Peter Capaldi 'delighted' to be back on Doctor Who set

Peter Capaldi has revealed he's "delighted" to be back on the set of 'Doctor Who' reprising the role of the titular Time Lord for the ninth series following his successful debut last year

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Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman's chairs on the 'Doctor Who' set

Peter Capaldi is "delighted" to be back to work on 'Doctor Who'.

The 56-year-old actor today (14.01.15) reprised his role as the titular Time Lord alongside Jenna Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald as filming of the upcoming ninth series kicked off in Cardiff.

He said: "The adventures begin again for myself and Jenna and I'm delighted to be back filming my second series of 'Doctor Who'."

The episodes currently being filmed were penned by Toby Whithouse and feature a number of guest stars including 'Game of Thrones' actor Paul Kaye.

He said of his involvement: "As a kid of the 1970s, the two shows you always watched were 'Top of the Pops' and 'Doctor Who', they were unmissable. I actually wrote a song called, 'Looking for Davros' in my first punk band and I sang it like a demented Dalek. I got to present TOTP back in the mid 90s and landing this role in 'Doctor Who' completes the dream double."

The 50-year-old star also praised Capaldi for his take on the popular character following his successful first series.

He added: "Peter is a perfect Doctor and I'm loving every minute of the experience, even the five hours in make-up. What a treat, best 50th birthday present ever!"

'Doctor Who' showrunner Steven Moffat also spoke about his excitement at welcoming a host of new actors on to the set of the BBC One sci-fi series.

He said: "An amazing guest cast for a brilliantly creepy two-parter by Toby Whithouse. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back in Cardiff, back in the box, and back in action - for one of our scariest adventures yet!"

Series nine is scheduled to air on BBC One in Autumn 2015.

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