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RTD in The Scotsman

Behave. Doctor Who showrunner has chatted with The Scotsman about Doctor Who, gay dramas and his admiration for Joss Whedon… you know all the usual stuff, pressure to deliver yadda yadda.

What is most interesting (and new) in this interview is Russell’s revelation that he once stopped smoking…

Distracted by the fact that Davies has been smoking throughout our interview, I find myself asking him for advice on how to give up. “Have you tried patches?” he puffs. “Honestly, I gave up for two and a half years with patches before I started again. That was the fault of a script that was going wrong.

I’m not telling you which one it was as you might never look at that episode the same way again. But it’s quite obvious when you watch it.

“I’m a 40-a-day dedicated smoker and I love it, but I put on a patch and I stopped like that. I never believed they would work, but overnight –- gone. And you get really brilliant, vivid dreams, everything you dream all night is quite extraordinary.” Maybe that could help with upcoming Doctor Who storylines? “Oh no, it’s all a bit too weird for that.”

My money is on

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    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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