Site Menu

May 8th, 2014 54 comments

We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.

BBC “thrilled” with early Peter Capaldi episodes

Doctor Who: BBC said to be “thrilled” with early Peter Capaldi episodes


Early indications are that Capaldi is making an excellent Time Lord – with a “sizzling” chemistry between him and co-star Jenna Coleman, according to show sources

The BBC is said to be “delighted” and “thrilled” with the first episodes of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who.

Around five are understood to have been completed and a source on the show says that Capaldi looks on course to “make one of the best Doctors ever”. understands that the storylines have started from “the bottom up” with Capaldi’s Doctor having a clean slate of storylines with little reference to his predecessors.

“He is his own man – very distinctive,” said the source.

Read the full article at



  • dan23uk

    May 26th, 2014 - 11:22am

    the writers said they going to tell us why the doctor the Looks like the Roman form the fire of pompeii and the councillor from the last torchwood.

    • dan23uk

      May 26th, 2014 - 11:23am

      the writers said they going to tell us why the doctor Looks like the Roman form the fire of pompeii and the councillor from the last torchwood.

  • dan23uk

    May 26th, 2014 - 11:19am

    Is it true There looking for a older male actor to play the master ?

  • dan23uk

    May 26th, 2014 - 11:17am

    Hope thay don’t do lot’s of part 1 and 2 in the season at the end episodes is ok

  • the astronaut of death

    May 18th, 2014 - 2:20pm

    Apparantley where getting a 2 part season finali!

    • Danny

      May 20th, 2014 - 9:23am

      I know!


    May 15th, 2014 - 1:20am

    Is there truth in that we are heading back to sarn? I wonder if peter wyngarde as timanov might be back spouting on about logar again.

    • dan23uk

      May 26th, 2014 - 11:15am

      What are saying about dunno

  • Anonymous

    May 11th, 2014 - 9:26pm

    Wow… It’s funny how everyone was raging and moaning about Capaldi when he was announced as the Doctor and now everyone is excited and cannot wait to see him in action! It’s a really funny world we live in.

    • the astronaut of death

      May 14th, 2014 - 4:50pm

      I wasn’t moaning I was exited

    • Danny

      May 20th, 2014 - 9:24am

      I didn’t moan. I just didn’t know who he was

    • the astronaut of death

      May 20th, 2014 - 3:51pm

      me too

      it was strange when he was announced . because he was the bookie fav

  • Steve Jarvis

    May 11th, 2014 - 6:44pm

    Absolutely, absolutely no spoilers!!! The new series of Doctor Who needs no hype… There is enough excitement, being fuelled by the enthusiasm of the Doctor Who fans… To hype this now could be fatal for the Doctor and the future of all time!!!

  • Nathanwho

    May 10th, 2014 - 8:03am

    I can’t wait for the new ‘one of the best time-lords ever’!

  • Fiona Ting

    May 9th, 2014 - 11:02pm

    I cannot wait for series 8 start on TV

    • mrewanwatson

      May 12th, 2014 - 9:37pm

      I’m a bit annoyed how they’re not going to have Doctor Who starting until Autumn, it was a year ago yesterday ‘A Nightmare In Silver’ was published, and that was the penultimate episode of the season! But, then again, they did have the 50th anniversary, so It does make a bit of sense. I CANNOT WAIT!!!

  • anon

    May 9th, 2014 - 9:12pm

    I am so looking forward to series 8 I’ve got loads of Peter Capaldi former role’s on dvd, as the Doctor I think he going to brilliant.

    • anon

      May 9th, 2014 - 9:13pm

      Sorry meant to say will be brilliant.


    May 9th, 2014 - 8:37am

    Nice to know it’s going to be a clean slate after the last 4 years of the Universe is cracked, the Pandorica will open, Silence will fall when the question is asked and all that which I think did get on some fan’s nerves during the days of the 11th Doctor era, perhaps one too many story arcs at once.

    Clearly the only story arc for now will be the search of Gallifrey throughout series 8, nice and simple.

