‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 has finished filming

Peter Capaldi has confirmed that shooting on the new series of Doctor Who was completed on Wednesday this week.

Capaldi appeared alongside co-star Jenna Coleman and writer Steven Moffat at the BFI in London last night for the screening of Series 8’s first episode, attended by CultBox.

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Series 8 began filming on Tuesday 7 January and begins airing on BBC One on Saturday 23 August.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore introduced the launch, describing the new series as “visceral, emotional and epic”, promising that there is “nothing safe and predictable about the new series and the new Doctor”.

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In a Q&A after the screening of ‘Deep Breath’ hosted by Boyd Hilton, Capaldi was asked to sum up his Doctor in five words. He chose: “Funny, joyful, passionate, emphatic, fearless.”

Co-star Jenna Coleman rose to the challenge too, picking these five words: “Enigmatic, myterious, complex, warm, unmannered.”

Steven Moffat’s five words to describe Capaldi’s Doctor were: “More Scottish than last time.”

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Coleman also teased: “The show feels very rejuvinated. [The new Doctor has] thrown everything off-kilter.”

Moffat addressed Series 8’s change in pace, commenting: “There was a danger we were getting faster every year.”

> Here’s everything we know about Series 8 so far.

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