Sunday 31 May 2009

Exclusive filming report and videos: The Sarah Jane Adventures

Following the official BBC announcement last week confirming that David Tennant will be featuring in a substantial guest role in two episodes of the forthcoming ie September) third series of the breezy children's Dr Who spin-off 'The Sarah Jane Adventures', filming on the series has been continuing in and around Cardiff.

Today (Sunday) saw a crew set up in the High Street, Llandaff village (literally a cough and a spit from Stuff Towers) so your trusty reporter (ie that's me!) trundled up to have a look at the action. Around 2pm the three young cast members who play Luke, Sarah Jane's surrogate son, his best mate Clyde and Rani, their neighbour, were gathered to rehearse and record a scene where they conspiratorially approach a restaurant (Mulberry's in Llandaff), gaze through the window and then dodge out of sight. Stuff caught the rehearsal on video; when the director realised that the assembled throng (well, there were a few people gathered opposite) could be seen reflected in the glass of the restaurant window, he very politely - extremely politely, in fact - asked us to move further up the road so we wouldn't be in shot. The scene was then recorded and you'll see my videoclip (below) taken from a slightly different angle. Note SJ's little green roadster parked at the kerb.

Your fearless Stuff reporter (ie that's still me!) couldn't hang about; it was a beautiful day, places to go, people to meet, new Colin Bateman novel to get stuck into. Apparently - here be the spoilers! - Lis Sladen and guest star Nigel Havers were seen at the location later in the afternoon. Anyway, here's those videoclips - hope they're of interest...

Please feel free to link these clips to your own site/blog...just give the World of Stuff a quick mention if you do! Cheers!!


Nabu San said...

I always find video clips a lot more informative than piccys for these types of scenes, thanks muchly for toiling in the sun for these!

Paul Mount said...

Hi there,

Glad you enjoyed them. It really wasn't toiling...I'd have liked to have stayed and taken some more but duty called! Scooty and co take some really great, well-composed pics but I also like videoclips as it gives a real sense of the atmosphere of the location and the filming and what was actually being filmed. Plus I'm usless at taking still pictures! I'm looking forward to getting some Matt Smith vids when the new Who series starts filming next month!

Combom said...

linked, thanx :)

Normski said...

Hiya, I was there !!! All morning infact, just waiting, and waiting and waiting.....I work in the restuarant and they should have all been there by 11am but didn't arrive until 1pm. Just like yourself I had other things to do with my day, but did get to meet Danny (Clyde) and Lis (S.J), but Nigel Havers was ignorant !! But a great morning and didn't mind wasting my time.

Anonymous said...

Hi, you said there are pictures of the filming too, do you know where I can find them?