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Doctor Who Series 8 To Have “At Least 13 Episodes”

October 31st, 2013 by Saxon 1 Comment

Some whovians have felt extremely let down by the actual amount of Doctor Who episodes which have been broadcast during the shows 50th Anniversary year – 10 in total by the end of 2013.  The majority of which were remaining episodes from Series 7 held over from last year.  

However, there is some good news for the future at least. Showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that we can expect a full series for Peter Capaldi’s debut run next year. In an interview with Broadcast, Moffat says they are committed to producing “at least” 13 episodes in 2014. Although, it is not clear if this includes the 2014 Christmas special or not. Earlier reports did suggest that Series 8 would be slightly reduced to 12 episodes as opposed to 13.

Speaking about the difficulty of juggling his current workload on the show Moffat said: “There’s always a point in production, usually half-way, maybe two thirds, through a series when you realise you’re juggling at least one aspect of each show at once: maybe a press launch for one, another in the edit and I might not have written the last one. You wake up in the night thinking about 13 emergencies, each of them equally calamitous. As a lifestyle choice, it’s questionable.” He adds: “One of the hardest things for me to do is work out when I’ll have time to write. A whole week can disappear when I haven’t had a moment to sit down. I was amazed recently when I got a script ready in time for the tone meeting.”

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  • Craig Berrington-potts

    I’m glad we’re getting a full seaon in 2014 and not half a season per year as I feel robbed this year (despite Moffats flannel), hope there is 13 eps and then a christmas special, as the BBCs biggest show, biggest export and biggest money spinner it should be treated with the respect it deserves. I’m pleased with their 50th anniversary celebrations they do seem to be doing a lot for it and fair play to them for that but I do like a full series per year. One more thing… if Moffat is finding it hard juggling Doctor Who and Sherlock then he should commit full time to one or the other.

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