Watch Radio Times meet Jenna Coleman

Watch Jenna Coleman exclusively tell RadioTimes.com that series eight of Doctor Who has "taken off like a rocket"

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With a 50th anniversary, a new companion AND a regeneration, 2013 was a great year for Doctor Who. A fact which was marked last night when the BBC1 sci-fi show picked up two gongs at the National Television Awards in January. 

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Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s companion Clara, was there to accept the show’s awards, for best drama and best drama performance, which she collected for former Doctor Matt Smith. And we were there to chat to her about what to expect from the next year of Doctor Who, and our new timelord Peter Capaldi…

“We’ve got off to a cracking start,” Coleman exclusively told RadioTimes.com. “We’ve got Ben Wheatley directing who is fantastic and it’s great. Peter’s doing a really amazing job.” 

“We’ve just taken off like a rocket really,” she added, “so it’s lovely to come over and collect this and take it back to the team.“

Asked what the dynamic is like between Peter Capaldi’s doctor and Clara, Coleman wasn’t giving much away, however, saying, “It’s far too early. We pretty much pick up where we left off at Christmas and we carry on the story straight away after the regeneration so we’re dealing with that for the first episode.”

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Watch the full interview below.