New Doctor Who season 8 scripts leak online

Oh dear. It seems five scripts from the upcoming new series of Doctor Who have leaked online. The BBC is urging fans not to read them or reveal any of the details.

The new season will see new doctor Peter Capaldi make his long-awaited appearance, so it’s especially horrifying for fans of the much-loved British show.

It’s thought the leaked scripts were unintentionally made available after being sent to the BBC’s newly opened Latin America headquarters in Miami for translation. Did someone send these on or was it an accidental mistype of an email? (I get a ton of those at Blimey! towers)

In a statement the British broadcaster said: “BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who series eight where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public.

“We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.

“We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23 August.

“We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.”

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.