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Peter Capaldi's new Doctor Who 'more like classic series'

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Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who episodes have been compared to the "classic" era of the show.

Ben Wheatley - who is directing the first two instalments of series eight - told io9 that the show is "going back to that style".

Peter Capaldi in costume as the Doctor - First Picture

© BBC / Steve Brown


"To have a unity that runs eight years... it's pretty crazy," said Wheatley. "It seems to me the episodes that we're doing now seem more like classic Who."

The A Field in England filmmaker also described his leading man Capaldi as "a massive Who fan" who knows the series "inside out".

"He's so good," the director said. "You look at his career and you look at his performances... they are all so brilliant, and all so different as well. It was a lucky break for me, I think."

'Doctor Who' TV series filming, Cardiff, Wales, Britain - 28 Jan 2014
Jenna-Louise Coleman and Peter Capaldi
28 Jan 2014

© REX/Huw Evans


Capaldi's official Doctor Who debut will be penned by Steven Moffat, with The Sarah Jane Adventures writer Phil Ford scripting Wheatley's second episode.

Doctor Who will return to BBC One in late 2014.

Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi and series 8: Everything you need to know

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