
28 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Newport, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways

March
1 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
2 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
3 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
4 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
5 A copy of Rose is leaked onto the Internet by an employee of a company associated with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, resulting in a storm of advance publicity for the new season Rose
5 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Enfys Television Studios in Cardiff, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
7 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Enfys Television Studios in Cardiff, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
8 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
9 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
10 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Cardiff, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
11 Location filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place in Cardiff, Wales Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
12 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
14 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
22 Filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
23 Filming for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
26 Debut broadcast of Rose on BBC1; Doctor Who reverts to 45-minute episodes on Saturdays Rose
29 The BBC commissions a 2005 Doctor Who Christmas special alongside Season Twenty-Eight The Tenth Doctor
30 The BBC announces that Christopher Eccleston will leave Doctor Who after Season Twenty-Seven The Ninth Doctor

April
2 Pope John Paul II dies; he is succeeded seventeen days later by Pope Benedict XVI
2 Debut broadcast of The End Of The World on BBC1 The End Of The World
9 Debut broadcast of The Unquiet Dead on BBC1 The Unquiet Dead
16 The BBC announces that David Tennant has been cast as the Tenth Doctor The Tenth Doctor
16 Debut broadcast of Aliens Of London on BBC1 Aliens Of London / World War Three
21 Recording for Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways takes place at Unit Q2 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
23 Debut broadcast of World War Three on BBC1 Aliens Of London / World War Three
30 Debut broadcast of Dalek on BBC1 Dalek

May
7 Debut broadcast of The Long Game on BBC1 The Long Game
14 Debut broadcast of Father's Day on BBC1 Father's Day
21 Debut broadcast of The Empty Child on BBC1 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
28 Debut broadcast of The Doctor Dances on BBC1 The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances

June
4 Debut broadcast of Boom Town on BBC1 Boom Town
11 Debut broadcast of Bad Wolf on BBC1 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways
15 The BBC announces that Doctor Who has been renewed for a 2006 Christmas special alongside Season Twenty-Nine The Tenth Doctor
18 Debut broadcast of The Parting Of The Ways on BBC1 Bad Wolf / The Parting Of The Ways

July
7 More than fifty people are killed in a series of suicide attacks on London public transit by Islamic extremists
22 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Newport, Wales The Christmas Invasion
25 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in London The Christmas Invasion
26 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in London The Christmas Invasion
27 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in London The Christmas Invasion
28 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in London The Christmas Invasion
29 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in London The Christmas Invasion

August
1 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Christmas Invasion
1 Location filming for New Earth takes place in Cardiff, Wales New Earth
2 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at Unit Q2 and at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales The Christmas Invasion
3 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales The Christmas Invasion
4 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales The Christmas Invasion
5 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales The Christmas Invasion
8 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Christmas Invasion
9 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Christmas Invasion
10 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire The Christmas Invasion
11 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire The Christmas Invasion
12 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire The Christmas Invasion
13 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire The Christmas Invasion
15 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Coleford, Gloucestershire and Ellwood, Gloucestershire The Christmas Invasion
16 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Christmas Invasion
17 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Christmas Invasion
18 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Christmas Invasion
19 Location filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Christmas Invasion
22 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales The Christmas Invasion
22 Recording for New Earth takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales New Earth
23 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Cardiff, Wales School Reunion
24 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Cardiff, Wales School Reunion
25 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
26 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
27 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
29 The Gulf Coast of the United States is ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, resulting in almost 2,000 deaths
29 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
30 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
31 Matthew Graham is commissioned to write Fear Her Fear Her
31 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion

