Here It Is: Doctor Number 12’s Sonic Screwdriver!!

While rest of the world sleeps, filming on Doctor Who Series 8 continues and footage has emerged of Peter Capaldi brandishing his sonic screwdriver in episode 3!

Captured during a night shoot on Monday of this week in Cardiff, Doctor number twelve can be seen seemingly using the device to take some crucial readings, or perhaps just to find his way in the dark.

Difficult to be sure but it looks to be the same sonic Matt Smith used. In a new variant on the Doctor’s costume, Capaldi is wearing Arthur English’s coat from Are You Being Served? (Ask your parents…)

Excitingly, the clip also gives us a glimpse of a fearsome new creature (or maybe it’s a robot?) with glowing blue eyes being wheeled into shot for what looks like a dramatic reveal.

What can all this mean? Is the Doctor going undercover again, this time as a factory supervisor? Let the speculation begin!



Jonathan has followed the Doctor's adventures since the late Pertwee era, and he isn't about to stop now. A charity worker from Hull, he enjoys following Hull City's fortunes, listening to Bruce Springsteen and collecting all manner of Doctor Who ephemera. He blogs about Doctor Who merchandise at

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