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Phillip Pullman – writer of such modern classics as His Dark Materials, The Ruby in the Smoke and The Golden Compass – has spoken of his ambition to write for Doctor Who

Pullman was speaking to CBBC Newsround about the adaptation of The Golden Compass which is in cinemas now.

“This recent Doctor Who, since Russell T Davies came back and started having a hand in it, has been wonderful.

“I’ve really enjoyed it. David Tennant is terrific. Billie Piper was wonderful as Rose,” he added.

Pullman also talked about the end of series two of Doctor Who – when Billie was left in a parallel world – and how similar some people say it is to his own Dark Materials series.

“I was flattered by it,” Pullman said.

“That’s how stories work. Stories are made out of other stories. I borrowed things for His Dark Materials. He [Russell T Davies] took my ending and twisted it to fit his story. That’s fine.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Horowitz – creator of teen spy Alex Ryder – has recently approached the BBC with the aim of writing an episode of Doctor Who. Horowitz has a long TV pedigree.


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