Site Menu

January 7th, 2014 242 comments

Filming for series 8 of ‪Doctor Who‬ has begun

Filming for series 8 of ‪Doctor Who has begun. Below is the first official photo of Peter Capaldi on set with Jenna Coleman.



  • Anonymous

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:49am

    i wonder if the doctors daughter will ever return.


      January 27th, 2014 - 3:10pm

      Hopefully 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:09am

    Steven moffat has said the new costume will be revealed very soon !


      January 27th, 2014 - 3:10pm

      NICE !! 😀

  • tarts1011

    January 26th, 2014 - 10:14pm

    what about rose tiler Rory Amy captain jack and the others


      January 27th, 2014 - 3:11pm

      No. Their stories are over. Thou It would be nice to see Jack back perhaps.

  • Anonymous

    January 26th, 2014 - 2:35pm

    If The Time Lords return it be a dream come true


      January 26th, 2014 - 3:58pm

      They’ll be back !! 😉

  • Anonymous

    January 25th, 2014 - 8:04pm

    I reckon capaldi and Jenna are laugthing at matt leaving the show ( Joke)


      January 26th, 2014 - 8:12am

      It’s said that when Matt left, Jenna said to him jokingly “You dumped me !!” 😀

  • Confused

    January 24th, 2014 - 10:34pm

    Apologies if this is glaringly obvious. In bells of St. John 23 and 16 are left out of the list in Clara’s book. Does anyone know why?


      January 25th, 2014 - 5:21pm

      Perhaps when she was 16 and 23 years of age, she may have never done anything involving the book, and therefore when she was both 16 and 23 years of age, she never crossed out her previous age and wrote her current one into it.

      Either that, or on both occations – She forgot !! 😀

    • Obsie

      January 25th, 2014 - 7:53pm

      Either that or somehow the Silent have raised their horrible little heads somewhere along the line again.

  • Eternal

    January 23rd, 2014 - 6:52pm

    This is my NEW theory:

    I think the crack in time will still be prominant in series 8. As the 11th Doctor failed to ‘piece it back together again’ that resulted in the Time Lords managining to send him a message from Gallifray which is trapped in another Universe.

    So, if they can send a message through the crack then surley something else which is more powerful brake through into our Universe?

    I think that that something could be Davros and the Daleks. I reckon after Journeys End Davros somehow got nto the same Universe as Gallifray and has built a new race of Daleks. Obviously these Daleks and Davros would probably know about Gallifray so may the Doctor will have to make a new choice as a result:

    1). Allow the Daleks to attack Gallifray and let the Time War begin anew OR

    2). Destroy Gallifray for good to prevent this happening and (of course) destroy the Daleks and Davros.

    Thats what I think – please share your opinions on my theory!!!


      January 24th, 2014 - 3:33pm

      I doubt we will see the crack again. They was just a Matt Smith Era only thing really, plus they only really used the Crack to repeat the ‘Doctor Who ?’ message into our universe and give the Doctor his complete new life cycle of regenerations, so there’s no needs for cracks again.

      I don’t like the idea of Davros being in the parallel pocket universe with the Time Lords, cos if your assuming his on Gallifrey, then he’d be their prisoner.

      Plus, many of us want the Doctor to bring back the Time Lord’s and Gallifrey now that we know they was not killed by him along with their planet.

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2014 - 2:58pm


    • The Doctor

      January 22nd, 2014 - 3:03pm

      Oh, for god sake!

      I forgot to bake a cake!

      Happy Birthday John Hurt


      January 22nd, 2014 - 3:31pm

      Yep, Happy Birthday to Mr Chestburster from ‘Alien’ and Doctor Who !! 😀

    • Scott’s TARDIS

      January 22nd, 2014 - 4:04pm

      Happy Birthday to The War Doctor and Mr Ollivander!

    • The Other

      January 22nd, 2014 - 4:20pm

      Hope today has all the makings of your lucky day”

    • obsie

      January 22nd, 2014 - 6:33pm

      Two of them. I didn’t know when I was well off! However, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to “the old chap on the screen!” best wishes to JOHN HURT!!!!


