‘Doctor Who’: Christmas special director confirmed

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Jamie Payne, who previously directed Series 7’s ‘Hide’, will direct the one-hour episode, reports Blogtor Who.

The director has also helmed episodes of The White Queen, The Hour and Call the Midwife.

The BBC announced earlier this month that Matt Smith will leave Doctor Who in the special, which also sees the return of Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara. Filming will begin in Cardiff later this summer.

> Read our review of ‘Hide’.

Series 8 will apparently begin airing late next summer and will run for 12 episodes.

> Find out all the latest details in our Series 8 news summary.

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