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Heathrow Airport

British Airways Maintenance Facility
Cardiff International Airport
Vale of Glamorgan

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London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, and the third busiest airport in the world. Formed of two runways and four currently operational terminals - Terminal two is currently under extensive reconstruction - the airport started as a small airfield in 1929, with development as a military airfield beginning in 1944. The Second World War ended before that work could be completed though, and the government took the decision to develop the aerodrome into a civilian airport. The first terminal building, since demolished, was completed in 1955. Heathrow currently operates at 98% of its total capacity, and is the subject of ongoing discussion to construct additional runway space.

As a result, filming drama at Heathrow is difficult. The BBC often uses the British Airways Maintenance Facility at Cardiff International Airport instead, a three section hanger capable of heavy maintenance on 747 aircraft. As well as appearing in A Scandal in Belgravia, the same facility represented Heathrow onscreen in Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Episodes Heathrow Airport has appeared in

A Scandal In Belgravia (Episode 1, Series 2)

Accessible off the southern Tredogan Road junction of the A4226, west out of Barry and Gibbonsdown

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Series 4

The Six Thatchers   * S4E1

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The Lying Detective   * S4E2

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The Final Problem   * S4E3

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