Step back in time with the Radio Times to January this year, where, to celebrate a ground-breaking 2013 – including a new companion, the 50th anniversary, and a regeneration no less – Jenna Coleman collected not one, but two gongs for the show at the National Television Awards.
Now, hurtle back to the present day, where, gong in hand, Jenna Coleman speaks to the very same magazine about those exciting, tentative first days of Peter Capaldi’s first season as the Doctor – via this exclusive video:
We’ve just taken off like a rocket really so it’s lovely to come over and collect this and take it back to the team.
It was for her former TARDIS companion that Jenna was on hand to collect one of the shows two awards – for Best Drama Performance for the mercurial Matt Smith and for Best Drama respectively.
Asked at the time what the dynamic is like between Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and Clara, Jenna wasn’t giving too much away:
It’s far too early. We pretty much pick up where we left off at Christmas and we carry on the story straight away after the regeneration so we’re dealing with that for the first episode.
With that nascent dynamic developing as filming on Series 8 continues it’ll be interesting to see how Clara develops under the steely gaze of what has promised to an edgier, fiercer Doctor. Not to mention the hang thread of just why the TARDIS has taken a dislike to Clara.