In The Forest Of The NightStory Number: 251
No of Episodes: 1
Writer: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Director: Sheree Folkson
Executive Producer: Steven Moffat
Starring: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Harley Bird, Michelle Gomez, Siwan Morris
BBC One (United Kingdom):
First Broadcast: Saturday 25th October 2014
Running Time: 45 minutes, 10 seconds
Average Audience: 6.92 Million Average AI: 83
One morning, in every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to face the most surprising invasion yet.
Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth. It doesn’t take the Doctor long to discover that the final days of humanity have arrived
Children’s novelist and writer for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony Frank Cottrell Boyce completes the line-up of writers for series eight of the hit BBC One show Doctor Who.
Cottrell Boyce’s episode for the eagerly anticipated eighth series will feature a cast of child actors including Harley Bird, the voice of household favourite Peppa Pig, alongside Abigail Eames (Harry And Paul, The Crimson Field), Ashley Foster (The Woman In Black) and Jaydon Harris-Wallace (CITV Text Santa).
Also known for films such as 24 Hour Party People and Millions (directed by Danny Boyle), Cottrell Boyce says: “Of all the thrills that pen and paper have brought into my life, there’s nothing that quite compares to the buzz of unlimited possibility that rushes through your fingers and into your brain when you write the words: ‘Interior … TARDIS’.”
“I was flabbergasted to be asked to write an episode - partly because I’ve been so absorbed in the last few series that I’d sort of forgotten that it wasn’t real.”
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, says: “Frank's script is pure magic - and everything I could have hoped for from the genius behind the Olympics opening ceremony!! Doctor Who is born anew in the mind of a genius!”
The episode will be directed by Sheree Folkson (Casanova, Hit & Miss), and produced by Paul Frift (Escape Artist, Best Possible Taste, Restless).