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Episode 1 gets underway

Recording on next year’s series of Doctor Whois well and truly underway, with actress Pearl Mackie – who plays the Doctor’s new companion, Bill – shooting scenes for Episode 1 at Cathays Park in Cardiff, Wales.

In a video for the official Doctor Who YouTube account released on 23 June, Pearl commented, “Feeling very excited, very warm in all my kegs... we’ve had a good couple of days so far, and I’m really looking forward to the rest of today and getting on with it.” The video can be seen at

As she began her first day at work, Pearl was delighted to receive a bouquet of flowers from her predecessor, Jenna Coleman [Clara]. Pearl sent a tweet to Jenna: ‘Thank you, Jenna, what a beautifully thoughtful gift. From one companion to another.’

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