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Monday, 10 March 2014 - Reported by Marcus
Production has now begun on Episode Five of Series 8, with two of the actors involved tweeting "We're on our way". The episode forms the second story to be filmed as part of Block 2, directed by Douglas Mackinnon, whose last story was the 2013 adventure Cold War.

It has been written by Steve Thompson, who returns to the series after writing two Eleventh Doctor stories: The Curse of the Black Spot and last year's Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS. Filming has been taking place this week on locations around south Wales.

Writer Mark Gatiss has been talking about writing for the Twelfth Doctor, telling how Peter Capaldi has a very different energy to Matt Smith and David Tennant, and described his first episode as thrilling. He told Digital Spy:
He's older which changes everything - it's amazing what a change does. Matt was sublime and I was very sorry to see him go, but it's also great to have a change - as it has always been with the Doctor.

The Doctor's always the Doctor - but you can have a lot of fun playing with people's expectations. Everyone knows how the previous Doctor would react in any given situation - and now you just don't know!
The series returns later this year.