27 September 2011
Last updated at 11:32
Doctor Who fans in south Wales were afforded an opportunity for a close-up of their favourite Time Lord as location filming for this year's Christmas special took place on Monday. All pictures by Jonathan Gurr/Wales News Service.
Dozens of residents from the Rhiwbina area of Cardiff were drawn to Y Groes to watch Matt Smith reprise his title role in front of the BBC Wales cameras.
No Doctor Who set would be complete without an appearance from the Tardis.
Filming for the 60-minute episode, which is set in England during World War II, began in September.
Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat has revealed that nothing was more fun to write than the Doctor at Christmas. "Maybe because it's so his kind of day - everything's bright and shiny, everybody's having a laugh, and nobody minds if you wear a really stupid hat," he said.
Outnumbered actress Claire Skinner guest stars this year as supermum Madge Arwell who, with her two children, is evacuated to Dorset. There they meet the caretaker - a "mysterious young man in a bow tie".
The trio find a big blue parcel is waiting for them under the Christmas tree, enter a magical new world and learn that a Time Lord never forgets his debts, the programme makers have revealed.
Comedian Bill Bailey, presenter Alexander Armstrong and The Fast Show's Arabella Weir will also appear in the seasonal special.