BBC Worldwide has apologized after five scripts of the upcoming season of Doctor Who were leaked online.

BBC Apologizes For Script Leak

BBC was left scrambling on Monday when an alleged security issue resulted in the leak of five scripts, and begged fans to avoid spoilers and stop sharing the documents.

“Unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologize 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 on 23rd August. 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,” BBC Worldwide said in a statement.

Among the leaked scripts was the season premiere, penned by showrunner Steven Moffat. The special 2-hour season premiere, set to air August 23, has been highly anticipated by fans as it will mark actor Peter Capaldi’s first official episode playing the infamous Doctor. The four other scripts are believed to be the following episodes.

According to Radio Times, the scripts were leaked after arriving in BBC Wolrdwide’s new Latin America office in Miami for translation.

It seems that the scripts were uploaded to the BBC Miami’s public web server, easily accessible to fans and trolls alike.

“It appears that the scripts became accessible to anyone with a web browser,” wrote Graham Cluely, a security expert, on his blog.

The scripts have since been removed from the server.


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