Doctor Who series 11 leak: more on the BBC’s action against footage leak

A bit more on the BBC taking legal action over the leaked footage from Doctor Who series 11.

BBC News has confirmed that an application has now been filed with the California Federal Court, that is asking the website Tapatalk to hand over details of who uploaded copyrighted materials. Tapatalk itself is not accused of wrongdoing.

A spokesman for the BBC said that it “”will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security – ensuring Doctor Who fans enjoy the final and fully completed version of the episode when it premieres”.

The clip itself was also said to be unfinished, and had only a temporary score laid over it.

The scene, furthermore, had been seen and discussed online nearly a week before it actually was known to have leaked.

The BBC’s report is here.

Previously…

The BBC is set to take legal action over the leaked clip from Doctor Who series 11 that appeared online at the end of June.

Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall’s first full series of Doctor Who has been filming for the past eighth months, and barely a thing has leaked out. Which must make it doubly frustrating that footage from the first episode of the new run appeared online.

Now, Digital Spy reports that the BBC is pursuing legal action over the leak, with the site Tapatalk in its crosshairs.

In a statement, the BBC said that “[we] will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security – ensuring Doctor Who fans enjoy the final and fully completed version of the episode when it premieres”.

The new series of the show is expected to debut in October, with a trailer likely to debut later this month at San Diego Comic-Con.

More as we hear it.