The premiere of Series Nine, The Magician's Apprentice, is to receive a special screening in Italy on Friday 30th October as part of the Lucca Comic and Games Festival. The episode, which will be dubbed into Italian, will be shown at 6:30pm at Cinema Astraat, and will be introduced by its writer, Steven Moffat.
The series' lead writer is at the event for the weekend, and will feature in a Q&A alongside fellow writer Jamie Mathieson in the San Romano auditorium at 9:00pm on Saturday, which will be hosted by comic writer Gabriella Cordone Lisiero. Fans will have the opportunity to ask questions about the writing process and how a Doctor Who script is turned from words on a page to the series seen on screen.
Tickets for both events are available on the festival website website (English version of the site here).
The series itself, also dubbed into Italian, is expected to be shown in the country within the next few months on RAI4; full details will be available via the This Week in Doctor Who website and on Facebook once known.
Thursday, 8 October 2015 - Reported by Chuck Foster