Block Three of shooting Doctor Who : Series 8, began March 20th and more details about the episodes in that block are being released. The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has confirmed further details about the writers and guest stars in upcoming episodes in Series 8 (Episode 3 and 6) Both episodes are being directed by Paul Murphy.
Mark Gatiss will be back to write, once again. Gatiss’ has written a long list of episodes in Doctor Who which include The Unquiet Dead, The Idiot’s Lantern, Victory of the Daleks, Night Terrors, Cold War and most recently, The Crimson Horror. Episode 3 will be written by Gatiss. his next story will be with Peter Capaldi, The 12th Doctor and will feature guest stars including Tom Riley, Trevor Cooper, Ian Hallard, David Benson, Roger Ashton-Griffiths and Sabrina Barlett.
Gareth Roberts, who previously wrote The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Planet of the Dead (co-write), The Lodger and Closing Time will return to write in Series 8, Episode 6. The newly announced guest stars include Nigel Betts, Edward Harrison, Andy Gillies, Ellis George and Jimmy Vee.
Series 8 will broadcast in Autumn.
[ Source : Doctor Who TV ]