Wednesday 25 April 2012

Cut sleeves - but not entirely cut price!

One of my readers put my on to this.

I’ve seen a lot of original PS Paul Smith shirts on eBay, some of which have been pretty unique with Striped Cuffs; Plain Cuffs; and even French Cuffs – but I’ve never seen one with NO cuffs! In fact NO SLEEVES - well, short sleeves.

It opened with a £14.99 starting price, and in the last couple of days leapt to £72.

An interesting curio on the Paul Smith shirt.

Men’s Scroll Stripe Shirt as worn by Matt Smith on Dr Who!!

Item Brand
Paul Smith

Item Size
Label States M
21" from Armpit to Armpit giving a Chest Measurement 42"
Slim Fit


Light Grey and Blue Scroll Stripes

Monday 16 April 2012

Series seven filming - costume SPOILERS

Now I don’t normally like to write entires like this – with SPOILERS – cos I like a bit of surprise when I see the latest Doctor Who episodes for the first time.

However, various bits of filming for series seven have been widely reported in the press, and some images have even been posted by Steven Moffat himself on Twitter.

More recently an official set of images have been published on the official BBC website showing the latest filming taking place in  . . . . SPOILERS!
READ MORE to see a preview of what The Doctor will be wearing epiosde-by-episode in the new series.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Yes, Prime Minister

I was out today doing my job as tour guide for the Unofficial Doctor Who London Locations Tour for Brit Tours.

I had a bus-load of fourteen eager Doctor Who fans to show around London, and we took in the usual sights from episodes of the classic series.

Butlers Wharf (see left) and Windmill Walk were the highlights, since they were used in popular Dalek stories, Resurrection Of The Daleks and Remembrance Of The Daleks, and we also saw St Peter’s Steps near St Pauls (as seen in Invasion) as well as The Globe Theatre (from The Shakespeare Code).

Since the new series is based in Cardiff, not much gets filmed in London these days, so it gives us the Brandon Estate near Kennington (which was where Rose Tyler lived); and John Adam Street around the back of The Strand (which doubled for Downing Street in Aliens Of London).

When we get to John Adam Street I usually have to show the episode clip on my iPad to show how it looked redressed as Downing Street as it a bit of a stretch.

However, today was a bit of an unexpected surprise. As we rounded the corner I could see a film crew with lights and camera tracks littering the street right where we needed to go. They weren’t actually shooting, but to our collective surprise they had dressed the door to look like Number Ten Downing Street – just like in Aliens Of London!!

As a reminder, this is what the street normally looks like, taken when I did  guided tour for Mark Ferris in 2010
I had a word with one of the crew and found they were filming Coup, a four-part tv series for Channel 4 based on A Very British Coup by Chris Mullin.