The endless stream of Doctor Who leaks continues, as scripts for the upcoming eighth season leak online thanks to a BBC employee’s screw up.
A BBC Latin America employee received the scripts for the upcoming season of Doctor Who in order to translate them for the local audience ahead of the August global premiere date.
Unfortunately, those final scripts were left on the BBC’s web server for anyone to see.
In order to trace leaks such as these, showrunner Steven Moffat insists that they be watermarked with the names of who they have been given to. Unfortunately, it now looks like poor Marcelo Camargo is in for the high jump.
Five episodes in total were leaked, and BBC Worldwide has since issued a statement urging fans not to read or redistribute the material to save the surprise.
BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. 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.
We won’t be linking to the scripts, but if you want to read them you can just Google Marcelo Camargo and you’ll find Scribd copies easily enough.