September
1 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
2 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
5 Location filming for New Earth takes place in Cardiff, Wales New Earth
6 Filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage The Christmas Invasion
6 Filming for New Earth takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage New Earth
6 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
7 Filming for The Christmas Invasion takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage The Christmas Invasion
7 Filming for New Earth takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage New Earth
7 Location filming for School Reunion takes place in Newport, Wales School Reunion
8 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at Unit Q2 The Christmas Invasion
8 Recording for School Reunion takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Newport, Wales and additional filming takes place at the BBC Model Unit Stage School Reunion
9 Location filming for New Earth takes place in Cardiff, Wales New Earth
10 Location filming for New Earth takes place in Cardiff, Wales New Earth
12 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
13 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
14 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
15 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
16 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
19 Location filming for New Earth takes place in Newport, Wales New Earth
21 Location filming for New Earth takes place in Newport, Wales New Earth
22 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at Unit Q2 The Christmas Invasion
22 Location filming for New Earth takes place in Newport, Wales New Earth
26 Location filming for New Earth takes place at Worm's Head, Wales New Earth
26 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Penllyn, Wales Tooth And Claw
27 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Fochriw, Wales Tooth And Claw
28 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Pen y Cae, Wales Tooth And Claw
29 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Penarth, Wales Tooth And Claw
30 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Penarth, Wales Tooth And Claw

October
1 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Llansannor, Wales Tooth And Claw
3 Recording for Tooth And Claw takes place at Unit Q2 Tooth And Claw
4 Recording for Tooth And Claw takes place at Unit Q2 Tooth And Claw
5 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Dingestow, Wales Tooth And Claw
6 Recording for Tooth And Claw takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales Tooth And Claw
6 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at HTV Wales Studios in Culverhouse Cross, Wales The Girl In The Fireplace
7 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
7 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Newport, Wales Tooth And Claw
8 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at Unit Q2 The Christmas Invasion
8 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
8 Recording for School Reunion takes place at Unit Q2 School Reunion
10 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Newport, Wales Tooth And Claw
11 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Newport, Wales Tooth And Claw
12 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in Newport, Wales Tooth And Claw
12 Location filming for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place in Newport, Wales The Girl In The Fireplace
13 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2 The Girl In The Fireplace
14 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2 The Girl In The Fireplace
17 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2 The Girl In The Fireplace
18 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2 The Girl In The Fireplace
19 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2 The Girl In The Fireplace
20 Location filming for Tooth And Claw takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Tooth And Claw
20 Location filming for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place in St Nicholas, Wales The Girl In The Fireplace
21 Location filming for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place in Alcester, Warwickshire The Girl In The Fireplace
22 Location filming for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place in Alcester, Warwickshire The Girl In The Fireplace
24 Location filming for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place in St Nicholas, Wales The Girl In The Fireplace
25 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2 The Girl In The Fireplace
26 Recording for Tooth And Claw takes place at Unit Q2 Tooth And Claw
26 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Crick, Wales The Girl In The Fireplace
27 Recording for Tooth And Claw takes place at Unit Q2 Tooth And Claw
27 Recording for The Girl In The Fireplace takes place at Unit Q2 The Girl In The Fireplace

November
1 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in London Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
2 Location filming for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place in London Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
3 Recording for Children In Need Special (2005) takes place at Unit Q2 Children In Need Special (2005)
3 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at Unit Q2 The Christmas Invasion
3 Recording for New Earth takes place at Unit Q2 New Earth
3 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Pontyclun, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
4 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
7 Recording for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place at Unit Q2 Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
9 Recording for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place at Unit Q2 Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
10 Recording for The Christmas Invasion takes place at BBC Broadcasting House in Cardiff, Wales The Christmas Invasion
10 Recording for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place at Unit Q2 Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
11 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Newport, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
14 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
15 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
16 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Newport, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
16 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2, while location filming takes place in Newport, Wales Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
17 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
18 Debut broadcast of Children In Need Special (2005) on BBC1 Children In Need Special (2005)
18 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
21 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
21 Location filming for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
22 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
23 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
24 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in St Nicholas, Wales and Cardiff, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
25 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Trefforest, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
26 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Trefforest, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
28 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
29 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
30 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday

December
1 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
2 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
5 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Cardiff, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
6 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Bridgend, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
6 Location filming for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place in Bryncethin, Wales Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
7 Location filming for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place in Bridgend, Wales Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
8 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
9 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
10 Location filming for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place in Cardiff, Wales Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
12 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
13 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
14 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
15 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Newport, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
15 Recording for Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday takes place at Unit Q2 Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday
16 Location filming for Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel takes place in Newport, Wales Rise Of The Cybermen / The Age Of Steel
25 Debut broadcast of The Christmas Invasion on BBC1 The Christmas Invasion