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January 14th, 2015 42 comments

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Doctor Who Filming News – Two Part Story For Series 9

From the official site…

Filming has begun in Cardiff for series 9 of Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast. The new series will be back on BBC One in Autumn 2015.

The episodes currently being filmed are written by Toby Whithouse (The Game, Being Human), produced by Derek Ritchie and directed by Daniel O’Hara (Silent Witness 2015, The Game, Being Human).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said, “An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action – for one of our scariest adventures yet!”

On set filming for the new series, Peter Capaldi added, “The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I’m delighted to be back filming my second series of Doctor Who.”

Paul Kaye who played Thoros of Myr in the third series of Game of Thrones joins the Doctor Who cast for the two-part episode. A comedian and actor, Paul is also well-known for being the voice of Vincent the fox on the puppet-based BBC comedy Mongrels.

Commenting on his role, Paul Kaye, said, “As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were Top of the Pops and Doctor Who, they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called ‘Looking for Davros’ in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid ‘90’s and landing this role in Doctor Who completes the dream double.

“Peter is a perfect Doctor and I’m loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!”

Also starring in the episodes will be Morven Christie who recently played the role of Amanda in the crime drama Grantchester and featured in Death in Paradise (2014) and Twenty Twelve.

Arsher Ali who played the part of Malik Suri in the critically acclaimed The Missing (BBC One) takes up a role in the guest cast alongside Colin McFarlane who appeared in EastEnders as part of the Who Killed Lucy Beale? storyline.

Recognised for her theatre and TV performances, actress Sophie Stone appears in the show for the first time. Sophie was the lead actress in the play Woman of Flowers and has appeared in Midsummer Murders and Casualty.

Also joining Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and confirmed for roles in the double episode are Zaqi Ismail, Steven Robertson and Neil Fingleton.

Further guest cast for series 9 will be released over the coming months. Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One.



  • The Legend Doctor

    April 27th, 2015 - 1:23am

    2 parter that combines all plot holes into one thing? :O

  • Cousins2019

    February 2nd, 2015 - 11:47am

    Mine is blink, The empty child and the doctor dances and also Waters of mars 😀

  • Cousins2019

    February 2nd, 2015 - 11:46am

    I hope they are 13 episode’s in this series this year not like series 8 when there was 12 and hopefully we will have 3 two part’s

  • yognot

    January 22nd, 2015 - 2:39pm

    Oh yeah. What happened to that spin-off? Was it canceled?

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2015 - 9:41am

    The writing isn’t adapted to the actor, or at the very least Steven Moffat doesn’t change his writing between actors. He always writes for “The Doctor” and lets the actors do the work. For example, go and watch The Night of the Doctor, and imagine that it isn’t Paul McGann in that scene, it could probably fit any of the other Doctors just as well, but it is the actor who makes the difference.

  • Anonymous

    January 22nd, 2015 - 9:39am

    K-9 does have a hover mode, we’ve just never seen it in use (at least in any authorised production).

  • yognot

    January 21st, 2015 - 2:31pm

    If K9 does come back (which I really hope he does ! 😀 ) then how will he get up the stairs to the console? Right after the doors are stairs to the console and K9 can’t fly… Really hope he comes back!

  • calli

    January 20th, 2015 - 6:51pm

    I’m looking forward to the second part of the season but I love to see K9 with Capaldi in an earth shattering episode.He has been gone too long the faithful hound.They would really work well together.

  • Guy The Zygon

    January 20th, 2015 - 10:55am

    Creepiest (New Series) must be Impossible Planet/Satan Pit: “To-byyyyyy……To-byyyyy…..” Classic Series: Planet of Evil or Seeds of Doom (most of Season 13 was pretty terror-inducing)

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    January 18th, 2015 - 11:29am

    I can watch The Waters of Mars now, but back when it aired I was 9 and it terrified me. I was afraid to drink water that day. 😆

  • Dalek Supreme

    January 18th, 2015 - 11:18am

    It’s a two parter! Don’t care, it’s a two parter!

    *begins to dance furiously*

  • The Surgeon

    January 18th, 2015 - 11:11am

    I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s Silence in the Library! That episode ripped me apart.

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