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Monday, 7 July 2014

Doctor Who Season Eight Episodes 1-5 Titles Confirmed

Source: CultBox
If only this news could have arrived under better circumstances!
BBC Worldwide have today announced that the official scripts for the first five episodes of the eighth season of their hit science-fiction drama Doctor Who were leaked online last night. Set to première with a feature-length episode called "Deep Breath" next month, the run will star Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald and Samuel Anderson as TARDIS newcomer Danny Pink.

As a result of said marketing mishap, the final episode titles for each of the aforementioned instalments have been prematurely revealed, and although we won't delve into the implications of the names (or specific plot details taken directly from the episodes, which we have no doubt are already making their way across the interwebs as we speak), it doesn't seem to compromise the integrity of the new season and fans' engagement with it to list the titles themselves. Here goes nothing, then:
  • DEEP BREATH - Writer: Steven Moffat; Director: Ben Wheatley; Running Time: 80 minutes (approx)
  • INTO THE DALEK - Writer: Phil Ford; Director: Ben Wheatley; Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)
  • ROBOTS OF SHERWOOD - Writer: Mark Gatiss; Director: Paul Murphy; Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)
  • LISTEN - Writer: Steven Moffat; Director: Douglas Mackinnon; Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)
  • TIME HEIST - Writer: Stephen Thompson; Director: Douglas Mackinnon; Running Time: 45 minutes (approx)
Moreover, this is what the Beeb had to say to Radio Times on the unfortunate leak: "BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologize to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series. We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help and their continued loyalty."

Doctor Who will return for a new series of time-travelling journeys on BBC One and BBC America this August 23rd.

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