Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi – First On Set Picture

Doctor Who Series 8 Accumulator

The actor took over the role of The Doctor from Matt Smith at Christmas having previously made a brief cameo in the 50th Anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. In the picture above hes seen wearing Smiths costume, minus the bow tie, suggesting the first episode takes place just moments after the Christmas Specials closing scene. Capaldis casting was announced in August in a live TV special which drew 6.9m UK viewers and more than 1.5m international fans. Later this month the actor will be seen as Cardinal Richelieu in the first series of BBC Ones The Musketeers. Its been reported that his casting as The Doctor will prevent Capaldi from appearing in a second series of the Alexandre Dumas-inspired drama. As filming started on a brand-new era of the Sci-Fi classic, Capaldi said: New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, Im emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world. Capaldis Doctor will be accompanied by companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, who also appeared alongside Smith. Ben Stephenson, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: Excitement and anticipation fills the air as Peter Capaldis Doctor takes control of the TARDIS for the very first time today. Its going to be one hell of a ride and I cant wait for the journey to start. Filming us now underway on episodes 1 and 2 of the eighth season which have been written by Steven Moffat and Phil Ford respectively and are being directed by Ben Wheatley. The new Doctor is expected to arrive on screens this autumn.

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You might even be wondering why weve done it! But dont worry, this page will deliciously fill up with all sorts of thrilling snippets of information as time passes. Which monsters will be appearing? Who will the guest stars be? What will the episode titles be? What directors and writers will have the honour of getting the show on their CV? Youll learn it all here well update the Accumulator the minute we get confirmed information. First, some general information about what we know about series eight Steven Moffat has confirmed that there will be at least 13 episodes in 2014. Great news! Our guess would be a run of 13 probably concluding with a fourteenth on Christmas Day and of course the great thing about that is that were not only getting a full run but its a full run in autumn/winter! One of the many things The Day Of The Doctor proved was that our show is so much better suited to dark Saturday nights. For one thing the viewing figures rocket.

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