DOCTOR Who was in Penarth.

The hit TV series recently shot scenes at Penarth Barrage on a floating pontoon, which plays a part in one of the episodes.

Filming for the new series also took place at Cardiff Bay Barrage.

It was reported the cast had to brave sub-zero conditions for the shoot which was done during the Vale’s recent freezing temperatures.

The shoot involved a floating pontoon which was towed into one of the three entrance locks in Penarth Barrage.

Penarth Times: Penarth Marina and Cardiff Barrage where Doctor Who was being filmedPenarth Marina and Cardiff Barrage where Doctor Who was being filmed (Image: Google Maps)

Next year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Dr Who franchise, with the latest incarnation of the Time Lord being Ncuti Gatwa.

Ncuti – formerly of the Penarth-based Netflix series Sex Education – will be the fifteenth Doctor. Coronation Street's Millie Gibson will be his companion

The official Doctor Who Twitter account confirmed the sci-fi series had started filming earlier this month, on December 5.

The first episode of the new Doctor Who series will air during Christmas 2023 after the Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials - starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate - coming in November next year.