Set to be announced on Sunday, 29th November at the Free Word Centre in London, the Writersâ€™ Guild of Great Britain has announced the shortlists for its 2009 Awards – and Doctor Who is nominated under the category “Television drama series.”
For the uninitiated, the Writersâ€™ Guild a trade union that represents writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, and even those writing online and for video games.
Doctor Who’s competition for the title is tough:
Television drama series
Being Human, by Toby Whitehouse
Doctor Who, various writers
Little Dorrit, adapted by Andrew Davies from the novel by Charles Dickens
Previous success for Doctor Who with the Writer’s Guild awards has seen the 2007 named best TV series while the final Jon Pertwee series (season 11) saw the show honoured for “best writing in a children’s serial”.