The Doctor Who Production Diary: 2008

January
7 Location filming for The Doctor's Daughter takes place in Trehafod, Wales The Doctor's Daughter
8 Location filming for The Doctor's Daughter takes place in Pontypool, Wales The Doctor's Daughter
9 Location filming for The Doctor's Daughter takes place in Pontypool, Wales The Doctor's Daughter
10 Location filming for The Doctor's Daughter takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Doctor's Daughter
11 Location filming for The Doctor's Daughter takes place at Barry Island, Wales The Doctor's Daughter
15 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Hensol, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
16 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Cardiff, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
17 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Cardiff, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
18 Location filming for The Doctor's Daughter takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Doctor's Daughter
18 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Cardiff, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
18 Location filming for Turn Left takes place in Cardiff, Wales Turn Left
19 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Cardiff, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
21 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Cardiff, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
22 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in St Nicholas, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
23 Recording for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place at Upper Boat Studios Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
24 Recording for The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky
24 Recording for The Doctor's Daughter takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Doctor's Daughter
24 Recording for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place at Upper Boat Studios Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
24 Recording for Turn Left takes place at Upper Boat Studios Turn Left
25 Recording for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place at Upper Boat Studios Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
28 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
29 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
30 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
31 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
31 Recording for Turn Left takes place at BBC Broadcasting House in Cardiff Turn Left
31 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at BBC Broadcasting House in Cardiff, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End

February
1 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
2 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
4 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
5 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
6 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
7 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
8 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
11 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
12 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
13 Location filming for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place in Swansea, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
14 Recording for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place at Upper Boat Studios, while location filming takes place in Cardiff, Wales Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
18 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
19 Recording for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place at Upper Boat Studios Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
19 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
20 Recording for Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead takes place at Upper Boat Studios Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
20 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
21 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
22 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
24 Fidel Castro steps down as President of Cuba after more than thirty years, to be succeeded by his brother Raúl
25 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
26 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
27 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
28 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
29 Recording for The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky
29 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End

March
3 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
4 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
5 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Bridgend, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
6 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
7 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
8 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
10 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
11 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios, while location filming takes place in Tonteg, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
12 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Hawthorn, Wales and Pontypridd, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
13 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Penarth, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
14 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Cardiff, Wales and Tongwynlais, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
16 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
17 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Newport, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
18 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Dinas Powys, Wales and Tongwynlais, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
19 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Caerphilly, Wales and Parc Nantgarw, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
20 Recording for Turn Left takes place at Upper Boat Studios Turn Left
20 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
21 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
24 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
25 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Penarth, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
26 Location filming for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place in Penarth, Wales The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
27 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
27 Steven Moffat and Neil Gaiman meet, leading to Gaiman being commissioned to write The Doctor's Wife The Doctor's Wife
28 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
29 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
31 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at The London Studios in London The Stolen Earth / Journey's End

April
5 Debut broadcast of Partners In Crime on BBC1 Partners In Crime
7 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Rhoose, Wales The Next Doctor
8 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Rhoose, Wales The Next Doctor
9 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Newport, Wales The Next Doctor
10 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Newport, Wales The Next Doctor
11 Recording for The Next Doctor takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Next Doctor
12 Debut broadcast of The Fires Of Pompeii on BBC1 The Fires Of Pompeii
13 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Next Doctor
14 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Cardiff, Wales The Next Doctor
15 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Caerwent, Wales The Next Doctor
16 David Tennant informs Steven Moffat and fellow executive producer Piers Wenger that he will leave Doctor Who following the recording of the 2009-2010 specials The Tenth Doctor
16 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Newport, Wales The Next Doctor
17 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Newport, Wales The Next Doctor
18 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Hensol, Wales The Next Doctor
19 Debut broadcast of Planet Of The Ood on BBC1 Planet Of The Ood
20 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Gloucester, Gloucestershire The Next Doctor
21 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Gloucester, Gloucestershire The Next Doctor
22 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Gloucester, Gloucestershire The Next Doctor
23 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Gloucester, Gloucestershire The Next Doctor
24 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Monmouth, Wales The Next Doctor
25 Location filming for The Next Doctor takes place in Newport, Wales The Next Doctor
26 Debut broadcast of The Sontaran Stratagem on BBC1 The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky
28 Recording for The Next Doctor takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Next Doctor
29 Recording for The Next Doctor takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Next Doctor
30 Recording for The Next Doctor takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Next Doctor

May
1 Recording for The Stolen Earth / Journey's End takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
1 Recording for The Next Doctor takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Next Doctor
2 Recording for The Next Doctor takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Next Doctor
3 Debut broadcast of The Poison Sky on BBC1 The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky
3 Recording for The Next Doctor takes place at Upper Boat Studios The Next Doctor
10 Debut broadcast of The Doctor's Daughter on BBC1 The Doctor's Daughter
17 Debut broadcast of The Unicorn And The Wasp on BBC1 The Unicorn And The Wasp
20 The BBC announces that Steven Moffat will become the new executive producer and showrunner of Doctor Who as of Season Thirty-One The Tenth Doctor
31 Debut broadcast of Silence In The Library on BBC1 Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead

June
7 Debut broadcast of Forest Of The Dead on BBC1 Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
10 David Brierly (the second actor to provide the voice of K·9) dies K·9
14 Debut broadcast of Midnight on BBC1 Midnight
21 Debut broadcast of Turn Left on BBC1 Turn Left
28 Debut broadcast of The Stolen Earth on BBC1 The Stolen Earth / Journey's End

July
5 Debut broadcast of Journey's End on BBC1 The Stolen Earth / Journey's End

August
11 Tracie Simpson is named the new producer of Doctor Who, replacing Phil Collinson The Tenth Doctor

September
10 The Large Hadron Collider at CERN becomes operational

October
29 While accepting the National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance, David Tennant announces that he will leave Doctor Who prior to Season Thirty-One The Tenth Doctor

November
4 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American elected President of the United States

December
2 Location filming for Planet Of The Dead takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Planet Of The Dead
4 An attempt by Canadian opposition parties to oust Prime Minister Stephen Harper is stymied when Governor General Michaëlle Jean grants Harper's request to prorogue Parliament
11 Steven Moffat reveals to Russell T Davies that Matt Smith has been cast as the Eleventh Doctor The Eleventh Doctor
25 Debut broadcast of The Next Doctor on BBC1 The Next Doctor