With Peter Capaldi's first series as The Doctor still very far away, news is hard to come by - however, a listing for one of Blue Peter's live shows celebrating the 50th Anniversary has revealed the tiniest of details for an upcoming episode via the details of a viewer competition. Very mild spoilers beyond the cut!
One of many collaborations between the two shows - Blue Peter competition winners were responsible for the creation of the Abzorbaloff design from 2006's Love & Monsters, as well as the Junkyard TARDIS from The Doctor's Wife - this new competition tasks Blue Peter viewers to design 'sonic devices' for the three members of the Paternoster Gang: Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax the Sontaran.
Neve McIntosh had already confirmed that there were plans for the trio to return next year in an interview with Flicks and The City:
It will be sad not to be working with Matt again but I’m really looking forward to Peter taking over and seeing what he does with it. We’ll be helping the Doctor more, but I can’t say anything else.
However, the idea that the gang will get their own sonic-screwdriver-esque devices is certainly new. Will they be objects of their own Victorian-Alien design, or gifts from The Doctor á la Sarah Jane's Sonic Lipstick? We'll find out later next year.