DR WHO'S famous police box Tardis will be spiralling its way through space to Swansea next week.
The new version of the BBC classic, featuring Christopher Ecclestone as the Doctor, has already started filming in Cardiff.
On Monday it will be Swansea's turn to play host to the crew and cast, which features former DJ Chris Evans's wife Billie Piper.
From Monday the "old section" of Swansea's Maritime Quarter will be used to film a 19th-century scene featuring actor Simon Callow as Charles Dickens.
Artificial snow will be sprayed onto Adelaide Street and Gloucester Place, around Swansea's five-star Morgan's Hotel.
And horses and carriageways will be brought in to add atmosphere to what is intended as a Christmas scene.
The new series is being penned by writer Russell T Davies who himself hails from Swansea.
The Sketty-born scriptwriter has promised to bring Dr Who up to date and to bring an "edgy" feel to the new series.
Billie Piper plays shopgirl Rose Tyler who becomes the doctor's sidekick and other characters include Clive, played Mark Benton (currently starring in BBC 2's pub comedy Early Doors) and Jackie Tyler, played by Camille Coduri.
Russell T Davies said of the new series, "It's going to have more of a Year 2005 look about it but it is also going to be very traditional so people will have the same old thrill they had in watching it years ago.
"It's going to be very new and very exciting."
Mr Davies, who also wrote the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, was in his home town last year filming his comic series Mine all Mine, starring Griff Rhys Jones.
The series, in which a family "inherits" large parts of Swansea, is due to be shown later this year.