Deep Breath Gets Edinburgh TV Festival Screening

The 39th annual Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival has announced the exciting first-look screenings of TV episodes and features showing as part of this year’s festival, with Doctor Who Series 8 premiere Deep Breath among them!

Showing at Edinburgh’s The Filmhouse Cinema, screenings for 2014 also include the first episode of the new series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible followed by a Q&A with Dynamo himself, and Showrunners, a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating world of the US’s television showrunners.

But what you really want to know about is Deep Breath, which will be playing Thursday 21st August at The Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh from 16.45 – 18.05. 

Written by Steven Moffat, the first episode of the hotly anticipated new series of Doctor Who will see Peter Capaldi launch as the Twelfth Doctor, one of TV’s most iconic roles, alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara.  Making a spectacular return to the big screen, the premiere episode of the eighth series will be screening in selected cinemas across the world from 23rd August – but with its screening on 21st August, GEITF is one of the places you can see it first!  The episode was produced by Nikki Wilson and directed by Ben Wheatley.

Tickets will cost £10 / £8 concession and be available from Monday 4th August, and can be booked through The Filmhouse Cinema in person, by phoning 0131 228 2688 or online at

Christian Cawley


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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