Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

                    Turn Left

                    1 episode, broadcast: 21st June 2008
                    The Doctor and Donna explore Shan Shen Alley ; Donna visits the fortune teller and is forced to recall when she left home with her mum and then had to make the fateful decision at a junction to turn left or right .
                    Christmas at the pub , and then everyone rushes out to see a Christmas Star travel into London which it then attacks . Donna finds out someone called the Doctor is dead .
                    Later in the year, Donna is sacked from her job as the Royal Hope is spiritted away. At home she watches a news report with a Doctor Morganstern . Walking the streets, Donna meets the blonde woman again who tells her to keep a raffle ticket. She wins, and their prize is a hotel stay , but then they watch as Buckingham Palace is destroyed , and a mushroom cloud forms over London .
                    Now homeless they are billeted to Leeds and find themselves on a street with many others . At their new home they see reports of fat coming to life in America . Later, after the Atmos incident, Donna meets the blonde again and they chat in a park . Later, in the back garden she and Wilf see the stars disappear, and she then decides to go with Rose to the UNIT base . There she discovers the truth about her life and agrees to go back in time to put things right.
                    Donna arrives beside some shops , and then runs to stop herself from turning right.She "dies" as she is hit by a lorry - and her real self tells the Doctor about "Bad Wolf" ...


                    Locations filmed for the story:
                    Bay Chambers
                    West Bute Street, Cardiff
                    Filmed: 26 Nov 2007

                    Chowdry's Office
                    Hunter Street
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 26 Nov 2007

                    The Doctor's dead body is recovered
                    Clearwater Way
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 27 Nov 2007

                    Donna arrives back in time to stop herself turning right.
                    Nant-Fawr Road
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 27 Nov 2007

                    Donna and Sylvia drive off to work.
                    Court Road
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 28 Nov 2007 Album

                    Donna decides whether to turn left or turn right.
                    Heol Gabriel
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 28 Nov 2007

                    Donna drives right/drives left past a traffic jam.
                    Lady Mary Allotments
                    Roath Park, Cardiff
                    Filmed: 28 Nov 2007

                    Wilf sees the stars begin to vanish.
                    St Isan Road
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 29 Nov 2007

                    Donna jumps in front of a lorry.
                    Franklen Road
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 29 Nov 2007

                    Donna meets Rose by an alleyway
                    The Maltings Ltd
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 1 Dec 2007

                    Shan Shen Alley
                    Cardiff Royal Infirmary
                    Newport Road, Cardiff
                    Filmed: 1 Dec 2007

                    Royal Hope Hospital reports
                    Blackton Lane
                    Porthkerry
                    Filmed: 3 Dec 2007

                    Donna's family are relocated to Leeds.
                    Egerton Grey Country House Hotel
                    Porthkerry
                    Filmed: 3 Dec 2007

                    Donna and family check into Firbourne House
                    Porthkerry Viaduct
                    Porthkerry
                    Filmed: 3 Dec 2007

                    The hotel guests watch London being destroyed.
                    Machen Street
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 5 Dec 2007

                    Donna's family are placed in a home in Leeds.
                    No 7 Machen Street
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 4 Dec 2007

                    Donna's family are placed in a home in Leeds.
                    Rudry Street
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: 5 Dec 2007

                    Donna meets Rose to find out what she needs to do.
                    Conway (pub)
                    Cardiff, Wales
                    Filmed: 6 Dec 2007

                    Christmas Party in the pub.
                    Mortimer Road
                    Cardiff, Wales
                    Filmed: 6 Dec 2007

                    The pub people watch the Christmas Star attack London.
                    Sophia Gardens
                    cardiff
                    Filmed: 6 Dec 2007, 18 Jan 2008

                    Donna talks to Rose in a park/"Bad Wolf" pickups
                    AvestaPolarit Panteg Steelworks
                    Newport
                    Filmed: 7-8 Dec 2007

                    UNIT warehouse
                    Other locations appearing in the story:
                    St Mary's Street
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: re-used from The Runaway Bride

                    The Christmas Star over London.
                    Thames Barrier
                    Woolwich, London
                    Filmed: re-used from The Runaway Bride

                    The Christmas Star over London.
                    Buckingham Palace
                    London
                    Filmed: tv image re-used from Voyage of the Damned

                    News coverage shows the Titanic crashing into the Palace
                    Charles Street
                    Cardiff
                    Filmed: tv image re-used from Partners in Crime

                    American news coverage of Americans turning into fat creatures.
                    In Studio:
                    »BBC Broadcasting House (C2 News Studio), Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ (22 Nov 2007, 31 Jan 2008) - TV Studios
                    »BBC Studios, Unit 1/2, Tonteg Road, Treforest Industrial Estate, Upper Boat, Pontypridd, CF37 5UA (30 Nov, 1 Dec 2007, 24 Jan, 20 Mar 2008)

                    Production Notes

                    »

                    On the commentary for the episode it was reported that Shan Shen Alley was filmed at The Maltings Ltd; the Series Four Companion, however, states that filming was at Cardiff Royal Infirmary!

                    Further Reading

                    »

                    DWM: The Series Four Companion: Production Journal (p116-125)

                    Associated Links

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                    The Doctor Who Guide - Detailed synopsis of the story.

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                    BBC Doctor Who Episode Guide - Information and Features on the story.

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