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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…

Bill Nighy to Guest

Big news today is the guest casting of the acclaimed veteran actor Bill Nighy in an episode of Doctor Who later this year. Nighy – whose credits include Still Crazy, the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy movie, Love, Actually and the Underworld series – is unsurprisingly appearing in the episode written by Love, Actually writer…

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