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Wondercon Doctor Who Panel (Video)

If you weren’t lucky enough to make it to Wondercon last weekend, perhaps you’ve got 40 minutes to spare to watch the Doctor Who panel, which featured writer Neil Gaiman, director Toby Haynes and actor Mark Sheppard?

It was at this event that we discovered how Gaiman felt about having to see his episode – The Doctor’s Wife – dropped from the 2010 run in favour of production this time around.

“At the time it made me incredibly sad and now makes me incredibly happy because I have Rory in it, as he didn’t exist in episode 11 of the last season.”

“So getting to write for Arthur Darvill who is wonderful. And getting to write dialogue between him and Amy and the Doctor is just so much fun.”

As you may know, the episode features Suranne Jones (Coronation Street, Vincent, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Single Father) as Idris, a character that Gaiman describes as being:

“…an old acquaintance of the Doctor’s but with a new face.”

What’s also interesting, before you go an hit play, is that Gaiman describes it as “almost a River free episode”.

We don’t know what it means either.

Christian Cawley


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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