Doctor Who series 8: Frank Cottrell Boyce confirmed

News Louisa Mellor 4 Jul 2014 - 11:15

Frank Cottrell Boyce completes the line-up of writers for Doctor Who series 8...

As teased earlier in the week, novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party PeopleMillions) is indeed the writer of an episode in Doctor Who's new series.

Now the news is official, the BBC has released a smattering of details about Boyce's episode, which will feature a cast of child actors including young Harley Bird (the actress who lends her voice to CBeebies character Peppa Pig), and is to be directed by Sheree Folkson (Casanova, The Decoy Bride).

In the official press bumf about the news, Steven Moffat gave Boyce's script a raving endorsement as "pure magic - and everyting I could have hoped for from the genius behind the Olympics opening ceremony!! Doctor Who is born anew in the mind of a genius".

Boyce joins fellow series eight writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Phil Ford, Gareth Roberts, Peter Harness, Steve Thompson and Jamie Mathieson.

BBC

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