BBC Worldwide has been doing a bit of apologizing this morning after it discovered that several scripts for Doctor Who Season 8, including the premiere “Deep Breathe,” have been leaked to the public. According to Radio Times, the leak was likely made when scripts were sent to the BBC Worldwide’s Latin Headquarters in Miami, FL.
In a statement released from BBC Worldwide, the following plea was made:
BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.
We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty
With the sheer amount of leaks that have occurred since the relaunch of Doctor Who in 2005, is anyone really surprised that the first 5 Scripts of season 8 have been leaked to the public? The script to last year’s “Nightmare in Silver” was left in a cab. “The Name of the Doctor” was accidentally viewed by thousands when the DVD box sets were sent to several countries early. In 2005 “Rose” found its way into the public before airing.
If you dislike spoilers, it might be best not to do a Google Search on Doctor Who or spend too much time on the Internet until the global simulcast on Saturday, August 23rd. It doesn’t look like even Steven Moffat can rewrite this timeline.