The new series of Doctor Who, featuring the full series debut of the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, will be preceded by a world tour. Alongside his sidekick Jenna Coleman and showrunner Steven Moffat, he’ll visit Cardiff, London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro this August.

Doctor WhoPeter Capaldi and  Jenna Coleman will star in the new series of Doctor Who, and the world tour before it 

The world tour will mostly comprise media events to plug the new series, but the serious fandom of Doctor Who hasn’t gone unnoticed, so Capaldi et al will be attending fan events where hardcore followers of the franchise can quiz the new incumbent of the Tardis. 

Capaldi said in a statement: "It's fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After eight months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans." Moffat added: "I've always thought we'd all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it's going to happen. I'll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags."

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Further details of the itinerary for the promotional tour will be posted on the BBC’s Doctor Who website and, of course, reported right here on Contact Music. The new series- which includes guest roles for Frank Skinner, Ben Miller and Keeley Hawes - will be screened from August.

Amanda Hill, the chief brands officer at the corporation's commercial arm BBC Worldwide, said: "Doctor Who encompasses British creativity at its best and we're passionate about it being on the world stage. This tour is something normally reserved for Hollywood blockbusters but with Doctor Who it appears you can do anything you dream of and continue to challenge what's perceived as the norm in TV."