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Police were alerted yesterday after Daleks were involved in a shoot-out with armed guards (2004)

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Gunfire and explosions could be heard for miles around as the filming for the new TV series of Dr Who went off with a bang.

Police had a series of calls from passers-by who thought an armed robbery was going on in Cardiff city centre.

But the noise was from the special effects on the set of the cult time-travelling show.

A BBC spokesman confirmed that police had been told about the highly-explosive scenes that were being filmed in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

Shopper Mandy Britton, 33, said, 'I parked my car next to the stadium and suddenly heard gunfire.

'It was so loud and close-by that I felt myself duck for cover.

'It gave me a real fright. I had no idea that Dr Who was being filmed next door.'

Safety screens had to be put in front of the BBC cameras to avoid them being damaged by the gunfire and explosions.

Specially-trained armoury experts were on hand to keep the risk to a minimum.

A BBC insider said, 'The battle scenes are very realistic and that means the use of hazardous explosives.

'We informed South Wales Police so they were aware of our activities.'

Christopher Eccleston plays the Doctor with pop star turned actress Billie Piper as his assistant, Rose Tyler.

The new series - the first for 15 years - is due to be screened next year.

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