Doctor Who Facebook: Olé! It’s a wrap as cast and crew prepare to depart sunny Spain. Back to Cardiff on Monday morning for more filming of Series 7!
Matt, Karen and Arthur filming ‘Doctor Who’ in Madrid.
Roath Lock provides a permanent home to three flagship dramas - Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm.
The studios form the BBC’s largest drama production centre in the UK, part of the Porth Teigr project in Cardiff’s former docklands.
It was built following the BBC’s commitment in 2008 to double its television network production in Wales.
The name Roath Lock was chosen following consultation with BBC Wales staff.
The lock refers to the waterway linking Roath Basin to Roath Dock and the bay, and the studios are built next to the former lock-keeper’s cottage.
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are used to getting stuck in any number of sticky situations as their on-screen aliases, The Doctor and Amy Pond in the BBC’s Doctor Who.
And this time, their adventures are taking the actors rather further afield than usual.
Amy and Matt have been spotted filming in the southern Spanish town of Almeria on its famous desert lots.The desert landscape of Tabernas also provided the backdrop for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
An insider told The Sun: ‘Matt and Karen are really excited about the episode.’
'Filming on the same set as a lot of western films, together with the Spanish weather, will give it an epic feel.'
Almeria is also sunnier than Cardiff, where Doctor Who is usually shot.
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were spotted on their way to Spain in the morning on the 6th March, as various members of the public tweeted their journey to Heathrow