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Doctor Who Crash Lands in Parliament Square

In an explosive return to the UK from their world tour, the Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and his companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, made a surprise appearance this morning at the site of a specially constructed crash-landed TARDIS on London’s Parliament Square.

Ahead of the eighth series, returning to BBC One this weekend, the theme of the crashed time machine was in keeping with the feature-length opening episode, entitled Deep Breath, which sees the Doctor arrive in Victorian London to find a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.

In front of the TARDIS and through the debris of dinosaur bones, the show’s transmission date can be seen emblazoned in the grass: Saturday 23 August. Deep Breath airs at 7.50 PM.

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Step back in time...

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41 comments
The Finn
The Finn

Doctor Who sure knows how to do a.... "crashing" advertisement.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

I walked through Parliament Square at 5pm today, and sadly there wasn't a trace of Timelord eyebrows or Lancashire Sass left...

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

The BBC have really outdone themselves with the Series 8 publicity campaign.

Exxilon5
Exxilon5

Picture 3 is my new wallpaper. It's absolutely fantastic. Not long now!

YouveBeenDuplicated
YouveBeenDuplicated

I love these pictures! Capaldi's face, man... he's got the most Doctory face since Tom Baker.

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

And is it me, or has Capaldi's cardigan been replaced with a...waistcoat?


Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

This is brilliant. I returned from London Monday just gone. Typical. Great piece of publicity though. And continuity through the dinosaur bones. I also love the look of the Doctor. His hair looks better a bit grown out. I don't know what it is, I'm very OCD when it comes to the hair...


Trenzalore
Trenzalore

Going to London on Monday for the first time. Wish it could still be there but doubt it.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

I'm glad the damage to the Big Ben tower caused by that Slitheen craft has been fixed!

hybries
hybries

Noooooo I was there just three days ago and now I'm back in France :( Londoners, I'm forever jalous of you!

Silurian53
Silurian53

Wow. These are all brilliant but oh my god...the fourth one. That is an amazing picture of the new Doctor! My new favourite pic for sure.

'Cos Guess Who? Ha!
'Cos Guess Who? Ha!

More of the pointing! The Doctor is always too far away from what he wants Clara to look at...

twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

That's an incredibly clever promotion! I mean, really, that's brilliant. Why don't more shows do this sort of thing? And I thought I couldn't be more excited.

Antee991166
Antee991166

Wow, I'm getting such strong Doctor vibes in these pictures. No offence to Smith, but I didn't him as The Doctor until I actually saw him onscreen, but Capaldi reminds me so much of Pertwee, C. Baker and Tennant all bungled up into one just from these pictures.

MaraBackman
MaraBackman

His hair has grown out quite a bit after the first promo-shot. He's starting to look more and more like a punk-rocker Pertwee :)

ilyootha
ilyootha

Now that's how you do advertising. How many franchises can afford installing a themed composition in the heart of the capital of its country of origin?!

supermoff of Sherwood
supermoff of Sherwood

Though, Doctor, if only you crashed into the Houses of Parliament themselves, you would have done us all a favour :P

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

Blimey, how did they get permission to do that! I hope it's still there this evening, will pop over and have a look.

I see Jenna is wearing the same dress as in the Deep Breath promo picture, attention to detail :-)

mclarke2410
mclarke2410

...is this still there and can i go see it???


LGwalchmai95
LGwalchmai95

I wonder what they're pointing at this time? XD Judging by the look on Capaldi's face, he's spotted The One Show's studio and he's telling Jenna "Over there, that's where it happened! I'll never get that half hour back!" It's brilliant that they can just take over Parliament Square. The show's huge. Only one day to go, Doctor Who is on its way back! :D

Xaven
Xaven

@Planet of the Deaf It was fixed a few years ago. Luckily, the newly regenerated Eleventh Doctor managed to avoid breaking it again, when the TARDIS nearly crashed into it.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@LGwalchmai95 The one show studio is actually in that direction too! About a mile away. Unless he's pointing to where Jenna needs to go for her Radio 1 interview :-)

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

@Xaven @Planet of the Deaf It would have been a delicate part of Eleven's anatomy that nearly crashed into it, though I dare say as it was only just after regeneration, he could have grown a new ahem set :-)