Doctor Who Series 8 2014: What We Know


Gareth Roberts involvement was revealed here . Jack Lothians CV originally claimed he was writing an episode, but a later update removed it. Directors Paul Murphy (2 episodes) Douglas Mackinnon (2 episodes) Other notes: Peter Jackson has said that discussions over him directing an episode were getting serious. 2014 Episodes 801. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley. Moffat said the 12th Doctors debut will be an easier transition due to having familiar faces around: This time Ive made sure weve got a bunch of characters around him so that we can have a new Doctor introduced and we can push that Doctor a bit further if youve got a familiar world around him. Moffat also said Capaldi is going to be an older, trickier and fiercer Doctor. I think the fun story will be and we have the opportunity here is this is what regeneration can do to you. He can be very, very different. Moffat later added: Now its time for the old beast to snarl at you for a bit! Guest starring: Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Dan Starkey (Strax) 802. Written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Ben Wheatley. It is rumoured that the series will open with a two-parter featuring the Daleks. 803. Written by TBC. Directed by Paul Murphy. 804. Written by TBC. Directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

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Scientists and doctors unite to defeat tick bite disease

SOURCE: The infection is carried by rural ticks.

“Specialists based at PHE’s RIPL are to co-ordinate the development of new UK guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of cases of Lyme disease, the tick-borne infection,” it said. “The true prevalence [of the disease] is uncertain because of the difficulties associated with diagnosis and the non-specific nature of symptoms associated with chronic sequelae of the disease.” It added: “No official nationally agreed guidance has been developed specifically for UK conditions. A multi-disciplinary group is therefore to be convened to develop national guidance on diagnosis, investigation and treatment, including treatment of complex cases.” Lyme disease is named after a town in the United States where a cluster of cases among children was investigated in 1975. There were 228 confirmed cases in Scotland in 2009, according to the most recent official figures. However, experts believe the disease is becoming more common and the true number could be up to 10 times higher. Some cases can be relatively mild, with the patient suffering a flu-like illness which can be treated with a short course of antibiotics. However, it can also be much more serious. The disease can be passed by a pregnant woman to her unborn child and by a breastfeeding mother to her baby. Last year, it was linked to the death of 43-year-old Scott Beattie, a gamekeeper, from Glenglass, near Evanton, Ross-shire, who had been diagnosed months earlier with the condition. The disease can be difficult to diagnose. A blood test can be inconclusive and symptoms can vary from patient to patient and mimic those of other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Only some patients develop a characteristic “bullseye” rash on the site of the bite. The setting up of the multi-disciplinary team to develop the clinical guidance is a major triumph for patient support groups. Stella Huyshe-Shires, chairwoman of Lyme Disease Action, said: “The establishment of a multi-disciplinary group, to include patient representatives, for the development of UK guidance is a big step forward.

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