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Here's a new picture from Peter Capaldi's first full episode as Doctor Who, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

The episode is called 'Deep Breath', and will air on Saturday August 23 on BBC One.

Showrunner Steven Moffat – who penned the extended episode 'Deep Breath' – has promised big things for Capaldi. "It's a big introduction – he's the new Doctor," Moffat told Entertainment Weekly. "There's no point pretending that it's not the most interesting, dynamic thing that you've got to sell in that first episode.

"It's going to be about 'What's he like? How's he different?' I suppose it feels a bit like a character piece, but there's plenty of action and nonsense and jeopardy, as there ever is in 'Doctor Who'."

'Deep Breath' is set in Victorian England, and will see the return of the Paternoster Gang trio of detectives.

Teasers also hint that we'll see the Cybermen make a return, as well as the Daleks. Moffat wouldn't reveal much else about the series though, except that by the end fans will feel "like they want 'Doctor Who' to come back very, very quickly."

Series eight will see a guest appearance from Michelle Gomez from 'Bad Education', and Frank Skinner, among others.

'Doctor Who' has also inspired the sci-fi series 'Extant'. Mickey Fisher – who wrote the 'Extant' pilot – said in an interview that he wanted to replicate the "great heart" of the time lord's show.

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