‘Doctor Who’ writer Gareth Roberts returning for Series 8

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Roberts previously penned ‘The Lodger’ and ‘Closing Time’ for Matt Smith’s Doctor, featuring James Corden as Craig.

He also wrote ‘The Shakespeare Code’ and ‘The Unicorn and the Wasp’ for David Tennant’s Doctor, as well as many episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures and Wizards vs Aliens.

Issue 139 of Quench, a Cardiff student lifestyle magazine, features an interview with Roberts and reports that he is “currently working on the new Peter Capaldi episodes for Doctor Who Series 8″.

Showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the next series of Doctor Who will be “a bit raw” and go in a “different direction”.

Series 8 begins filming next week and is expected to start airing on BBC One in August 2014.

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