Series 7 Starts Filming

Filming on Doctor Who Series 7 begins today and included below are links to various bits of news regarding the episodes, due to air in Autumn 2012. At the launch of the 2011 Christmas Special the current showrunner announced that The Ponds are leaving and there'll be a new companion (a "he/she/it") whilst Karen Gillan added she is filming a few episodes for the series.

In Doctor Who Magazine 441, producer Marcus Wilson stated there will be two monsters from the "classic" series making an appearance. Steven Moffat stated in DWM 442 there won't be any two~parters and also told the Radio Times that there would be "at least" 14 episodes in Series 7.

Mark Gatiss has confirmed he is writing a story (DWM 443), and it includes the words, "meat", "klaxon" and "Vienna". Other writers, revealed in DWM 444, include Toby Whithouse (The God Complex) with a "blockbuster of a genre piece" and Chris Chibnall (Cold Blood/The Hungry Earth) whose story features the "biggest set Doctor Who has ever had".

Alex Kingston is reprising her role as River Song and Murray Gold remains the composer.

Filming in Spain?
Steven Moffat on BBC Breakfast
Matt Smith talks Series 7 casting
Miranda Hart to star in Doctor Who?
Moffat teases details about S7 companion
Steven Moffat & Matt Smith BBC 5Live interview
Karen Gillan talks exit on The Graham Norton Show