The world famous BBC series Doctor Who was brought to life in Buckingham Palace on Monday (November 18) - one of the few places the time travelling Doctor had yet to visit - as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the hit television series.

Four Time Lords in total - Matt Smith, Tom Baker, Peter Davison and John Hurt - were in attendance at the event hosted by the Countess of Wessex.

Others attending the reception for cast and crew included current star and Doctor's assistant Jenna Louise Coleman and former sidekick Catherine Tate.

The series celebrates its 50th birthday this Saturday (November 23) with an anniversary episode called "The Day Of The Doctor" which features Smith as well as his predecessor David Tennant and includes John Hurt as 'The War Doctor'.

Sophie also met young competition winners from two Cardiff schools where scenes from the 50th episode were filmed.

The pupils were asked to come up with drawings of The Queen's Tardis, with the winning pictures on show at the reception.

Presented by Adam Justice