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Steven Moffat, writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock

Script To Screen Pupils Wow Moffat

It’s Script to Screen time again, where up and down the country primary school pupils become the envy of every writer as they compete to get their scripts turned into mini Doctor Who episodes.

Steven Moffat, writer of Doctor Who and SherlockBy now successful groups of students will have heard whether or not their efforts cut the mustard.

One group who made the shortlist were pupils from the Holy Trinity Pewley Down school, Guildford, who despite not winning the competition, got the surprise of their lives when an impressed Steven Moffat sent them a prize anyway reports Get Surrey.

Elliot, Jamie and Ellie all received Doctor Who goody bags for their efforts which had partly been supported by the lunchtime classes set up by drama teacher, Sarah Jackson:

“I was very impressed with the way they worked. They were very imaginative actually and it was good to be there to observe them.”

The competition rules called for each 3 minute script had to have an Olympic theme which the trio tackled by having the Doctor, Amy and Rory to an alien planet which resembled ancient Greece in 776 BC where the first Olympic games were held. However soon after landing the Doctor discovers that Grecian statues are in fact Weeping Angels.

The children took the disappointing news better than their teacher but were happy with their consolation prize:

 “They are all Doctor Who fans so they know who he is and that was probably the best part for them.”


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.

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