Writing on his blog recently, Series 6 scriptwriter and fantasy author Neil Gaiman revealed how pleased he was with the final edit of his forthcoming Doctor Who episode.
Featuring Suranne Jones and Michael Sheen in guest roles, the episode is scheduled to appear fourth in the new run, expected to begin on April 23rd (although this is yet to be confirmed). Stardust and Sandman creator Neil Gaiman also blogged that the show looked polished:
“I just saw the finished version of my Doctor Who episode. I was happy. There were moments and even scenes I missed, but that’s always the way.”
“Mostly I was just impressed by the performances, direction and music… They spent money on this one and it shows.”
Gaiman’s involvement with Doctor Who sees a continuation of Steven Moffat’s policy of using writers who are well-known in other genres. Scripts in Series 5 came from usual suspects such as Mark Gatiss and Toby Whithouse along with big names like Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love, Actually) and Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly),