Published on April 30th, 2014 | by Danny_Weasel
More New Doctor Who Scriptwriters Announced!
Jamie is most well known at the writer of a several episodes of cult BBC show Being Human as well as penning an episode of Dirk Gently (Douglas Adams created detective) and the film Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel. To say he’s a fan is a bit of an understatement as he states on his blog page:
“As I sit writing this, on my desk I have two Tardises, a Tom Baker, a Tennant, four daleks, a Davros and a Matt Smith.”
The second name, Peter Harness was just as exstatic about breaking the news of his hiring.
Well. I've been desperate to say this since 1979… I'm writing an episode of Doctor Who!!!
— Peter Harness (@mrpeterharness) April 30, 2014
Peter is probably best known for his work on detective show Wallander, that and the fantastic biopic Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me he is also the man who will be giving us the first episode of the BBC adaptation of Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
Two very different writers who will, no doubt bring us two very different stories. As Jamie says writing for Doctor Who is a big thing, especially if you’re a fan:
“[it] is an honour. And a joy. And a huge pressure. And very, very cool. And a chance to shine in front of the biggest audience I have ever had. (Or fall flat on my face, but let’s not dwell on that.)”