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New Doctor Who Series 8 Lands August 23rd! [VIDEO]

Getting excited about Doctor Who Series 8? The BBC has tonight confirmed a start date of August 23rd 2014, and as such has released these new images of the Doctor and Clara in the TARDIS, along with a trailer on BBC One!

You can see the trailer, placing the Doctor and Clara in completely new situations, above. The BBC tells us that the Series 8 premiere, with its title confirmed as Deep Breath, will be “feature length”!

Here’s how we shared the images on Facebook a few minutes ago, shortly after they were released:

As you may have read, Michael Pickwoad’s TARDIS interior – introduced in 2012’s The Snowmen - has been slightly adjusted with new lighting and a couple of other cosmetic adjustments. Meanwhile the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara Oswin (Jenna Coleman) stand in suitably dramatic poses for what promises to be an extremely memorable run of episodes.

So far, Doctor Who Series 8 looks like this:

  • Episode 01, Deep Breath written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley. Completed.
  • Episode 02, written by Phil Ford. Directed by Ben Wheatley. Completed.
  • Episode 03, written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Paul Murphy. Completed.
  • Episode 04, written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Completed.
  • Episode 05, written by Steve Thompson. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Completed.
  • Episode 06, written by Gareth Roberts. Directed by Paul Murphy. Completed.
  • Episode 07, written by Peter Harness. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst. Completed.
  • Episode 08, written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst. Completed.
  • Episode 09, written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon.
  • Episode 10, written by TBC. Directed by TBC (still in production).
  • Episode 11/12, written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. (Still in production.)

You’ll notice from the above that Steven Moffat has only written four episodes, with the tenth still to be confirmed. We’re hoping for a big name here, like Neil Gaiman or even – gasp – Russell T Davies.

Amazingly, D0ct0r Who Series 8 is almost upon us. You can set your diary and make social arrangements around it now – how exciting is that?!



Christian Cawley

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


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