Peterborough-based charity features on first episode with female Dr Who

A charity based in Peterborough featured on the first episode to feature a female Dr Who.

Monday, 8th October 2018, 1:48 pm
Updated Monday, 8th October 2018, 2:49 pm
Charity shop manager Tams Mukhopadhyay with Jodie Whittaker and Marta and Alicia Sachs

Reportedly watched by more than 8.2 million viewers, the new female doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, got into her signature outfit in the changing rooms of the store.

Staff at the shop in Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, had been sworn to secrecy since filming took place almost a year ago.

The film crew spent an entire day in the shop, with one lucky volunteer, Christine Fowler, being picked to be an extra in the form of a shop assistant.

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Head of retail operations for Kidney Research UK, Dorothy Hardie, said: “It was a great day and the crew and cast were so lovely. I think with them having the first female doctor it was even more thrilling to be involved.

“They filmed a few scenes inside the shop and the crew and actors all took Kidney Research UK t-shirts home with them. They also made a very generous donation to the charity.”

Kidney Research UK is the only charity dedicated entirely to improving the understanding and treatment of kidney disease.

To find out more about the charity visit