    January 20th, 2014 - 9:04am

    Just cos it’s the awesome man’s big day –


    • 100000BC

      January 20th, 2014 - 3:35pm

      Yes, a very happy 80th Birthday to Doctor no. 4!

    • Obsie

      January 20th, 2014 - 3:58pm

      Wow! didn’t realise. Many Happy Returns to TOM BAKER!!!! Thank you for making my time in the 1970’s a richer, happy and brilliant place to be!

    • Sebatron

      January 20th, 2014 - 8:19pm

      Happy Birthday, Tom!!!

    • DrWhoTwins

      January 20th, 2014 - 8:39pm

      Happy Birthday Tom Baker!

    • The Other

      January 20th, 2014 - 9:34pm

      Happy 80th Tom Baker!!
      May you have many happy years ahead of you!!
      😀 😉 🙂

    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2014 - 2:56pm

      John Hurts Birthday Today!!!

  • The Moffat Paradox

    January 19th, 2014 - 8:08pm

    Hope it’s indeed more out with Timey Wimey and obsession with things like Fezzes and in with a more serious and focused Doctor like Jon Pertwee.Though the brief scene we saw of Peter Capaldi in the 50th special reminded me of 80’s comedian Phil Cool impersonating an Atlantean in Stingray.

    Dont suppose we’ll see any Venussian Karate being used? Surey every incarnation of the Doctor beside the third should be able to exhibit that physical skill?

  • da!

    January 18th, 2014 - 10:05pm


    I emailed the site the other day with a suggestion but i’ve never had a reply. Could you tell me of you’ve had the email?

  • The Ultimate Doctor

    January 17th, 2014 - 9:44pm

    Hey guys!
    another name change!
    “The Gold Guardian”
    “The Ultimate Doctor”

    • Doctor hooves

      January 18th, 2014 - 6:03am

      I first thought the new Doctor was going to bad but now
      but now I think I might like the new Doctor

  • Fiona Ting

    January 16th, 2014 - 10:51pm

    I hope series 8 is very good year this year with new actor took over matt Smith


    January 16th, 2014 - 7:06pm

    Bit of a kick in the teeth for us Doctor Who fan’s today.

    A planet that was discovered last year called ‘HD 106906 b’ which is said to look like Gallifrey will sadly not be renamed Gallifrey after a Doctor Who fan Sam Manhennet did an online petition to have it renamed Gallifrey, but sadly the IAU [International Astronomical Union] won’t change the name to Gallifrey.


    • Anonymous

      January 17th, 2014 - 4:16pm


    • The Ultimate Doctor

      January 17th, 2014 - 9:47pm

      I even signed the petition!
      Utterly boring, narrow minded, KILLJOYS!!!

    • RYCBAR123

      January 19th, 2014 - 6:57pm

      Why don’t us Whovians just keep calling it Gallifrey and making petitions until they do?! There’s plenty of us! 😀

    • The Other

      January 19th, 2014 - 8:23pm

      (Formerly The Ultimate Doctor)
      Let’s do it!
      None can defeat THE WHOVIANS!!
      (ahem… Cough)


    January 16th, 2014 - 5:43pm

    Guys, I was IMBD the other day (if you don’t know it it’s a film data base) and I wanted to check out the film “world war Z” so I was looking at the cast and noticed Peter Capaldi was in it, and played a W.H.O doctor!!! 😛 pretty cool right!? he’s been been a who doctor and a doctor who!


      January 16th, 2014 - 5:44pm

      Woops ment IMDb


    January 16th, 2014 - 5:39pm

    R.I.P Roger Lloyd-Pack you made a great cyber controller! And will be remember by everyone as the amazing actor you are! 🙁

    • dalek galt

      January 17th, 2014 - 8:17am


  • Anonymous

    January 16th, 2014 - 3:27pm

    R.I.P Cyber Controller. You will be deleting in a better place 🙁 What a shame that such a great person is gone…

  • Dalek the Supreme

    January 16th, 2014 - 12:35am

    I’ve noticed a fun thing about the Eleventh Doctor’s regeneration as well as a sad thing.
    The fun thing is that the Eleventh Doctor went out as he lived: breaking the rules.
    The sad thing is that even though it was in his timeline Gallifrey was saved, that incarnation never lived long enough to see it saved.


