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Published on September 2nd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Mark Gatiss Script in 2011?

It seems that the next series of Doctor Who will feature an episode written by Mark Gatiss, if director Richard Clark’s tweets are anything to go by.

Doctor Who writer Mark GatissClark – who previously directed 2007′s Gridlock and The Lazarus Experiment (in which Gatiss starred as the eponymous professor) – recently updated his Twitter feed (@rclarkie) with the revelation:

In the thick of Dr Who. New drafts coming along. Mark Gatiss story wonderful.

He also tweets enthusiastically about Neil Gaiman’s episodes, which kind of suggests he’s also directing.

Mark Gatiss – who gained popularity as part of comedy troupe The League of Gentlemen – previous wrote 2005′s The Unquiet Dead, 2010′s Victory of the Daleks (in which he also appeared) and of course co-wrote and Executive Produced the BBC’s Sherlock alongside Steven Moffat.

(Via Digital Spy)


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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+.

2 Responses to Mark Gatiss Script in 2011?

  1. avatar Bow Ties Are Cool says:

    I enjoyed both The Unquiet Dead and The Idiot’s Lantern (the less said about Victory of the Daleks the better), but if Mark can write a Dr Who episode just half as brilliant as his episode of Sherlock, then we’d really be in for something special.

  2. avatar jet simian says:

    Just so long as it’s a two-parter (because he needs the space to tell a story after ‘Victory’), called ‘Nightshade’.

    Co-starring in the title role, ooh I dunno… Jim Carter?

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