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Whereabouts of Actual Tardis Props?

Started by davoren, Jan 14, 2008, 01:00 pm

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davoren

Jan 14, 2008, 01:00 pm Last Edit: Feb 10, 2010, 03:38 pm by Scarfwearer
I went on a tour of TVC in 2006 and was told the prop is in storage. Since then pics have popped up in the BBC foyer. Now it is gone! Is there anyway of getting a look at it??

DoctorWho8

Apr 15, 2008, 08:35 pm #1 Last Edit: Jan 24, 2010, 10:27 am by scarfwearer
Yea, that's the CodSteaks TARDIS model.  It's been in both Confidentials so far.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

macros

May 23, 2005, 07:05 pm #2 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:30 pm by Scarfwearer
Hi all,

Anyone know of the where abouts of the real props used in the show after all these years (full sized and small scale)? Do they end up in private collections? Do they get auctioned? Or does the BBC hoard them all? ;D


bollo

Jan 20, 2010, 03:46 pm #3 Last Edit: Jan 24, 2010, 11:18 am by scarfwearer
The battered old eighties box, which used to sit outside the audience entrance at BBC Television Centre, is now in the prop store at Upper Boat, Cardiff.

tardis81

Jan 25, 2010, 12:15 pm #4 Last Edit: Jan 26, 2010, 02:54 pm by scarfwearer
does the bbc still have the police box from the lesuire hive iam sure it had been retained and used at a panopticon convention in london.

DoctorWho8

Jan 25, 2010, 11:59 pm #5 Last Edit: Jan 26, 2010, 02:55 pm by scarfwearer
The one the BBC has (the MK2), they still have.  Last I heard it got moved to Wales for safer keeping.  The box at Panopticon would have been the MK1 '80's prop Andrew Beech has.
Bill Rudloff

Mark

May 23, 2005, 07:32 pm #6 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:28 pm by scarfwearer
Bit of all three I think Macros!

Please correct me if I'm wrong (I often am :D) but isn't there a picture of the McCoy TARDIS in your garden Dale?

purpleblancmange

May 23, 2005, 08:00 pm #7 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:28 pm by scarfwearer
In short, the Hartnell to Tom Baker box was reportedly junked.  The mid Tom Baker box is in private hands, as is the first of the two fibre glass 1980s props - the other is still retained by the Beeb.  The two TV Movie boxes were junked (supposedly) and obviously there are the current ones.  The 1960s movie props are no more and the More than 30 Years TARDIS is also owned privately.

For more info, go to:
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/~trekker/policeboxes/

and click on the Prop History link.

Purple

macros

May 24, 2005, 03:17 am #8 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:28 pm by scarfwearer
Hey guys,

Thanks for the info  ;D Just one of those things i have thought about for awhile and never got an answer for.

tardis81

Jan 12, 2010, 12:05 am #9 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:28 pm by scarfwearer
i know that ex dr who convention organiser andrew beech has one of the 80s fibreglass boxes and the owner of  the who shop in london has the original peter cushing box.

DoctorWho8

Jan 12, 2010, 02:27 am #10 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:28 pm by scarfwearer
Part true, part not true.  Andrew Beech does have the first 80's prop, whereas the BBC has the second 80's prop.  Andrew also has the Five Doctors console.  The owner of the Who shop doesn't seem to have the Peter Cushing Box, as much as she proclaims.  We determined that the Cushing box as destroyed in an Avengers episode by a baby buggy bomb.  What prop she has, we don't know its origin.
Bill Rudloff

lorisarvendu

Jan 12, 2010, 10:48 am #11 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:29 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: doctorwho8 on Jan 12, 2010, 02:27 amPart true, part not true.  Andrew Beech does have the first 80's prop, whereas the BBC has the second 80's prop.  Andrew also has the Five Doctors console.  The owner of the Who shop doesn't seem to have the Peter Cushing Box, as much as she proclaims.  We determined that the Cushing box as destroyed in an Avengers episode by a baby buggy bomb.  What prop she has, we don't know its origin.
Bill Rudloff


Yes I remember that episode. Horrified me it did, watching the Tardis being blown up!

Elsewhere on this board (or possibly on GallifreyBase) it's been commented that the box was either redesigned or rebuilt between the two Cushing movies.  So that means there were two.  If one was blown up by Purdey & Co...what happened to the other one?

Hmm?  Yes?  What m'boy? ;)

meantimebob

Jan 14, 2010, 12:46 am #12 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:29 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: tardis81 on Jan 12, 2010, 12:05 amthe owner of  the who shop in london has the original peter cushing box.


*cough laugh cough*

tardis81

Jan 17, 2010, 09:58 pm #13 Last Edit: Feb 05, 2010, 05:29 pm by scarfwearer
THATS WHAt she told me

dalethetimelord

Jan 14, 2008, 01:53 pm #14 Last Edit: Feb 10, 2010, 03:37 pm by scarfwearer
It'll either be in the scenery dock, or it'll have been locked away until something is done with it, as suggested by Purple a good year or so ago.