    January 14th, 2014 - 9:35pm

    Has anyone noticed the chair oswin sits in, in asylum of the daleks, is the same chair jenny sits on when she blasts off in the shuttle at the end of the doctors daughter???

    • Lauren Cooper

      January 14th, 2014 - 10:42pm



      January 15th, 2014 - 8:16am

      [Makes comparisons with images on Google from both episodes] Well I’ll be damned, so it is !!. Well spotted Dalek Skittles, you’ve just earned yourself a weekend trip into time and space with Clara and the new Doctor 😀


      January 15th, 2014 - 3:28pm

      Hahaha! Well if you type in oswins chair on google there are other websites who have noticed and put two pictures of Jenny and oswin in there chairs for comparison, but I noticed it before I look on the internet haha I wanted to see if anyone else noticed and of course they did cos there’s millions of fans out there! Lol 😛

    • TheIronLAD

      January 17th, 2014 - 9:56pm

      I really think its just them re using the same chair. Sorry to be boring but I don’t think Jenny and Oswin are linked :S

    • RYCBAR123

      January 19th, 2014 - 7:00pm

      Would like to see a reappearance of Jenny though :3

  • Anonymous

    January 14th, 2014 - 3:59pm

    filming picture for the first episode have shown capaldi in a victroian night gown riding on a horse

  • Anonymous

    January 13th, 2014 - 8:17pm

    Hey I had thought about the 12th Doctor not having a Sonic Screwdriver! Instead How about the Sonic Cane from Let’s Kill Hitler??? This would make the Doctor appear much more mature. It would give him an older look but he can still move around like a madman at a fast pace, but with the cane the show would be much more relaxed. For the sake of the show, the screwdriver should also be able to detach from the cane itself, so the Doctor can sneak around with it when he needs to.

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 8:18pm

      I would love that! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 8:22pm

      I also thought he might have a dark side! I mean If Matt was the man child, Capaldi should be the polar opposite. After his regeneration and during his scene in The Day of the Doctor, we saw something daring, something bold. Capaldi looked like a hunter, his anger aimed at anyone in his way. While the Doctor would never use a gun or hurt the innocent, he can still be angry. If you make the wrong move, this Doctor should hunt you down and turn you into dust. He could even start to show signs of the Valeyard, but if so, should keep it down to a minimum.

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 8:24pm

      we need another hartlell

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 8:25pm

      And Heres his loving Side So the Doctor could be a nightmare for his enemies, what about his companions? This is where he can show his loving side. While there should be no making out with other companions (I think I’ve seen enough of that from the past few Doctors), I still think he can show his love for humans. I believe that when it comes to his companions, he should act as if he was a father taking his son out on a day trip. The companions are almost like his family and thus, I think we should see that. If a Dalek so much as looks at a companion, I want to see the Doctor go into a powerful rage and destroy the Dalek. Shouting at his companions because they won’t listen to his instructions is another way to show this love. Even if it hurts their feelings, the Time Lord is only trying to protect them from disaster.

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 8:26pm

      he should be a


    • Sebatron

      January 14th, 2014 - 6:55am

      All of these ideas are great, and I hope Capaldi is like these ideas.

    • Jammy2305

      January 14th, 2014 - 11:48am

      Essentially you just summed up McCoy – The cane being his umbrella (Didn’t have a sonic)and his personality being a mix of kindess toward Ace, but manipulation and ruthlessness towards his enemies. Plus, they’ll both have scottish accents!

    • The Gold Guardian

      January 14th, 2014 - 3:56pm

      I had the same thought about the Sonic Cane!
      I also agree about a dark side for him!
      It seems all Whovians are on the same wavelength for once!!
      😉 😀

    • Imma Timelord

      January 14th, 2014 - 6:41pm



    • BUY Me

      January 15th, 2014 - 6:41pm

      no imma timelord it was destoyed in 1982s the visitation and brought back in the movie in 1996 it was already abandonneend

  • Anonymous

    January 13th, 2014 - 8:15pm

    I have a feeling capaldi will make the show feel a bit more classic again

    • Imma Timelord

      January 14th, 2014 - 6:41pm

      mhm same

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 17th, 2014 - 8:59pm

      Over 250 stories, over 700 episodes, what’s wrong with a bit of classic? After all, it was just the 50th Anniversary.

