Doctor Who chief writer Steven Moffat

Moffat in the Writer’s Room

With a Weeping Angel at the bottom of the garden of his new house, Steven Moffat has, for the first time in his life, a proper office for writing.

Steven Moffat, writer of Doctor Who and Sherlock

This snippet, and more (including how he deals with Writer’s block, how Blink and A Scandal in Belgravia were both filmed in the same house and an explanation of how the showrunner job doesn’t actually exist), can be gleaned from a new interview with the Doctor Who and Sherlock chief over at the BBC Writersroom, a place where people like me and assistant editor Phil Bates spend far too much time dreaming of doing something that isn’t copywriting.

Running to just over eleven minutes, this is an interesting look into how Moffat works, why he writes and what he would take should he ever be stranded on a desert island (and let’s face it, how likely is that?). You’ll also learn that Moffat is absolutely aware of how television is about to change (and is changing) due to things like Netflix and tablets.

Head over to the BBC Writersroom to watch the full interview

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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