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Published on March 20th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Season 31 Writers & Directors

The BBC have released confirmed details of the writers and directors for the new series of Doctor Who – albeit without any further episode titles.

Matt Smith IS the Doctor!The Eleventh Hour kicks off season 31 of Doctor Who, and sees the first of the brand new directors Adam Smith bringing to life Steven Moffat’s script. Episode two, The Beast Below meanwhile sees Andrew Gunn tackling a script by the Moff, before continuing into Victory of the Daleks, by Mark Gatiss.

The Time of Angels and The Flesh of Stone sees the return of The Weeping Angels with Adam Smith again directing a Steven Moffat script, while Vampires in Venice is directed by Johnny Campbell and written by Toby Whithouse.

Episode 7 and onwards remain untitled, with Simon Nye’s script directed by Catherine Morshead, Chris Chibnall providing a two part adventure to be interpreted by Ashley Way and Johnny Campell directing Richard Curtis’ episode 10. Catherine Morshead directs Gareth Roberts’ third Doctor Who episode (following The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp and Planet of the Dead) while the series concludes with Steven Moffat’s two parter directed by Toby Haynes.

So that list in full:

Writers
Steven Moffat (ep 1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 13)
Mark Gatiss (ep 3)
Toby Whithouse (ep 6)
Simon Nye (ep 7)
Chris Chibnall (ep 8, 9)
Richard Curtis (ep 10)
Gareth Roberts (ep 11)

Directors
Adam Smith (ep 1, 4, 5)
Andrew Gunn (ep 2, 3)
Jonny Campbell (ep 6, 10)
Catherine Morshead (ep 7, 11) Ashley Way (ep 8, 9)
Toby Haynes (ep 12, 13)

In addition, Patrick Schweitzer is credited as co-producer on Vampires in Venice and the as yet untitled episode 6, something that is likely due to the two episodes featuring location work in Croatia

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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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