Meet Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver man

Barry

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Media captionJodie Whittaker’s sonic screwdriver was born in Barry

When the new Doctor Who constructed her own sonic screwdriver, Jodie Whittaker was seen in a garage in Sheffield.

But in reality the fictional tool was set up in a small seminar in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

That is where Doctor Who prop-maker Nick Robatto runs his business – Rubbertoe Props.

“I don’t dread coming to work to construct science fiction nuclear weapons and artefacts. It’s not a position, it’s just good merriment, ” he said.

Jodie Whittaker Image caption Nick Robatto casting a part for the sonic screwdriver

As a child, Nick used to bothers “his fathers” by razing then reassembling his video recorder.