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Mark Cummings | 12:19 UK time, Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Tom Baker

This is Tom Baker as The Doctor in 'The Hand of Fear' from the 70's. It's one of several Doctor Who episodes filmed in Gloucestershire. Part of this show included some time spent on the top of Oldbury Power Station!

This location is one of eight sites to be developed to meet the government's nuclear energy plans. On Wednesday's show I'll be chatting to some of the characters who helped build the first one.

Did you know that this has been the location for many other famous TV moments? Top of the Pops filmed Slade stomping over the top of it singing along to "Gudbye to Jane"

As well as Doctor Who, Oldbury has hosted the stars of Blakes 7, episodes of Tomorrow's World and even the National Monopoly Championships!

If you remember any of these shows being filmed please post a comment or email me at

See also: Doctor Who filming in The Forest of Dean


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