12/04/2012 05:15 BST | Updated 12/04/2012 05:17 BST

Doctor Who Filming - Amy Pond Steals A Kiss While The Doctor Busies Himself With A Book

Karen Gillan may be preparing to exit her role in Doctor Who, but she's going out in style.

Only a couple of weeks after filming in balmy Spain, she's joined the rest of the team in New York's Central Park.

At one point during filming, the Doctor (Matt Smith) appeared to learn that even Time Lords have to play gooseberry, busying himself with a book while Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) stole a kiss from partner Rory (Arthur Darvill).

Matt Smith appeared to be enjoying himself too, though, grinning from ear to ear as he took the opportunity to take some snaps himself, between takes.

Karen Gillan will be in Doctor Who until the end of the year, and series writer Steven Moffat has promised that her exit will be "heartbreaking".

The new companion has been named as Jenna-Louise Coleman, previously in Emmerdale.

Here are more pics of the team in action, with some bemused onlookers...

Doctor Who filming in New York