'Blink' Record Store Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Diverse Music in Newport, which featured in the Doctor Who episode Blink, is about to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in the city.

The business started trading in 1988 and moved to its current location in Charles Street in 1999. It is this shop that featured as the DVD store and workplace of Larry Nightingale (Finlay Robertson) in the episode which also starred David Tennant, Freeman Agyeman and Carey Mulligan and introduced audiences to the terrifying Weeping Angels.

Co-director Paul Hawkins said:  “The filming took over the shop for three days, although the footage of our shop is probably less than five minutes in total.”

The shop has boasted Goldie Lookin' Chain, Van Morrison and David Tennant himself among their clientele.