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Peter Capaldi set to guest star in Doctor Who spinoff series ‘Class’

March 2nd, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Whovians – get excited! By now, we’re sure that you’re all aware of the fact that Doctor Who is getting a spinoff series called Class. The series will be set at the fictional Coal Hill School and now it’s just been revealed that it is likely that a certain favourite time traveler of ours will be making an appearance.

According to the Radio Times (via Squareeyed) it sounds like Peter Capaldi will appear at some point during the spinoff’s eight episode duration. Meanwhile, the final stages of casting are well underway with filming thought to start in just over a month.

However, not everyone is a massive Doctor Who fan so we’re sure that you’re crying out for some answers about what on earth is Coal Hill School? Well, that’s where we come in!

Coal Hill School was the setting for the very first Doctor Who episode way back in November 1963! In this episode, a science teacher and history teacher discover that one of their students is in fact a time traveler. Coincidentally, they’ve stopped at this stage in time whilst her grandfather (who just so happened to be the very First Doctor) fixes the TARDIS.

The outgoing Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat, who is executive producing Class, has previously described the show as “growing up in Britain, but with monsters”.

He added: “No one has documented the dark and exhilarating world of the teenager like Patrick Ness, and now we are bringing his brilliant storytelling into Doctor Who.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.