Overview

Filming has begun in Cardiff for season nine of BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who and includes a star-studded guest cast. Starring Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his companion, Clara Oswald, the new season returns fall 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 season of Doctor Who.”

Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones) joins the 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 1970’s, 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 premiere episodes will be Morven Christie (Death in Paradise, Twenty Twelve), Arsher Ali (The Missing, Wallander), Colin McFarlane (Citizen Khan, Eastenders), Steven Robertson (Utopia, In the Flesh), Neil Fingleton (Jupiter Ascending, Game of Thrones), Zaqi Ismail, and theatre actress Sophie Stone.

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

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Episode Guide

Deep Breath

When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him.

Written by Steven Moffatt. Directed by Ben Wheatley.

Into the Dalek

A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them now… With the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever he is forced to examine his conscience. Will he find the answer to the question, “am I a good man?”

Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley.

Robot Of Sherwood

In a sun dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars, and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes actually exist?

Written by Mark Gatiss. Directed by Paul Murphy. Guest starring Tom Riley & Ben Miller.

Listen

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, the Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.

What happens when the Doctor is alone? And what scares the grand old man of Time and Space? Listen!

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

Time Heist

The Doctor turns bank robber when he is given a task he cannot refuse: steal from the most dangerous bank in the cosmos. With the help of a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer, the Doctor and Clara must fight their way past deadly security and come face to face with the fearsome Teller, a creature of terrifying power that can detect guilt…

Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Guest starring Keeley Hawes.

The Caretaker

When terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school the Doctor decides to go undercover. The Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy all humanity – and worse, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are going to meet.

Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat. Directed by Paul Murphy.

Kill The Moon

In the near future, the Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life.

Written by Peter Harness. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst. Guest starring Hermione Norris and Tony Osoba.

Mummy On The Orient Express

The Doctor and Clara are on the most beautiful train in history speeding among the stars of the future. But a deadly creature is stalking the passengers. Once you see the horrifying Mummy you only have 66 seconds to live. No exceptions, no reprieve. As the Doctor races against the clock Clara sees him at his deadliest and most ruthless. Will he work out how to defeat the Mummy? Start the clock!

Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Paul Wilmshurst. Guest starring Frank Skinner, Foxes, and David Bamber.

Flatline

Separated from the Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With people to save and the Doctor trapped, Clara comes up against an enemy that exists beyond human perception.

Written by Jamie Mathieson. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Guest starring Christopher Fairbank.

In The Forest Of The Night

One morning in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived…

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Directed by Sheree Folkson. Guest starring Abigail Eames, Jaydon Harris-Wallace, Ashley Foster, and Harley Bird.

Dark Water

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Missy is about to come face to face with the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming… “Death is not an end” promises the sinister organization known only as 3W – but, as the Doctor and Clara discover, you might wish it was.

Written By Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Guest starring Michelle Gomez and Chris Addison.

Death In Heaven

With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies, and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role. Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Rachel Talalay. Guest starring Michelle Gomez, Chris Addison, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jemma Redgrave, and Ingrid Oliver.

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