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It's been a big year for Doctor Who fans, with the transition from Matt Smith to Peter Capaldi accompanied by an anniversary special episode to drive us crazy. And now, to commemorate the first day of shooting for Season 8 of Doctor Who, the BBC has released the first on set picture of the 12th Doc.

The BBC accompanied this photo with a brief statement:

On the heels of the Doctor's recent regeneration, BBC AMERICA has released the first image of the Twelfth Doctor, (The Thick of It), who stepped on set today for his first full day of filming for season eight of the hit series. Capaldi made his first appearance as the Doctor in the show’s 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, before formally taking over the iconic role in the 2013 Christmas special. Starring alongside Jenna Coleman (Death Comes to Pemberley) as companion Clara, Capaldi will next appear in season eight of Doctor Who, which premieres later this year.

The filming of the eight series of Doctor Who has now begun in Cardiff, Wales, with the first episode written by Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and the second by Phil Ford (Torchwood). Both are being directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England). Many hurrahs for that!

So ready... Is it August yet?



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