FILMING of the new Dr Who series in Cardiff city centre was shielded in secrecy last night.
Hopes of seeing a Dalek or even the Doctor himself Christopher Eccleston were quickly ruled out but that didnt stop fans turning up.
Friends and Dr Who fanatics Nigel Thomas and John Campbell Rees spent hours in the city centre to be part of the action.
Nigel, 41, an revenue assistant with the Inland Revenue, said: On the scale of excitement theres getting married, having children, getting promotion and then a new Dr Who series."
Shooting of the new cult TV show, which is being made by BBC Wales, started at 6pm in Howells where Billie Piper, who plays the Doctors feisty assistant Rose Taylor, was filming scenes.
Working Street and John Street, near St Davids Hall, were closed off while filming took place through the night.