Five Specials BM (Before Moff)

In the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine, Russell T Davies confirms that we get not four but FIVE Doctor Who specials between now and 2010.

This is of course great news to anyone expecting a huge hole in their lives around Easter 2009 when they switch on the television one Saturday night to watch… well, nothing (and Melin doesn’t look that good right now).

"I can confirm that after Christmas 2008 there are a total of four more specials to come before the Steven Moffat era begins in 2010," Davies told Doctor Who Magazine. "Two of next year’s four will be written by me, One will be written by me and Gareth Roberts and one will be co-written by me and Phil Ford."

Gareth Roberts is of course responsible for 2007s The Shakespeare Code and 2008s The Unicorn and the Wasp, while Phil Ford comes to Doctor Who via The Sarah Jane Adventures (The Lost Boy, Eye of the Gorgon) and Torchwood (Something Borrowed).

Noticeably, Ford’s work was not the best of either series, so let’s see how he does with RTD in the co-pilot’s chair…

(Thanks Charlie Croker)

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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