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A recent press release from BBC Books has confirmed the format and number of episodes for Doctor Who Series 9. It also confirms that this year will have another Christmas Special.
In the BBC Books press release it states that there are 12 “weekly shows” and a Christmas Special in 2015.
This follows the same format as Series 8 in 2014, which also had 12 episodes followed by a one hour festive special. So far the BBC have confirmed the writers of the first half of the series: Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse, Jamie Mathieson and Catherine Tregenna. We also know that Mark Gatiss has a story coming up too (possibly a two-parter).
Filming is currently taking place on Doctor Who Series 9 on The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived. The period adventures star Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams (see a picture of her on set HERE), Rufus Hound (watch a video of him talking about his role HERE), David Schofield (Merlin), Tom Stourton (Horrible Histories), Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger (who voiced of the Face of Boe in 2006 and 2007).
Last week the BBC revealed new pictures of a “monster” from the story, see them HERE.
Doctor Who returns to television screens in the autumn.