Chiswick

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Chiswick

Chiswick was an area in west London. (TV: The Gift) It was located in the borough of Hounslow.[nb 1]

Donna Noble lived in Chiswick. (TV: The Runaway Bride) She once claimed to have also been born in Chiswick, (TV: Planet of the Ood) but she had actually been born in Southampton. (TV: Wild Blue Yonder) Donna was to marry Lance Bennett in St Mary's Church on Hayden Road, but she was teleported aboard the Doctor's TARDIS. (TV: The Runaway Bride) After losing Lance, Donna moved back in with her parents Geoff and Sylvia Noble, and Sylvia's father, Wilfred Mott, in Chiswick, two and a half miles from Adipose Industries. Donna considered herself "the best temp in Chiswick". (TV: Partners in Crime) The Tenth Doctor introduced Donna as "Donna Noble of the Chiswick Nobles" when they met Agatha Christie on 3 December 1926. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp) Sally was also living in Chiswick. She was a neighbour of Donna and her family. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem, The End of Time)

Mr Maitland and his kids Artie and Angie lived at 30 Oak Street in Chiswick, according to a letter their nanny, Clara Oswald, received from Madame Vastra on 10 April 2013. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)

Rose Tyler, of a parallel universe's Torchwood Institute, made her way to Chiswick in an attempt to contact the Tenth Doctor when the Daleks stole the Earth in 2009. There, she rendezvoused with future companion Wilfred Mott and his daughter Sylvia Noble. Former Prime Minister Harriet Jones established a node of her Subwave network at the Mott-Noble house. The connection with that node was monodirectional, owing to Sylvia having prohibited her father from having a "naughty" webcam. (TV: The Stolen Earth)

Peter Dalton lived in 120 Christchurch Walk in Chiswick until he died in 2009. (PROSE: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith)

In the summer of 2009, Rakweed Spores spread across suburbs of London even hitting Chiswick. They were destroyed by Sarah Jane Smith and her Xylok super computer Mr Smith, when he turned on every sound system in the area, destroying the spores in Chiswick. (TV: The Gift)

At some point between 2008 and 2010, (PROSE: The Nightmare Man) a sentient concrete disguised itself as the Chiswick flyover, attempting to control the minds of the populace, before being defeated by Sarah Jane Smith and her gang. In 2010, Sarah Jane used a piece of the concrete to contact Luke Smith while he was trapped in the Nightmare Man's realm. (TV: The Nightmare Man)

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

Chiswick is the most common point of origin for recurring characters in the BBC Wales version of Doctor Who. The list of recurring residents of Chiswick includes: Donna Noble, Clara Oswald, Wilfred Mott, Sylvia Noble, Angie Maitland and Artie Maitland. Also notable are family patriarchs Geoff Noble and Mr Maitland, who are only actually seen once, but are significant to the backstories of companions. Clara was neither a native of Chiswick, nor did she permanently live there. However, she stayed at 30 Oak Street (the household of the Maitlands) for the duration of series 7's spring half.

Katy Manning resided in Chiswick while portraying Jo Grant. (DOC: Life on Earth)

Footnotes[[edit]]

  1. A wi-fi map of the Chiswick area. (TV: The Bells of Saint John)
    We know from The Name of the Doctor that 30 Oak Street is located in Chiswick. The map of London boroughs in Revenge of the Slitheen matches up with the wi-fi map of the Chiswick area show in The Bells of Saint John. The section of the River Thames shown in the wi-fi map aligns with the section of the Thames between Hounslow and Richmond on Mr Smith's map. A combination of these two maps places 30 Oak Street, and therefore Chiswick, in the borough of Hounslow, close the borders of both Ealing and Hammersmith.