Sunday, 29 November 2015

Locations Adrift by John Bond-Winstone

Season 2 Episode 11 – Adrift

This episode for me was a sad episode where I felt for the families and friends of people who have been taken away from us be it illness or death.  Yes in Torchwood it was due to the Rift taking these people and then they return falling through the Rift. It had me thinking, if that happened to someone I loved, would I want to see them again in a state that I may not recognise them or be older etc.  This episode pulls on your heartstrings.

Old Natwest Bank, 113-116 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5EQ
This location is used for when Nikki speaks with Andy regarding Gwen.  This location is now generally used as an Art Exhibition Centre, so you may need to check it is open.

How to get there:
By Train
Catch a train from Cardiff Queen Street Station to Cardiff Bay Station
Exit the station onto Bute Street, then turn left, crossing over and then continuing into West Bute Street, which takes you to the old bank building (back entrance).

By Bus:
Take route 7 to Bute Street, or route 8 to James Street, then walk to West Bute Street.
All Saints Church, Victoria Road, Penarth
This location is used when Gwen and Andy are investigating the missing people and come across the support group for those who have been affected by the people going missing.

How to get there:
Catch a Train from Cardiff Central Station (Platform 7) to Penarth
Exit the station onto Station Approach.
Cross over and head along Victoria Road, then turn right into Victoria Square, and the church is on the left.

From Customhouse Street, Catch the 89A (Watts Coaches) Service to Penarth.  Leaves on the hour at 9am, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Get the bus and it stops outside the park All Saints Church is located.
(Buses return at 20 mins past (10.20, 12.20, 14.20 and 16.20)

Fortes, 2 Paget Road, Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 5TQ
This is the café that is used when Andy and Gwen are chatting.  This is a family owned restaurant based on Barry Island.  The restaurant is open from 10am until 6pm.

How to get there:
Catch the 95 (Cardiff Bus Service) from Stand JV on Wood Street
Stay on the bus until you get into Barry Island
Get off the bus opposite the Quasar on Station Approach Road
Walk towards the Roundabout and take the first left
Walk along Paget Road a little bit and you will see Fortes

Catch the Train to Barry Island from Platform 7 in Cardiff Central Train Station
Get off at Barry Island
Come out of the station onto Station Approach Road
Turn right and walk towards the roundabout and take the first left
Walk along Paget Road a little bit and you will see Fortes

Cardiff Bay Barrage, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
This location is used for when Jonah disappears in a bright light whilst he is walking home and his mother looks out of the window from the flat opposite the barrage in Penarth Marina.

How to get there:
From The Torchwood Tower
Walk towards the seafront and under the bridge to the Promenade (with Iantos Shrine on your right)
Turn left and walk along the promenade
Follow the path and at the junction turn right
Walk along and go past the Norwegian Church on your left
Keep following the path and walk past the entrance to the Doctor Who Experience which is on your right
Come to the roundabout and turn right.
Keep walking along this and cross the barrage and where the boats are let in.
You will find the location very easily

Flat Holm, Bristol Channel, Wales
This location is used as the exterior to the bunker and the island it is located on.

The only way to get on the island is through an excursion run by CARDIFF SEA SAFARIS

Or through the MW Marine Ferry Services
Weston or Cardiff to Flatholm - or Cardiff - Weston, the fares are : Adults = £24.00 Children ( 5-14yrs ) = £12.00 there is an additional landing fee of £5.00 per person.  Please note that this fee is payable by each person directly to the Island Staff when you land.

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