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August 22nd, 2014 24 comments

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Tardis Crash lands on London’s Parliament Square

TARDIS crash lands on London’s iconic Parliament Square ahead of Doctor Who series launch

In an explosive return to the UK from their world tour, the Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and his companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, made a surprise appearance this morning at the site of a specially constructed crash-landed TARDIS on London’s Parliament Square.


Ahead of the eighth series, returning to BBC One this weekend, the theme of the crashed time machine was in keeping with the feature-length opening episode, entitled Deep Breath, which sees the Doctor arrive in Victorian London to find a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.


In front of the TARDIS and through the debris of dinosaur bones, the show’s transmission date can be seen emblazoned in the grass: Saturday 23 August. Deep Breath airs at 7.50 PM.




  • Tom Project Indigo

    August 30th, 2014 - 2:15pm

    I was lucky enough to arrive there at the same time as Peter and Jenna. I couldn’t believe it!

  • Floppy_Who

    August 24th, 2014 - 12:19pm

    I’ve watched in the cinema and re watched at home. Way more impressive on a screen the size of 2 double decker buses… The audience are fans too, so kept very quiet (apart from applause at the end) and we got an new feature from Strax giving an over view of how regeneration (or deterioration) goes wrong, the Doctor Who extra programme straight after the main feature and a 30 minute live feed from London with an interview panel of Capaldi, Coleman and Moffat. A good reason to see it in the flicks, I think.
    (Having said that, even in full cinema surround sound, the new theme arrangement still sounds like it was played on a set of demonic high pitched bagpipes…)

  • Floppy_Who

    August 24th, 2014 - 12:14pm

    He’s been around for about 30 years (including a role in series 4 of Who). Worth searching him out on IMDB to se an overview of his impressive credentials….

  • Richard Keen

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:11pm

    Not bad but…. hated ….just hated the new intro

  • Nina

    August 23rd, 2014 - 9:01pm

    The new doctor is fine but where oh where is matt smith, the most amazing doctor ever!!!!!!!!! We miss him

  • michael stephenson

    August 23rd, 2014 - 8:25pm

    Like Peter but why the cheap awful opening
    harks back to the sylvester mc coy era of cheap effects and please can we have meat to the storys turned off cant watch anymore no story very sad very sad indeed i loved Dr Who

  • Anonymous

    August 23rd, 2014 - 7:04pm

    he played john frobisher in torchwood

  • Shawn

    August 23rd, 2014 - 6:08pm

    I have never heard of the new doctor,does anyone know of other things he’s been in?I am hoping that he’ll carry the crown of previous actors of who,it premieres in the USA at 8 pm tonight,really excited to see where this doctor will take us,and new adventures.


    August 23rd, 2014 - 4:51pm

    In that case – DAMN THE SILENCE !!!!!!!!!!!.

  • dalek eternal

    August 23rd, 2014 - 4:47pm

    I’d stay at home you may get people talking or applauding and you may miss a line or two

  • Doctor

    August 23rd, 2014 - 3:24pm

    Only 4 and a half hours to go now!

  • Doctor Stu

    August 22nd, 2014 - 11:06pm

    I posted the link but the comment didn’t post but u can see the full Jenna Louise Coleman interview with the clip on the itv this morning website

  • the astronaut of death

    August 22nd, 2014 - 9:52pm

    I prefer at home

    but I imagine it would be a good experience and the cinema

  • Gallifrey FP

    August 22nd, 2014 - 8:38pm

    Should I go and see Deep Breath at the cinema? I’m still pondering.

  • Obsie

    August 22nd, 2014 - 8:15pm

    Doctor Who One : Perhaps we’re out of sync, as in the 50th show, and we were there but we can’t remember it as it’s not allowed.

  • Anonymous

    August 22nd, 2014 - 7:55pm

    I was there this afternoon

  • Adam is cool

    August 22nd, 2014 - 5:15pm

    Would it be there now ?

  • obey the whispermen

    August 22nd, 2014 - 5:08pm

    Do you have a link to the clip or was it just exclusive.

  • Anonymous

    August 22nd, 2014 - 3:53pm

    If only you had a TARDIS:)

  • Jim

    August 22nd, 2014 - 3:46pm

    I was there last week, standing at this place exactly, on Parliament Square. One week later, and I’d have the luck to meet the new Doctor himself ! It’s too sad 🙁


    August 22nd, 2014 - 3:06pm

    I ask the same thing ever time !!.

    Well, in my case it’s “Why does nothing like this ever happen to me when I’m in London ? !!” 🙁

  • Obsie

    August 22nd, 2014 - 2:07pm

    Lovely pics; reminds me of the second film from the 60’s. Why do these things happen when I’m out paying my bills?

  • Doctor Stu

    August 22nd, 2014 - 1:21pm

    I wish i was there!
    And there was an exclusive clip for episode 2 on this morning this morning
    (yes two this mornings)

  • the astronaut of death

    August 22nd, 2014 - 12:42pm

    Awesome set uo

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