Series Ten for DOCTOR WHO!
It’s been an open secret for some months – showrunner Steven Moffat appeared to confirm his continued involvement at a publicity event in New York recently (see #415) – but the BBC have now, without fanfare, confirmed that Doctor Who will return for a tenth (new) series. Page 32 of the BBC Worldwide Annual Review, published on July 14th, reports on matters concerning Corporate governance and states “During the year matters under review included plans to launch the global genre brands BBC First in Australia and New Zealand on Foxtel and BBC Brit and BBC Earth in Poland; and investments in The Musketeers S3 and Doctor Who S10”. The upcoming Series Nine, however, commences on BBC One and BBC America on September 19th with Steven Moffat’s The Magician’s Apprentice, which will receive its worldwide premiere on August 27th at a special screening at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse Cinema as part of The Guardian’s Edinburgh International Television Festival. The screening, which will be followed by an onstage Q&A session, is already sold out.