We really don’t know how this one managed to sneak under the radar, but at a recent Coronation Street fan event former Doctor Who producer Phil Collinson revealed that a live episode was in the planning stages as recently as 2008!
Introduced to television as a means of bridging the gap between TV and live theatre and a great way of getting the best out of actors in a single take for special anniversary events, live episodes have been featured in soap operas such as EastEnders and Collinson’s current show, Coronation Street. Popular Doctor Who director Graeme Harper was in the chair for the recent Coronation Street 50th anniversary live episode, which again brings us back to this interesting snippet of information.
We’ve already heard from Steven Moffat in recent interviews that something is planned for the series 50th anniversary – could a live episode be an element of this?
If so, in which direction do you think they will take it – a small, focussed and chilling Midnight-esque episode or some sort of two-hander between the Doctor and one of this companions or enemies?
Or would something big, bold and spectacular, recorded in the traditional manner, be more to your 50th anniversary tastes?
(With thanks to Gareth)