Doctor Who Extra behind-the-scenes show on its way

News Louisa Mellor
20 Aug 2014 - 11:20

A new 10-minute BBC iPlayer and Red Button show will go behind the scenes on each episode of Doctor Who series 8...

Salve to the wound fans suffered when the excellent Doctor Who Confidential was taken off our screens in 2011 is the announcement that a new weekly show promises to go behind the scenes on Doctor Who series eight, following "Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor".

Doctor Who Extra will comprise twelve ten-minute episodes, one for each episode of the new series, "getting the inside take on series eight from the people who made it". It will be available to view on BBC iPlayer and via the Red Button after the broadcast of each new adventure.

The official press bumf promises the new show will feature "unparalleled access to stars including Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson (series regular Danny Pink) plus guests Frank Skinner, Keeley Hawes, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller, Foxes and many more. Writers, such as Lead Writer/Executive Producer Steven Moffat, and directors also contribute, as they spill the beans on the on and off-screen drama." 

"Casual viewers will enjoy the fun, fast pace and lighter side of Doctor Who Extra" says the press release, "but there’s plenty for fans, too, as we take a quick dip into the archive for every edition, reflecting on how Doctor Who’s history is echoed in this current series."


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