Heathrow Airport, also known as London Airport, (TV: Logopolis) was located just outside of London and was the busiest airport in Great Britain. British Airways operated out of Heathrow. (TV: Time-Flight)
History[edit | edit source]
Prehistory[edit | edit source]
Circa 140,000,000 BC, British Airways' Concorde Golf Victor Foxtrot landed where Heathrow Airport would later be constructed. The aircraft was soon joined by her sister, Golf Alpha Charlie. GVF was cannibalised to repair GAC which escaped with the two crafts' passengers and crew. GVF was gradually buried under layers of sediment. (TV: Time-Flight)
Active history[edit | edit source]
In 1982, British Airways' Concorde Golf Victor Foxtrot flew through a time corridor en route from New York to Heathrow. Meanwhile, the Fifth Doctor accidentally succeeded in delivering Tegan to Heathrow, while intending to take her and Nyssa to the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 as "a treat" in the wake of Adric's death. The trio boarded GVF's sister, Golf Alpha Charlie, with the TARDIS in the cargo hold. They followed to investigate GVF's disappearance and likewise vanished. GAC returned with some parts cannibalised from GVF. The remains of GVF were located near Heathrow's sewer pipes by that time. (TV: Time-Flight)
In 2011, Rex Matheson flew to Heathrow Airport whilst investigating the Torchwood Institute. Having been refused permission to carry one on the plane, he was provided with a sidearm at Heathrow by the police. (TV: The New World) He departed the United Kingdom from Heathrow, with Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper as prisoners. (TV: Rendition)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The War Machines featured stock footage of B.O.A.C.'s operations at Heathrow, along with that of Battersea Power Station and Covent Garden Market.
- Time-Flight was the first television production allowed to film at Heathrow Airport.
- Between 16 July and 1 September 2013, Heathrow Airport featured a few things to commemorate Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary. A Cyberman stomped around the terminal on select dates, and TARDIS photobooths and props and memorabilia from the show featured around the airport. The opening of the summer event was marked by a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and a book signing of Jenny Colgan's Dark Horizons.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Doctor Who: until 1 September at Heathrow Airport's official website
- 'Doctor Who' to take over Heathrow Airport for 50th anniversary. Rigby, Sam. 15 July 2013.