Richard Curtis To Write?

The BBC have reported the Sun’s recent claim that that Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Blackadder writer Richard Curtis is providing a script for the 2010 series of Doctor Who, adding credence to this quite surprising addition to the list writers involved in Matt Smith’s first series.

Richard Curtis - writing Doctor Who?Also confirmed by Curtis’ agent, little about the episode is given away at this point; however there was the rather exciting statement that:

“There will be a monster. And a famous historical figure will battle the monster.”

The popular tabloid speculated that the historical figure might even be an incarnation of Edmund Blackadder, although this seems unlikely.

“It’s tremendously good fun and a treat for my children,” he said.

“These days the things you can watch together as a family are much fewer,” he explained of his decision to step on board the Tardis, “so when you get something like Doctor Who or the X Factor, it is such a pleasure to sit down as a family”.

This is of course excellent news – expectation will be high for this episode!

Meanwhile, The Guardian are asking for reader suggestions for other writers – some interesting opinions have been recorded so far…

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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