Potential spoilers are below so, as ever, if you want to avoid them then stay this side of our usual 'Captain Jack Spoiler Bomb'...
Today 'The Mirror' ran a story featuring what they claim to be the details of the opening two-part story of Doctor Who series 9...
Doctor Who will kick off the new series with one of its darkest ever plots as Peter Capaldi’s Time Lord ponders whether to murder a child....OK then!
The dramatic season opener is based on a line muttered 40 years ago by Tom Baker’s Doctor in Genesis of the Daleks.
At the time, he asked: “If someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you and told you that child would grow up totally evil, to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives, could you then kill that child?”
Capaldi’s nightmare unfolds after the Tardis takes him to a battlefield where he realises he is face to face with a younger version of his arch-enemy Davros, who went on to create the Daleks.
The dictator, played as a grown-up by Julian Bleach, was last seen in 2009 when he locked horns with David Tennant’s version of The Doctor.
This time he returns to Dalek planet Skaro and holds the Time Lord captive as he struggles to save the evil machines from dying out.
No source for this information is included, not even the usual "an insider said" type line, so take it all with a pinch of salt for now.
What we do know is that these episodes go by the name The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar, they feature Michelle Gomez as Missy, include Kate Stewart & U.N.I.T., and were partly filmed in Tenerife.
If the story line does pan out to be true then we'd have an adventure with Davros, the Master and U.N.I.T.! Playing devil's advocate, I suppose it's possible that the Spanish Island location could potentially double as Skaro, and the young Davros could be The Magician's Apprentice. Possibly Missy guides him down the path of evil until he becomes The Witch's Familiar?
What do you think?