Series 8: Episode 3 & 6 Writers & Guest Stars

Doctor Who The Lodger PicsThe latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine has confirmed the writers and guest stars for Block Three of Series 8.

As previously reported Mark Gatiss will be back once again. Gatiss’ long list of past episodes includes The Unquiet Dead, The Idiot’s Lantern, Victory of the Daleks, Night Terrors, Cold War and The Crimson Horror.

Gatiss next story is the third episode of Series 8 and guest stars the just announced Tom Riley. Joining Riley will be Trevor Cooper, Ian Hallard, David Benson, Roger Ashton-Griffiths and Sabrina Barlett.

Episode 6 is written by Gareth Roberts (The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Planet of the Dead (co-write), The Lodger, Closing Time). It guest stars Nigel Betts, Edward Harrison, Andy Gillies, Ellis George and Jimmy Vee.

Both episodes in Block Three are directed by Paul Murphy. Shooting began on 20th March.