Doctor Who series 8 premiere date revealed

News Louisa Mellor 27 Jun 2014 - 23:19

Doctor Who returns to British television on Saturday the 23rd of August 2014...

"I don't think I know who the Doctor is anymore" - Clara Oswald

Psst, Clara. It's Peter Capaldi, you know, from The Thick Of It?

The BBC has announced the official UK start date for Doctor Who's eighth series since its revival as Saturday the 23rd of August, 2014. As far as we know, international air dates are yet to be confirmed, but if series eight follows the pattern established by its predecessor then our US chums may well be able to tune in on the same day as us.

The first episode of the new run, believed to have been written by Steven Moffat and directed by Ben Wheatley, is entitled Deep Breath and according to the official press release, will be "feature-length". Exciting stuff.

The news accompanied a new image (below) and this fifteen-second teaser in which the new Doctor asks his "pal" Clara whether or not he's a good man... 

Read more about series eight on Den Of Geek, here.

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