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How Was Filming Moved To The Desert?

The Western Mail out tommorow will feature an interview with James Strong & Tracie Simpson about how they got, the cast, 30 crew members and a bus into the desert. WalesOnline have got an extract of the interview.

The following extract is direct from WalesOnline, all credit to them.

“It was a bit of a journey into the unknown,” James, 37, said.

“The first day was a bit of a challenge.

“We didn’t have the back-up we have at home and Doctor Who is a big show.”

The team cut their costs by hiring local crew and specialist equipment from Dubai’s thriving film industry, instead of flying it out from home.

And there was no diva behaviour from the cast, who were holed up in a budget hotel just 30 minutes from the remote desert location.

Producer Tracie Simpson admitted it was hard work in Dubai but no-one was daunted by the task.

“The weather was a concern but we didn’t stop filming, even in the sandstorm,” she said.

“It was very dramatic but the crew were brilliant and we plodded on. It’s a 24-hour job.”