Tagged Richard Curtis

Vincent and the Doctor Preview

Doctor Who continues this Saturday night with Tony Curran and Bill Nighy guesting in Vincent and the Doctor… Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it, as the time-travelling drama continues with an episode written by Richard Curtis. Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with…

Richard Curtis on Doctor Who

The new Radio Times – on sale today – features an interview with Vincent and the Doctor writer Richard Curtis, whom they describe as “King of RomComs” following his success with films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually.   According to Richard Curtis, Doctor Who is the Hamlet of the television…

Gaiman’s Fairytale

Speaking to the BBC News website about his script in the next series of Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman has responsed to the recent criticism by fellow fantasy author Terry Pratchett. Pratchett, as guest editor of SFX Magazine, recently described elements of Doctor Who as “ludicrous” – although his argument was fair enough, it was taken a…

Preview van Gogh

As expected highlight of the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who is Vincent and the Doctor – written by hugely successful comedy writer Richard Curtis, the adventure is set to be given a special British Film Institute preview showing early in June. Set for a preview screening on Wednesday, 2nd June, the episode will be…

Moffat: Comedy is Horror

The SFX online interview with Steven Moffat continues today, with more contradiction of statements by a certain previous Doctor Who showrunner and thoughts on the new Doctor and companion combination of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Moffat also gives his opinion on writing comedy and horror, and the similarities between the two, citing this as…

Season 31 Writers & Directors

The BBC have released confirmed details of the writers and directors for the new series of Doctor Who – albeit without any further episode titles. The Eleventh Hour kicks off season 31 of Doctor Who, and sees the first of the brand new directors Adam Smith bringing to life Steven Moffat’s script. Episode two, The…

“Emotional and Heartfelt”

Just what you would expect from a script by the king of UK schmaltz, Richard Curtis; Piers Wenger described episode 10 of the upcoming series of Doctor Who as “emotional and heartfelt.” Executive Producer Piers Wenger was chatting with Doctor Who Magazine alongside colleague Beth Willis, discussing how different the job of running the show…

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