The BBC has posted the first teaser trailer for series 8! Peter Capaldi’s first series as the Doctor, the trailer reveals that the series will begin in August this year. The trailer reveals very little as it is only a teaser but have a look here:
What are you hoping will happen in this next series? Is there anything you didn’t like in the earlier series that you hope will be improved or not seen in series 8? Don’t be afraid to drop a message below.
BBC News are reporting that Frank Skinner has been given a role in the next series of Doctor Who.
What role he will play is unclear however the episode he is going to be in is known to be penned by Jamie Mathieson, a writer from another BBC series, Being Human. Steven Moffat, the show’s Executive Producer, has said that the comedian has been asking him for a role ever since he took over.
Moffat has said: “It’s no secret that Frank’s been pitching vigorously to get into Doctor Who for a while. He’s been volunteering to be ‘third monster on the left’ as long as I’ve been in this job. But now, in Jamie Mathieson’s sparkling script, we finally have a part that can showcase all of Frank’s famous wit and charm. Hopefully he’ll get out of my garden now.”
Skinner is currently on tour with his stand-up show Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit. An excited Skinner, when talking about his role in the series, said: “I love this show. I subscribe to Doctor Who magazine, I’ve got a Tardis ringtone, a five-foot cardboard Dalek in my bedroom and – when I got the call saying they wanted me to read for the part, I was in the back of my tour bus watching episode three of The Sensorites.”
Series eight will air in Autumn with new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and other confirmed stars, Samuel Anderson, Ben Miller and Keeley Hawes. Find out more by visiting the BBC News website.
The BBC have revealed Peter Capaldi’s outfit as the 12th Doctor. Capaldi has described it as having “[..] woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.”
Moffat has said: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
The latest series began filming earlier this month and is predicted to finish in August.
So what do people make of his new outfit? Good? Bad? What do you think of the description of this Doctor as a rebel Time Lord? What are you expecting of this new series and of this new Doctor?
Series 8 of Doctor Who has started filming. They were recently out on the streets of Cardiff and, as to be expected, fans were out in force filming the filming and grabbing pictures of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi. These videos have been uploaded onto YouTube and here’s one of them:
Capaldi’s outfit doesn’t appear in this video but he does seem to be riding a mechanical horse. What exactly is happening, I am not sure.