In a closing the barn door after the horses have escaped moment, BBC Worldwide has addressed the leaking of five season eight Doctor Who scripts to the internet. The scripts include the season premiere episode Deep Breath which is scheduled to air August 23rd.
They have acknowledge the issue and said they are investigating: “a security issue around Doctor Who Series Eight where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public”.
They went on to say: “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.”
The Radio Times adds, the scripts were leaked as they were being sent to the BBC’s Latin American headquarters in Miami. “The opening episode is being simulcast globally so of course translations have to be prepared in advance,” a BBC source said.