RTD in the Independent

More promotion for his book the The Writer’s Tale has brought Russell T Davies into the Independent this weekend. Lucky Benjamin Cook gets to stay out of the firing line…

There’s little that’s actually new in the interview, although there are a few insights from Russell that I haven’t seen before, such as a recollection from his time at the BBC in the Children’s department:

"When you work in children’s television everyone says to you, ‘Oh, you’ll never work in adult drama.’ When I worked in Children’s there was a woman who went from Playschool to working on Casualty and she was spoken of in hushed tones like she was a sort of legend!"

And of course where would a chat with Russell be without mention of spoilers and the press getting onto stories?

"It’s part of the game," he says. "But yes it is annoying, I suppose. What you want is for people not to know the ending, because that’s the whole point of storytelling. At the end of the last series, with the regeneration question, it went mental for us because people didn’t know what was going to happen and they all watched to find out. We got two million extra viewers just because of that.

Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale is available from Amazon for just £15.00 – a saving of 50% on the RRP!

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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