BBC urge fans not to spoil new series of ‘Doctor Who’ after five scripts leak online

Broadcaster apologises for mix-up over Series 8 information

The BBC have been forced to apologise and urge fans not to share details after five scripts for the forthcoming series of Doctor Who leaked online.

The Series 8 scripts include the opening episode ‘Deep Breath’, and are believed to have become available after being sent to BBC Worldwide’s Latin America office in Miami. In a statement issued to the Radio Times, BBC officials urged fans not to spoil the series by disclosing details found in the scripts.

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

Doctor Who returns to BBC 1 on August 23. As previously reported, comedian Frank Skinner has been cast in the show. Pop star Foxes will also appear in one episode while Jenna Coleman is returning as the Doctor’s assistant, Clara Oswald.

New Doctor Pete Capaldi makes a brief appearance in the latest teaser trailer for Series 8. Click below to watch now.