Read out in absentia by Fires of Pompeii and Torchwood: Children of Earth writer James Moran, the following is Russell T Davies’ acceptance speech from last weekends SFX Awards which were held at the SFX Weekender…
“Hello SFX, it’s Russell T Davies here, I’ll just dictate this on to your answerphone. Thanks very much to everyone who voted, and I’d also like to thank… Oh, hold on. Sorry.
“No, I’m busy, I’m on the phone to SFX. It’s a magazine. No wonder you haven’t heard of it, it’s a specialist magazine. For special people.Â Yes, with special needs. They’ve given Torchwood a prize for Best TV Episode. No, stop laughing, they have. No, they really have. Honestly, stop laughing. I’m not kidding, seriously, stop laughing, now. No, it’s not the Comedy Awards. Which episode? Day 5.Â No, not Day 4. No, definitely not Day 4. I didn’t write Day 4. I don’t f**king care what you think, Day 4 didn’t win, okay? And no, he’s not coming back to life, so forget it! You’re no longer playing Ianto, you’re my houseboy, so accept it, okay?
“Anyway. Yeah, thanks SFX, and thanks to the magnificent cast and crew, and to BBC One for their support. I’m really delighted and honoured that people made the effort to vote for this, so thank you hugely. Hold on. You missed a bit, Gareth, over there, that’s it, bend over. Bye. Click.Â Brrrr.”
For more on the SFX Weekender and to read RTD’s acceptance speech for David Tennant’s Best Actor award, visit www.sfx.co.uk.