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Around the World in Twelve Days with the Twelfth Doctor - Doctor Who World Tour

From Cardiff and London via Seoul, Sydney, New York, and Mexico City, to finally ending up in Rio de Janeiro, it’s been a whirlwind of enthusiastic fans, sightseeing and celebrating all things Who.

Steven Moffat has said the surprise cameo “felt utterly right” for ‘Deep Breath’.

WARNING: The following story contains spoilers!

Speaking on the surprise cameo of Matt Smith’s Doctor, he said: “It just felt utterly right for what we were planning for Peter’s Doctor - and right for Matt’s Doctor that he would think of that as he was just about ready to go out the door. And you think, well it’s never been done before - why not?”

“I did wonder. I wondered when we sat in the cutting room, ‘Does this seem strange?’ And then you remember you’re making Doctor Who and you go, ‘Yes this does seem strange - that’s absolutely fine!’”

Moffat also confirmed that the scene was shot during filming of the 2013 Christmas Special: “We shot that on the set of ‘The Time of the Doctor’, which meant I had to write that scene first and then fill in some gumph about clockwork robots.”

Capaldi also commented on the cameo: “I love Matt, I think he’s fantastic. He had a great kind of wisdom about him; he had this great combination of youthfulness and this very old soul, which is very unique, so I was delighted that he showed up.”

Doctor Who Series 8 continues on Saturday, 30th August at 7:30pm on BBC One.

Steven Moffat has offered teasers for each episode of Doctor Who Series 8 in the latest issue of the Radio Times.

The following does contain a few spoilers, so please read no further if you prefer to avoid spoilers.

Deep Breath - Killers stalk London in the late 1890′s. A restaurant that is actually a slaughterhouse and a buried spaceship see the Doctor confronting a long-forgotten foe.

Into the Dalek - A miniaturised team embark on a fantastic voyage into a Dalek so damaged it has become good.

Robot of Sherwood - The Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars in Sherwood Forest. Who is real and who isn’t?

Listen - What scares the Doctor? Ghosts of the past and future crowd into the lives of the Doctor and Clara; a terrified caretaker in a children’s home, the last man standing in the universe, and a little boy who doesn’t want to join the army… “What’s that in the mirror, and the corner of your eye? What’s the footstep following, but never passing by?”

Time Heist - The Doctor is tasked with breaking into the Bank of Karabraxos, the deadliest in the cosmos. He is helped by a beautiful shape-shifter and cyber-augmented gamer. But nothing can prepare them for the Teller: a creature that can detect guilt.

The Caretaker - Clara has it all under control, so long as everybody in her life never actually meets, but then Coal Hill welcomes a new relief caretaker with a Scottish accent, while the Skovox Blitzer is ready to destroy humanity.

Kill the Moon - In the near future, the Doctor and Clara arrive on a decrepit shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crashing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of eviscerated corpses, spider-like creatures scuttling about in the dark, and a terrible dilemma.

Mummy on the Orient Express - The Mummy is stalking the passengers and if it sees you you have 66 seconds to live. Clara sees the Doctor at his most deadliest and most ruthless and realises it’s time to say goodbye.

Flatline - Clara is now separated from the Doctor and discovers a threat from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection? With no Doctor around, Clara goes against a foe that exists beyond normal perception.

In the Forest of the Night - The human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: the trees have moved back in. Everywhere a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth.

Dark Water / Death in Heaven - In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre around the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming over him. Death is not an end, promises the organisation known as 3W.

“You betrayed me. You betrayed my trust, our friendship, and everything I’ve ever stood for. You let me down.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August at 7:50pm on BBC One.

Steven Moffat has teased that Peter Capaldi’s regeneration leads to a “frightening” dynamic between the Doctor and Clara.

The opening episode of Series 8, ‘Deep Breath’ features Clara caught off guard by the Doctor’s personality changes, when investigating a conspiracy in Victorian London.

Speaking to TVLine, Moffat said: “What would it be like if you were Matt Smith one moment and Peter Capaldi the next? It must be frightening - especially when you look at your best friend in the whole world, the person upon who you’re anchored - and they don’t see you. They literally look right through you and see someone else.”

Moffat added that Capaldi’s unique approach to the role included him defying the show’s penchant for having the Doctor “dance or be running around the console” while solving problems.

“He’d say, ‘Actually, no, I’m just going to stand here’. Instead of coming to the room, he let the room come to him. He was really bold and brave and made those changes. That was Peter finding his own path.”

Doctor Who Series 8 begins on Saturday, 23rd August at 7:50pm on BBC One.

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