Filming begins on new 'Doctor Who'
The revived version of the cult show stars Christopher Eccleston as the new Doctor and Billie Piper as his sidekick.
Today scenes were being shot at Howells department store for the opening sequence of the first episode.
"It is a very exciting scene in the very first three minutes of episode one," said executive producer Russell T Davies. "An ordinary department store turns out to be something far more sinister, and that's all I can give away."
Speaking to BBC News Online, Davies - who also wrote Channel 4's controversial Queer As Folk - revealed that most of the series would be shot in Cardiff over the coming months.
"We are going to shoot 95% of the series in Cardiff," said Davies. "We are going to use Cardiff as London, we are going to use Cardiff as Cardiff. And we are going to be here representing 1860s, and all sorts of different periods throughout history and the future."
Doctor Who will air on BBC One early in 2005.