BBC Worldwide has confirmed that Doctor Who scripts from the upcoming new run starring Peter Capaldi have been leaked online.
The cover of what appears to be a script for an episode entitled Deep Breath - the first of the sci-fi show’s eighth season and written by showrunner Steven Moffat - has been posted on pop culture website bleedingcool.com.
Other episodes leaked include Into the Dalek by Phil Ford, Robots of Sherwood by Mark Gatiss, Listen by Steven Moffat and Time Heist by Steve Thompson.
The BBC’s commercial arm apologised to fans of Doctor Who - who obviously don’t want to know what’s going happen - and promised to investigate the "security issue".
It said in a statement: “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.”
Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday August 23