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Published on February 8th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

Two Series 7 Writers Confirmed!

A fantastic genre writer and a potential Moffat successor have been confirmed as writers for Doctor Who Series 7!

Doctor Who Magazine reports that returnees Chris Chibnall (Torchwood) and Toby Whithouse (Being Human) have been drafted in for the next run of the Time Lord’s adventures. Between them, they have brought back old friends, seen the battle for ownership of the Earth reach a testy alliance between humans and Silurians, seen Venice under the rule of non-vampires and saved a hurtling spaceship from an alien sun (don’t forget the Cyberwoman – Ed).

While nothing has been confirmed about their episodes Whithouse confirmed at the SFX Weekender that his would be the third in the series and could be ‘one of the final ones’ for Amy and Rory – which is exactly what the other thirteen episodes could be.

Still, Chibnall’s episode is said to feature one of the biggest ever sets used in Doctor Who – so at the very least,  it’ll have scope.

Filming on the new series is due to commence on the 20th February.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to Two Series 7 Writers Confirmed!

  1. avatar gavinio says:

    Is it just me, or like Mark Gatiss, have these talented writers yet to deliver an interesting Who script on a consistent basis? I’ve not been impressed by either of Chibnall’s Who stories yet and of Whithouses’ only School Reunion has been enjoyable – and that was probably more for the return of old friends than for the story itself.

  2. avatar Matt says:

    Not over excited to hear these names to be honest; neither, despite a few attempts, have delivered top tier Who; though Whithouse has come closest, last years God Complex was very enjoyable. In Chibnal’s case, with the Silurian two parter, he’s delivered a total dog.

    I’d love it, but would be surprised, to hear Paul Cornell is coming back (seriously, why hasn’t he had an episode since series 3?!), and Neil Gaiman.

    Ah well, hopefully they’ll both deliver this time around!

  3. avatar francis cave says:

    Chris Chibnall eh?

    I wonder which classic Who script he will be rewriting this time…..

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