A BOY from Moordown has dedicated the past year to travelling around the the UK and Europe visiting different filming locations for Doctor Who.

Tom Davies, nine, who runs a blog called Project Indigo, has been to locations in Italy, Wales and across the UK following in the Doctor's footsteps.

He set up the blog a year ago after deciding he wanted to visit as many Who locations as possible.

Tom has met the current doctor, Peter Capaldi, who he says is one of his favourite actors to play the lead role, and his companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman.

He said that he has been watching the programme 'since he was born' after Dr Who was brought back to TV screens in 2005.

He added: "We went to a few Doctor Who locations on holiday in Italy including Cinecitta, Pompeii and the Colosseum.

"I like Peter Capaldi because he is strict like my teachers."

Proud mum, Laura, said: "He likes to watch classic Doctor Who episodes as well as the new ones.

"Doctor Who is filmed in Cardiff and so we have visited many of the locations there, as well as in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Hertfordshire.

"We have also been to Caerphilly Castle, which featured in one of the recent episodes called Robot of Sherwood. "Next on our list is Lulworth Cove, which featured in the seventh Doctor Who in an episode called The Curse of Fenric."

Laura said that they are going to attend the Film and Comic Con Bournemouth at the BIC, which they hope will be attended by many people who have starred in Doctor Who. Tom has already been to a world convention for Doctor Who and is attending the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular later this month.

He says his favourite classic dcotor is Sylvester McCoy and he'd most like to meet Matt Smith.

She added: "It's amazing how many Doctor Who locations there are. Tom also got a Blue Peter badge for his blog and has a fez because the eleventh doctor loved them."

Tom said that the largest number of views he has had on the blog is 2,250 views in a month and 705 in one day, with fellow fans getting in contact from as far away as Australia.