BBC Appeal After Doctor Who Scripts Leaked Online
Corporation begs fans to keep forthcoming plotlines under wraps...
The BBC has issued an appeal to fans of Doctor Who not to share information about five leaked scripts.
The broadcaster's commercial wing BBC Worldwide has begged anyone who might have seen the scripts to keep details of the forthcoming series under their hats.
A statement to Radio Times read: "BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who series eight where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public.
"We deeply regret this and apologise 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 when it launches.
"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."
The scripts are believed to have been leaked online after they were sent to the BBC's Latin America HQ in Miami to be translated.