  • Ryan Rowley

    January 13th, 2014 - 8:06pm

    I think that having a new doctor that is old will make the show less for kids since the 10th doctor it has turned into a kiddy show.

    • Lauren Cooper

      January 14th, 2014 - 10:38pm

      yes. But you don’t have to be young to ACT young

    • Scott’s TARDIS

      January 16th, 2014 - 7:43pm

      Sorry, but for me it was 11 who turned it into a kiddies show.

    • The Gold Guardian

      January 17th, 2014 - 9:37pm

      No, it was MOFFAT who turned it into a childrens show, Matt was just the unfortunate actor who was The Doctor at the time!! (and a damn fine one too may I add)
      BTW I was formerly The Gold Guardian!

  • Jo

    January 13th, 2014 - 4:23pm

    I like that the new doctor is older again. As much as I loved the previous ones, the youth thing was getting a little … old. This Doctor should be refreshing – even if he’s not so fresh-faced.

    What I’d really like to see is a MALE companion, though. (Not just the boyfriend of the typical female companion, but a male companion in his own right.)


      January 13th, 2014 - 4:55pm

      Well, we had Rory not long ago, but yeah, another male companion would be nice.

    • Jammy2305

      January 14th, 2014 - 11:49am

      But as stated, Rory was another boyfriend character… We need another Jamie!

    • BUY Me

      January 15th, 2014 - 6:43pm

      or ian or steven or ben or the brig or benton or yates or harry or adric or turlough or adam or jack


    January 12th, 2014 - 5:32pm

    I want to see NO daleks they’ve been overused or if they are gonna bring them back, they should make new better daleks! I’m so sick of seeing the time war daleks, their design is boring now and there’s nothing new or exciting with them anymore


      January 12th, 2014 - 7:04pm

      Someone else on this site said recently that they have to use the Daleks every year, otherwise their rights to use them in the series get revoked by the Terry Nation Estate who are the original owners of the copyrights.

      They need to bring back Davros good and proper, and reintroduce the Special Weapons Gunner Dalek with a brand new design, and perhaps introduce the concept of Spider Daleks and Striders from the John Peel 8th Doctor novel ‘War of the Daleks’.

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2014 - 7:09pm

      not having the daleks is like not having the tardis

    • MasterKasterborous

      January 13th, 2014 - 7:29pm

      DOCTOR WHO ONE, I’d like to see some actual evidence of that. There were only in Series 6 for about 30 seconds mind.

      And anonymous, the Daleks weren’t in Seasons 5*,6*,7,8*,13,14,15,16,18*,19,20*,23,24,26 or 32** and we don’t discredit almost half of the series because of a lack of appearance.

      *seen on a screen or in someones thoughts
      **very brief appearance

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 8:09pm

      the new rule has been running about the daleks having to appear every year has been happening since nation died so yes DOCTOR WHO ONE is right.

      p.s the dalek did actually appear in season 32 they appeared in the wedding of river song 🙂

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 8:11pm

      and yes there apperence in season 32 was only 30 seconds but an appearance is an apperence 🙂

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 14th, 2014 - 2:14pm

      I wouldn’t mind seeing the Daleks again if they can still come up with something new to do with them or add to the characters’ mythology, like in Asylum of the Daleks. I have to admit, I’d like to see Julian Bleach return as Davros, too, as long as his presence doesn’t outshine that of the Daleks themselves. What I really want to see most of all is the New Paradigm Daleks used to their full extent. While the design is extremely controversial, it’s hard to deny the hidden weapon, color-coded ranks, and the mysterious purpose of the Eternal Dalek hold some potential.

