Series 2 News!

Doctor Who Magazine have announced the majority of scriptwriters for the second series of Doctor Who. Russell T Davies will take most responsibility again with 5 episodes, Mark Gatiss returns with one story as does Steven Moffat, Toby Whithouse’s one episode and are joined by Matt Jones’ and Tom Macrae’s two episodes each.

According to DWM, Russell T Davies has already planned the series, and quote Phil Collinson as saying:

“…we’ve had a chance to attract wonderful talent – with Doctor Who causing quite a stir in the ratings, we’ve been inundated with requests from writers and agents. These are the lucky few!”

Again, it is a promising list, all writers of quality – Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffatt are of course involved with the first series – Moffatt having written episodes 9 & 10 of this run, The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances. Matt Jones has been involved as producer on the acclaimed comedy “Shameless” as well as being the author of Virgin New Adventure Bad Therapy. He also wrote the “Fluid Links” column in DWM during the 1990s. Toby Whithouse created and wrote the Channel 4 drama “No Angels” and has several acting credits to his name. Tom Macrae also writes “no Angels” and has written some successful one-off dramas such as Channel 4’s “School’s Out” and “Money Can Buy You Love”.

Phil Collinson notes that there is one episode yet to write as RTD is writing five episodes plus the Christmas Special.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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