    • Dalekmus Prime

      May 9th, 2014 - 12:54pm

      I didn’t really mind, and actually quite enjoyed the complex story arcs of the Eleventh Doctor’s era, but it would be a refreshing change for Series 8 to have a simpler arc.

    • Anonymous

      May 10th, 2014 - 4:04pm

      Actually from what’s been said even the search for Gallifrey will take a back seat, it is intended as a long term thing, not something they’ll finish in a couple of series (like most people seem desperate to happen).

    • dndndnnd

      May 14th, 2014 - 1:06am


  • Rachel Cox

    May 9th, 2014 - 7:56am

    I think Peter Capaldi will make a great doctor, and am looking forward to seeing him portray The Doctor, as he is a good and solid actor; and I’m glad to see him replacing Matt Smith, of whom I was never fond of. That being said, I must say that David Tennant is and will always be my favorite Doctor!! His acting skills are sublime, and his portrayal can never be matched for me personally! There’s a reason why David has won Best Doctor in every readers poll since his portrayal of the 10th doctor, and that’s unsupassed talent! I can’t believe the hate I’ve seen here for him! Most definitely not indicitive of popular opinion, are these posts!

    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 9th, 2014 - 2:18pm

      Matt Smith won Best Doctor in DWM’s last Doctor poll and we will find out soon who will win in in their ‘First 50 Years’ poll.

    • Big D

      May 9th, 2014 - 8:53pm

      I wonder if in another 50 years of Doctor Who poll, he will feture as high. As a 50+ fan myself, who has watched from the very beginning, Jon Pertwee (Doctor 3) is my favourite to date.

    • Gordon

      May 10th, 2014 - 5:31am

      I’m so looking forward to Capaldi. I do hope he stays for at least as long as Jon (5 seasons) – Jon would have carried on but for the money thing. David did almost 5. Ecclestone was a disaster…going after 1. I love RTD…….but why he did not do the relaunch with Paul McGann is utterly beyond me. Just one of the best Doctors ever……and he from “The North”!

    • Rikki Krystal

      May 10th, 2014 - 10:43am

      I’m also 50+,and never liked tennant,my doctor is Patrick Troughton.

    • Dalekmus Prime

      May 10th, 2014 - 2:39pm

      My opinion is almost NEVER indicative of popular opinion, given my dislike of the Tenth Doctor and my fondness of Victory of the Daleks (including the New Paradigm Daleks) and The Happiness Patrol.

    • Jo

      May 11th, 2014 - 2:26am

      I too am looking forward to Peter Capaldi’s doctor. Each actor that takes on the role brings something a bit different and fun. Of the classic doctor’s Jon Pertwee is my favorite and David Tennant from the new series.

  • Anonymous

    May 8th, 2014 - 10:47pm

    No surprise there then

  • Amelia

    May 8th, 2014 - 10:32pm

    So excited! <3 I think maybe a more stand alone style with maybe running themes and characters might be a good way to start off the Capaldi era. I loved Eleven's storyline and I thought it was really well paced with wonderful development, but starting with a clean slate makes sense. Plus I get the feeling that this might be the last year of Moffat and he wants to just guide Capaldi to a good start and leave his successor without worrying about dangling storylines. =] Soooooo excited!!

    • Dalekmus Prime

      May 10th, 2014 - 2:40pm

      Well said! 😀

  • Dalekmus Prime

    May 8th, 2014 - 10:11pm

    I think he’ll be good. I don’t know if I’ll like him better than Matt Smith, who is easily my favorite right now, but with the writer who headed Smith’s era writing for him, and a great actor playing him, I have high hopes for Doctor number Twelve.