    • MasterKasterborous

      January 14th, 2014 - 11:52pm

      But Annnonymous, that doesn’t provide any evidence. Just because there is a correlation does not imply causation. Where has this ‘rule’ been said?


    January 12th, 2014 - 4:28pm

    I know that’s Matt Smith’s costume, but it looks good on Capaldi. I think he should keep it and maybe add a regular tie or a cravat. No Doctor has ever kept their old clothes before, that would be a nice change.

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2014 - 4:48pm

      no the doctor’ clothes kind of relsemble there character it is there symbol and if he wore this then he would be the same as smith


      January 12th, 2014 - 5:12pm

      I agree with Anonymous, every Doctor defines their appearance by their choice of outfit, it would look right if say, the 5th Doctor decided to wear the clothes of the 4th Doctor, or if the 10th Doctor decided to keep wearing the clothes of the 9th Doctor. It just wouldn’t be right.


      January 12th, 2014 - 5:13pm

      It’s wouldn’t look right, not would look right, sorry all 😀

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 3:38pm

      When the 4th Doctor wore the Question Mark shirt the 5th and 6th Doctors decided to keep it

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 3:48pm

      no they did nt


      January 13th, 2014 - 3:53pm

      The 4th, 5th and 6th Doctor’s all had question marks on their collars.

      The 4th Doctor started using it by the time it was the 80’s. It then ended up being used on the collars of the 5th and 6th Doctors, while the 7th had a question marked pull over and question mark shaped handle for his umbrella.

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2014 - 3:56pm

      yeah but it was ot the ezacted same t shirt

    • Scott’s TARDIS

      January 14th, 2014 - 7:38am

      Nope. The 4th Doctors question marks were gold and the shirt had stretched out collars, The Fifth Doctor’s question marks were red with a plain shirt, The Sixth Doctor’s shirt had red question marks with a chequered stripe down the middle of the buttons, and The a Seventh Doctor’s shirt didn’t have any question marks on it. Hope this helps

  • Lee Llewellyn-Thornhill

    January 12th, 2014 - 4:10pm

    Guess what! This is Peter Capaldi, he is going to be diffrent No Bow Tie or stupid Fez Matt has gone, Welcome to a NEW age OUR doctor is going to be amazing and not like any other, I think I see a dark and strong doctor.

  • Lauren Cooper

    January 12th, 2014 - 7:56am

    For everyone that doesn’t know peter also play in the
    ‘fires of Pompeii’ as the father, Caeilius andKaren Gillan played as one of the Soothsayers! funny!

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2014 - 8:40am

      Peter Capaldi was in Torchwood: The Children of Earth aswell

    • cyberman2

      January 12th, 2014 - 5:54pm

      well the tardis was orange in a comic 😆


      January 12th, 2014 - 7:02pm

      And pink in ‘The Happiness Patrol’.

    • BUY Me

      January 15th, 2014 - 6:46pm

      and blue

  • Lauren Cooper

    January 12th, 2014 - 7:43am

    damn no fez I am bovvered!! 🙁

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 14th, 2014 - 2:18pm

      The fez and other such eccentric hats were an attribute of Matt’s Doctor. Peter Capaldi, like any new Doctor before him, is playing a new Doctor. He’s still the Doctor, but he also has elements of his own added to the mix.

  • Lauren Cooper

    January 12th, 2014 - 7:42am

    damn no bow tie! I am bovvered!! 🙁

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 14th, 2014 - 2:19pm

      The dropping of the bow tie was symbolic of the end of Matt’s era, and while it did suit the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor needs to develop his own style.

    • Lauren Cooper

      January 14th, 2014 - 10:40pm

      very true still it makes it quite funny

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 16th, 2014 - 12:27am

      Many fans have gotten upset at how often the line has been used. While I consider the bow tie a fundamental part of the Eleventh Doctor’s fashion sense and believe the costume just wouldn’t look right without a bow tie, it would be more suitable for the next Doctor to have a different main costume piece. For Tom Baker, it was a scarf, for Peter Davison, it was a celery stick, and for Matt Smith, it was a bow tie. As for Peter Capaldi, we’ll see.

Leave a Reply to StaffyFrazerboy Cancel 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