In promotion of the highly anticipated eighth series, the Doctor Who world tour begun today in the show's hometown of Cardiff, read on for further details:
The Doctor Who World Tour began in Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who, earlier today
The day started with a photo shoot at Cardiff Castle with Peter Capaldi looking relaxed in a casual blue suit and Jenna Coleman stunning in a full-length red dress. The dramatic backdrop of the Norman castle was given a Doctor Who twist as the Tardis had materialised on top of the ancient building, leading many of the photographers to joke that they hadn’t known the Doctor would be using his time machine for the world tour!
After leaving the castle the team made the short trip to St. David’s Hall where thousands of people had lined the way to the venue. Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat and Samuel Anderson who plays Danny Pink in the new series, joined Peter and Jenna and all four of them signed autographs and chatted to fans as they made their way to the premiere. It was great to see so many people wishing the team well and there was a huge sense of excitement about the new Doctor and Deep Breath - the series’ opening episode that’s on BBC One on 23rd August.
The team finally made it to St. David’s Hall and after the world premiere of Deep Breath, Jason Mohammad hosted a Question and Answer session before the team left the Welsh capital, with Peter Capaldi saying, "World Tour is well and truly underway. Farewell Cardiff… Next stop London. Hope to see you on tour… or somewhere soon in time and space."
Thanks again to everyone who joined the team in Cardiff and helped make the day so special!
The tour will continue in London today. In other news: Steven Moffat has confirmed that filming for the Doctor Who 2014 Christmas special will begin straight after the tour, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman resuming their roles as the Doctor and Clara Oswald.