Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman dress up for first Doctor Who episode Deep Breath

The new Time Lord and his companion don period garb in the first shot from the series eight opener

The Doctor and Clara look like they’re trying to blend in as they don period garb for feature-length Doctor Who series-eight opener Deep Breath, set in Victorian London.


This first shot from episode one of Peter Capaldi’s debut series shows Jenna Coleman looking very reminiscent of the early incarnation of Clara, who first crossed paths with Matt Smith’s Doctor in the same setting, while Capaldi himself looks a little more down at heel, complete with scruffy coat and fingerless gloves.

There’s also an unmistakable air of nervous expectancy about the pair, although what they’re waiting to see we can only guess at.

The return to Victorian London also means an appearance for the Paternoster Gang, aka Silurian detective Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her companions Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and Sontaran Strax (Dan Starkey).


Doctor Who: Deep Breath comes to BBC1 on Saturday 23 August.