Wales

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WALES is part of the United Kingdom. As such, it receives BBC transmissions from London.

BBC Cymru / BBC Wales ident (1974-81)

However, from time to time the network's regional output station BBC Cymru altered its TV schedules to make way for local and regional programming, and Doctor Who was sometimes shown on dates or in slots that were different to the rest of the network or pre-empted:


BBC Wales Idents and logos


Peter Cushing and the Daleks

S4C is a Welsh-language station, also broadcasting programmes in English (often but not always with subtitles). Much of the un-dubbed/un-subbed English-only content was the simultaneous or deferred transmission of programmes from the UK station Channel 4. When C4 aired the two Peter Cushing Dalek movies in widescreen several times between 1994 and 1999, they were seen on S4C on a deferred basis two weeks later.


Wales in Doctor Who

The following stories were either filmed and/or set in Wales:


Some of the Welsh-born actors / crew who have worked on the series are:

Actors

Crew

Other contributors

  • Target book cover artist Jeff Cummins was born in Wales


Other references:

  • The Inspector at the Liverpool police station asks the Doctor if he is Welsh (The Daleks' Master Plan)
  • Trask uses the phrase "bold as a Welsh pirate" in The Highlanders
  • Euro Sea Gas supplied gas to the whole of Wales (Fury from the Deep)
  • The metal from the guerilla's weapon was mined from North Wales (Day of the Daleks)
  • Vivien Fay mentions the stone circle called the Gorsedd of Bryn Gwyddon in Wales. Emilia Rumford can read Old Welsh; she also mentions Cardiff (The Stones of Blood)


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