Doctor Who Executive Producer Steven Moffat

Moffat Cagey on Cumberbatch Casting

Steven Moffat has been chatting to the Radio Times at this evenings Royal Television Society awards, naturally about Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Doctor Who Executive Producer Steven MoffatThe “Benedict Cumberbatch Question” was raised with the man who decides what will happen in each series of Doctor Who, but he sadly wasn’t in much of a mood to offer an interesting answer.

“People really do sit in rooms and make that stuff up. Look at the filming schedules for Doctor Who and Sherlock – those two shows tend to shoot at the same time. We’d have a problem and there’s only so much I can arrange.”

Although we’re big fans of The Grand Moff, I think I need to take issue with that statement. Firstly, most people do indeed sit in rooms. In this case, it’s rooms with TVs broadcasting Steven Moffat programmes, namely Doctor Who or Sherlock, noticing a striking presence (cast by Steven Moffat) on the screen and thinking: “what if…?”

A bit of humility would be more appropriate. If the answer is no, just say no!

Not his last word (or his most accurate – we’re not sure about his dates) as Moffat then hinted:

“But who knows what could happen in the future…”

Hints were in short supply, it seems, with the Doctor Who boss reluctant to share anything else other than tell us one of the episode titles is particularly good.

“Watch out for the title of episode two. I think that’s a belter. It’s one of my favourite titles ever.”

Unfortunately, given how titles can change, this could be absolutely anything. He could be talking about his favourite gobstopper, for all we know.

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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