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Published on February 26th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Toby’s Secret Genre

Scriptwriter and Being Human creator Toby Whithouse has given an interview to BBC America about the return of the popular domestic supernatural comedy drama and his presence as a contributor to Doctor Who Series 7.

Whithouse, of course, has previously brought us The God Complex in 2011, Vampires of Venice in 2010 and School Reunion in 2006. Chatting quite openly about Being Human (a show whose fourth series is currently airing in the UK) he naturally lets little information out when discussion turns to his Doctor Who episode.

What we do learn, however, is that just as promised by Steven Moffat previously, the episodes are more stand-alone than they have been previously under The Grand Moff’s time in charge.

…Certainly on this series, the episodes are much more stand-alone and, in a way, more distinct from each other. You’ll have episodes, but they’ll be much more of a specific genre. And the next week will be a different genre.

On the matter of Whithouse’s own episode, however, we find that there is something very special about it.

My episode is in a genre I’ve never written before — frankly, no one has written in that genre for quite a while now.

The big question is: what genre is he talking about?

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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+.



One Response to Toby’s Secret Genre

  1. avatar farsighted99 says:

    Western, I’d imagine. It’s been awhile since Doctor Who did one of those. And Matt already has the hat!

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