  • Doctor, 13th

    May 8th, 2014 - 9:29pm

    I rank the Doctors as from least to best:

    7th – Slyvester McCoy
    6th – Colin Baker
    1st – William Hartnell
    Film – Peter Cushing
    5th – Peter Davidson
    8th – Paul McGann
    4th – Tom Baker
    2nd – Patrick Troughtan
    War – John Hurt
    11th – Matt Smith
    9th – Christopher Eccelstone
    10th – David Tennant
    3rd – Jon Pertwee (also, my favourite story is The Time Warrior)


      May 9th, 2014 - 8:33am

      PERTWEE RULES !!! 😀 😀 😀

    • Anonymous

      May 9th, 2014 - 1:49pm

      for me my favorite doctor is tom baker

    • Big D

      May 9th, 2014 - 9:01pm

      Well said Doc13 though for me JPs best story was The Daemons. Dark with a black sense of humour, reminiscent of the old Hammer and Quatermass stories.

      The very best story in my opinion though comes from Tom Bakers Doctor in The Talons Of Weng Chiang. Again another dark mystery / thriller in the same vein, complete with dodgy giant rat.Excellent stuff.Followed by Pyramids of Mars complete with mummys.

    • Whoisthedoctor

      May 10th, 2014 - 10:21am

      7th is the best

    • Dalekmus Prime

      May 10th, 2014 - 2:43pm

      For me, it would be
      1. The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith
      2. The Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy
      3. The Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker
      4. The War Doctor, John Hurt
      5. The Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton
      6. The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee
      7. The Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston
      8. The Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison
      9. The Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann
      10. The First Doctor, William Hartnell
      11. The Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker
      12. The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant
      I estimate that Capaldi will replace Pertwee as sixth favorite, or Eccleston and my seventh favorite. For now, I’m content to see how much hate I will get for liking the Tenth Doctor least of all the Doctors.

  • anon

    May 8th, 2014 - 8:59pm

    I am so looking forward to this.

  • sammyboi101

    May 8th, 2014 - 8:28pm

    Will Peter Capaldi be better then David Tennant?
    I think he will be.

    • Dalekmus Prime

      May 8th, 2014 - 10:12pm

      Personally, I like just about every other Doctor more than Tennant, but yes, I believe he’ll make a great Doctor.

  • Lisa Gates

    May 8th, 2014 - 7:49pm

    No references from his previous regenerated selves? The show always refers to something from his past lives & the adventures.That’s how everything ties into together. Looking forward to Peter’s run as the Doctor, but anxious as well.

    • 14 of Me Now

      May 9th, 2014 - 4:03am

      Supposedly Matt Smith has a cameo calling Clara in the future to assure her the new fellow (Capaldi) is him.

    • matt9982

      May 9th, 2014 - 7:09am

      Well at the end of the Time of the Doctor just before clara enters the TARDIS she sees the phone dangling down the side of the door so she puts it back in the box and enters…

  • doctor3000

    May 8th, 2014 - 7:44pm

    apparently there is a episode called ‘ robots of Sherwood’ is this correct?

    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 8th, 2014 - 7:46pm

      That’s the working title of episode 3, yes.

    • Anonymous

      May 9th, 2014 - 7:52pm

      Other rumoured titles are

      Episode 4. Listen
      Episode 5: time heist
      Episode 7: kill the moon
      Episode 8: mummy on the orient express
      Episode 9: flat line

  • the astronaut of death

    May 8th, 2014 - 7:27pm

    well if they have made 5 episode they could give us a bit of a trailer

    • MasterKasterborous

      May 8th, 2014 - 8:31pm

      That’s way off! No need for trailers yet.

  • Rowan Walsh

    May 8th, 2014 - 7:17pm

    Well its going to be hard for him at first. Especially after Christopher, David and Matt making the show good again! And the three becoming known as the best! But im sure he can do it, may take some time for him to get his Doctor Mojo like all of them! 🙂

    • Scott Fraser

      May 8th, 2014 - 9:04pm

      I think you’ll find that Tom Baker is generally considered to be the ‘best’ Doctor.

      I’m looking forward to Capaldi’s Doctor, he’s a great actor and I’m sure he’ll do a fantastic job of it.

      As for no references to the past, well, I’m delighted. One of the major drawbacks in recent years has been the overuse of aspects from the shows past and long winded story arcs. Let’s have standalone stories and all new.


    May 8th, 2014 - 7:11pm


    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 8th, 2014 - 7:18pm

      Ooh! indeed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions