Executive Producer Piers Wenger was chatting with Doctor Who Magazine alongside colleague Beth Willis, discussing how different the job of running the show is as well as some of the various new directors they’ve used in season 31 – along with the new movie-grade camera equipment, none of the directors has any previous work on Doctor Who .
“I’m really excited about seeing it because the director, Johnny Campbell, also directed episode 6, and that is such a glorious, colourful, crazy, made Venetian romp.
“While Richard’s episode is terribly moving and emotional and heartfelt, it has a very substantial, important issue at the centre of it. I’m really excited to see how you tell a story as big and complex as that in Doctor Who.”
Curtis of course is the man behind the hugely successful Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love, Actually and Blackadder – he’s made a career largely on providing laughs and warmth with lots of tears. He is also one of several comedy writers who have contributed scripts to Matt Smith’s first series as the Eleventh Doctor.