Doctor Who Writers’ Guild Success!

Excellent news for Doctor Who as the BBC reports that the series has won a prestigious Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for the Best TV Series beating stablemate BBC One shows Life on Mars and New Tricks.

The awards presentation event took place on Sunday November 19th, where The Grand Moff and Gareth Roberts were in attendance to represent the Series Three writing team which also included Russell T Davies, Chris Chibnall, Helen Raynor and Stephen Greenhorn.

Upon receiving the award, Gareth Roberts – writer of The Shakespeare Code – said:

“It’s a particular honour to receive an award from our peers in the writing community. We’re all surprised and delighted, and looking forward to bringing more Doctor Who to BBC One in 2008.”

Steven Moffat, writer of Blink, said he was “Absolutely thrilled to be part of the winning Doctor Who writing team. Writing for Doctor Who has been my dream since I was seven years old – now that I’ve got an award for it, maybe I can get a girlfriend.

“That would make my Mum happy as she’s keen for me to move out. Just amazing, though to see this grand, mad old show take on huge, wonderful hits like Life On Mars and New Tricks and stroll off home with the gong.”

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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