Filming begins on Doctor Who Series 13

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Doctor Who The thirteenth series of Doctor Who has begun filming with Jodie Whittaker reprising her role as the Doctor. 

As with all UK projects currently in production, the crew and cast are adhering to the strict industry and government guidelines. Due to the added time that the safety protocols demand, this series will comprise eight episodes instead of the usual eleven. 

Talking about the new series, showrunner Chris Chibnall said: “In this strangest of years, the Doctor Who production team have worked wonders to get the show back into production. We’re thrilled to be back making the show. 

“Given the complexity of making Doctor Who, and with new and rigorous Covid working protocols, it’s going to take us a little longer to film each episode, meaning we expect to end up with eight episodes, rather than the usual eleven. But rest assured, the ambition, humour, fun and scares you expect from Doctor Who will all still be firmly in place. For everyone around the world, this is a challenging period - but the Doctor never shirks from a challenge!”

Matt Strevens, executive producer BBC Studios, adds: “We are so thrilled to have unlocked the TARDIS, dusted down the sonic and be able to start filming again for the next series of Doctor Who. The amazing production team, crew and cast have worked wonders to get us shooting again in these challenging times. It’s going to be as fun filled and action packed as ever - with plenty of surprises.”

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