Readers react as Gosport takes spotlight in Doctor Who episode

READERS of The News have given their verdicts on the latest episode of Doctor Who partly filmed in Gosport.

The episode, broadcast on Sunday night, saw Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor become embroiled in a witch trial – which only intensified after the arrival on King James I.

Jodie Whittaker filming Doctor Who at Little Woodham village in Gosport back in February. Picture: Lewis Jefferies

Jodie Whittaker filming Doctor Who at Little Woodham village in Gosport back in February. Picture: Lewis Jefferies

In the series’ eighth episode Gosport’s 17th century village, Little Woodham, was transformed into 17th century Lancashire.

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Leader of Gosport Borough Council, Councillor Mark Hook, said he is delighted that the town has featured in the show.

He said: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed it – I’m a huge sci-fi fan and love anything that brings aliens to our planet.

‘You sit there going “I recognise that bit – and that bit” and it’s just really exciting.

‘We’ve now had this and the Transformers movie filmed here 

‘Anyone else that want to come and do filming here in Gosport is more than welcome.’

Posting on The News’ Gosport News Facebook page, Emma Smith said: ‘I loved the episode – I must admit I got so drawn into the story that I forgot to keep my eyes peeled for Gosport glimpses.

‘I did spot a familiar area in Little Woodham at the very start, but then I got hooked.’

Linda Hall said: ‘I always watch it. Not much of the village, but I loved the camp King James.’

Layla Mew added: ‘I thought it was great.’

But while some enjoyed the episode, others weren’t too fussed about the Doctor's Gosport adventure.

Brenda Margetts said: ‘A lot was filmed in Little Woodham which was clear to see.

‘I don’t watch Dr Who usually and only watched it to see the 17th century village footage.’

Abi Brooks said: ‘I didn’t see a recognisable Gosport in it.’