Tuesday, 1 July 2008


I'm back home, refreshed, excited and desperately sad about Doctor Who. Are my Saturdays to be changed forever? No more servings of David Tennant? Will the next doctor in fact be a woman?

Actually, you should watch Doctor Who with the eye of a writer. There are many techniques used by the fabulous Russell T Davies and his successor Stephen Moffat that you can learn from. Particularly watch the Doctor Who Confidential which immediately follows Doctor Who on BBC 3. The writers often talk about how they do it. One comment that sticks in my mind is that if no one has died in the last 10 pages, Russell has to kill someone off. Like Raymond Chandler and enter a man with a gun.

2 comments:

Kev.yourell said...

It is unliklely Tennent is no longer the Doctor something has to be up, Firstly Tennent has been seen filming this years Christmas special, as well as priviously spoken about future series. Second River Song recignoised Tennent imediatly as the Doctor even though she said she had never seen him so "young" before.
Since something of the insect still seems to remain on Donna's back maybe that will play a significant part.
Also Harriet Jones was tapping out the same beat as the Master???

BarbaraS said...

Oooh. Aaah. Nice to see you're back, EW!