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Doctor Who Star’s Debut on Downpatrick’s Rails

Doctor Who star Matt Smith on Downpatrick's platform

Doctor Who star Matt Smith on Downpatrick’s platform

In early March eagle eyed viewers of BBC TV couldn’t have helped see O&K No. 3 bursting on to their TV screens for the promotional trails of the drama “Christopher & His Kind”.

The drama was broadcast on Saturday 19th March and the DCDR provided location filming facilities, along with many other Northern Ireland locations masquerading as pre-Nazi Germany, and our trains feature prominently in the first 15 minutes of the programme.

The current star of Doctor Who, Matt Smith, who plays the Eleventh Incarnation of the Time Lord, was swapping the TARDIS for rail travel.

Co-staring with O&K No. 3, Matt Smith stars in this one-off drama which chronicles the formative years of writer Christopher Isherwood. The O&K was pretending it was back in Germany!

The programme features strong language and content.