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Monday, 14 October 2013

Series 8 - Ben Wheatly to Direct Opening Episodes

It has been announced that award-winning director Ben Wheatly is to direct the first two episodes of the next series of Doctor Who, read on for further details:

It’s been announced that the award-winning Ben Wheatley will direct the opening two episodes of series eight.

Ben commented, "I am very excited and honoured to be asked to direct the first two episodes of the new series of Doctor Who. I've been a fan since childhood (Tom Baker is my Doctor if you are asking).  I've been watching the current run of Doctor Who with my son and have discovered it all over again. The work that has been done is amazing."

Ben’s previous credits include movies such as Down Terrace, Sightseers and A Field in England and he told us, "I'm really looking forward to working with Peter Capaldi and finding out where Steven Moffat is planning to take the new Doctor."

Filming for series eight of Doctor Who begins in January 2014 while it premieres later that year in the autumn. Doctor Who returns on Saturday 23rd November for the show's 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor on BBC One and BBC One HD.