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6/14/2016 01:10:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

Matt Lucas and Stephanie Hyam guest star in Series 10The BBC have released details on forthcoming writers and guest appearances for the next series of Doctor Who, due to start filming in Cardiff from Monday next week.

Matt Lucas will be reprising his role as Nardole, which he played in last year's Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. Commenting on his return to Doctor Who, he said:
I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added:
Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS - and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.

Moffat is writing the first episode in the new series, which will be directed by Lawrence Gough (who directed Pearl Mackie's introduction as Bill in Friend from the Future. Peter Bennett returns as producer, with Brian Minchin as executive producer. The second episode will also see the return of Frank Cottrell Boyce, who previously penned In The Forest Of The Night in the 2014 series.

Further writers announced for the series include Sarah Dollard who wrote last year's Face The Raven, Mike Bartlett (writer for the multi-award winning Doctor Foster, and veteran Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss.

In addition to Lucas, Stephanie Hyam has also been announced for a guest role in the new series; the actress appeared in the New Year's Day Sherlock as Jane, and also played Charlotte in Peaky Blinders and Lily Clarke in Jekyll & Hyde.

Today also saw the first read-through for the series take place: