Doctor Who and Rose in Abbey filming
BILLIE Piper was back on the Doctor Who set yesterday, filming scenes for the new series.
The actress was at Neath Abbey to reprise her role as Rose Tyler in the hit sci-fi show.
Filming took place at the venue with 11th Doctor, Matt Smith on set.
Billie was spotted in a floral dress during the morning session between 8am and noon, but did not return later in the day.
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The 26-year-old first appeared in Doctor Who when it was revived by Swansea writer Russell T Davies in 2005.
She was a big hit with fans and has returned a number of times since initially being replaced by Freema Agyeman in 2006.
David Tennant's successor Matt was on set in costume for the filming for the fifth series, which will hit screens next year.
And he signed autographs for fans who had flocked to the site to catch a glimpse of the show's stars. But he refused to pose for photos while in costume.
Karen Gillan, who is set to appear as the Doctor's new assistant, was also on set, dressed in a blue dressing gown and slippers.
Swansea Bay Radio presenter Jay Curtis, who was on the set, told the Post: "Matt was in the iconic Doctor costume in a tweed jacket and bow tie and he was there almost all day.
"Whenever he wasn't filming he always had a script under his arm and he was looking through it constantly. He really seemed to be having trouble remembering his lines — he got quite agitated at times.
"All the filming seemed to be going on in one room of the abbey and there were loads of futuristic props around.
"Karen was dressed as though she'd been asleep, so it looks as though she gets transported from her bed for the scene."
Actor Terrence Hardiman, best known for playing the lead role in children's show The Evil Headmaster, was also on set.
Jay added: "It looks like Terrence is playing the villain of the episode.
"He was dressed in a black monk's outfit, in keeping with the abbey surroundings."
Real SFX, a 3D effects company, was part of the crew and they had screens in the abbey.
The venue has been used by TV crews in the past to film episodes of BBC1 fantasy drama Merlin.
For more showbiz gossip see Edward Gleave's Celebrity Scoop in Saturday's Post.