Doctor Who Scripts Leak Online; BBC Asks Fans Not to Spoil Season 8

Doctor Who Season 8

Big news, Doctor Who fans — the TARDIS has sprung a leak.

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Following the unexpected online release of five scripts from the series’ upcoming eighth season, BBC Worldwide on Monday released a statement, pleading with fans to keep any information they’ve seen to themselves.

“BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public,” the statement begins. “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.”

It continues: “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 when it launches. 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.”

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The leak is believed to have occurred when the scripts were sent to BBC Worldwide’s new Latin America headquarters in Miami, Fla., where they were being translated.

Premiering Aug. 23 on BBC One, the eighth season of Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

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8 Comments
  1. Just as we were finally getting in synch with the US and UK, BBC Latin America does something like this. Not smart.

  2. Joel says:

    I have no desire to read them now and hopefully will have the same determination when watching the episodes and suddenly a major plot point is hanging for a week or longer. Not sure if I’ll have quite the same self-control to not find out the answers once I know what the questions are.

  3. tvdiva says:

    The one thing I always loved about Doctor Who was that nothing was ever leaked ahead of time, and you could really watch and enjoy the show. It is a shame that someone here in the US decided otherwise.