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Doctor Who and the Overthrow of the Thatcher Goverment
"My exact words were: I’d like to overthrow the government. I was a young firebrand and I wanted to answer honestly. I was very angry about the social injustice in Britain under Thatcher and I’m delighted that came into the show."
- former Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel on the shows 80s political stance.
Terrance Dicks and Andrew Cartmel on Newsnight
. Meanwhile former Doctor David Tennant gives his veiws on the
Master-like characteristics of Tory leader David Cameron
on Feb 16, 2010 -
The Who we never knew
The Russell T. Davis papers
– As he prepares to leave the role of Doctor Who show runner
he’s releasing a book of email exchanges with
Doctor Who Magazine
writer Benjamin Cook about his time on the longstanding British SF series, revealing
the younger face of Who he’s like to see
, and plans for a
Doctor Who/Harry Potter crossover
which never materialized.
on Sep 18, 2008 -
Script-Doctorin' the TARDIS
As of 2010
Steven Moffat will be replacing Russell T. Davies
as lead writer and executive producer of
. In 2005
revived the series
, which had been dormant (bar
the odd US co-production or audiodrama
) since 1989, for
. It won awards and was successful enough to spawn the spin-offs
Sarah Jane Adventures
and the popular-in-America
. He is replaced by
, one of the regular writers on the show, whose
have won a number of
. "I applied before but I got knocked back 'cos the BBC wanted someone else. Also I was seven. Anyway, I'm glad the BBC has finally seen the light and it's a huge honour to be following Russell into the best - and the toughest - job in television. I say toughest 'cos Russell's at my window right now, pointing and laughing."
on May 20, 2008 -
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