Doctor Who fans are being given a chance to catch the first glimpse of Peter Capaldi’s debut on the show at a Cardiff premiere on August 7, weeks before it arrives on TV.
The lunchtime event will be held at St David’s Hall in the city and will kickstart the drama’s publicity world tour with tickets available to the public from St David’s Hall Box Office from Monday July 7.
New Doctor Peter Capaldi will be attending alongside Jenna Coleman who plays his companion Clara and the drama’s showrunner Steven Moffat.
Deep Breath, the feature-length premiere episode of the eighth series, will air on BBC1 on Saturday August 23.
BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies said: “Doctor Who is getting even bigger and even better – and it’s a real thrill that the show’s fans here in Wales will be the very first to see the new Doctor at this very special premiere screening. Doctor Who has been made in Wales for almost ten years – and we’re so proud of its worldwide success.”
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