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Published on August 27th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Shooting in America?

Rumours have gathered pace on this idea, with The News of the World finally publising on Sunday that the final two episodes of Doctor Who to be produced by Russell T Davies will feature filming in the USA

"Hmm, let me see… my last bit of Doctor Who, can’t really devote a full year to it but if we budget it as a two part drama of type X, we can spend about half a standard series’ budget on it… Mr Tennant, get your passport!"

Those words might well have drifted through Russell T Davies’ mind in some order or other (or not) if anything in this particular rumour – and there are many around right now – is true.

The BBC insider – for there can only be one – apparently let slip:

"Doctor Who already has a huge following in the States. It’s on the Sci Fi Channel and is watched by millions of people there every week.

"But two specials in America, with a US setting and a US assistant, will take it to another level. David Tennant is already gaining a huge following and this will make him really hot property."

An American assistant? Thought it had been done.

Twice…

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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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