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Steven Moffat

Biography

Co-created the BBC’s upgrade of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock. He became the top writer and professional maker of Doctor Who in ’09 2009. He was a higher school English instructor, which he utilized as an motivation for Chalk. Chalk was a good example of his many sitcoms that drew on his personal existence. He had written the 2007 crisis series Jekyll, that was an upgrade of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Unusual Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. His 1st marriage finished in divorce, an event that influenced his sitcom Joking Aside. His courtship and remarriage to tv maker Sue Vertue offered the foundation for Coupling. The few had two kids collectively. He co-wrote The Escapades of Tintin, a 2011 big-screen automobile aimed by Steven Spielberg.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steven Moffat
Date Of Birth November 18, 1961
Place Of Birth Paisley, Scotland
Profession TV Producer
Education University of Glasgow
Nationality British
Spouse Sue Vertue, Maggie Moffat
Children Joshua Moffat, Louis Moffat
Parents Noreen Moffat, Bill Moffat
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, British Academy Television Writer Award, British Academy Television Special Award, Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay, British Academy Television Award for Best Children's Programme - Fiction or Entertainment, SFX Hope for the Future
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, National Television Award for Most Popular Drama, Producers Guild of America Award - David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television, Nebula Award for Best Script, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Movies The Abominable Bride, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, The Husbands of River Song, Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death, The Final Problem, Exam Conditions, The Office
TV Shows Jekyll, Coupling, Chalk, Joking Apart, Press Gang, Sherlock
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1 He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama. He is a television writer in London, England.
2 A huge fan of Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor, Moffat was one of the principal interviewees for the Davison-era Doctor Who (1963) documentary Come in Number Five (2011). He also stated in an interview in 1995 that he thought Davison was the best actor to have played the Doctor.
3 Has children - Louis, Joshua.
4 The original Doctor Who series inspired Moffat to write.
5 Son-in-law of Beryl Vertue, executive producer of Coupling (2003) and Coupling (2000).
6 Son of Bill Moffat.
7 Scottish born school teacher


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chalk 1997 TV Series written by - 12 episodes
The Office 1996 TV Movie
Joking Apart 1991-1995 TV Series written by - 13 episodes
Press Gang 1989-1993 TV Series written by - 43 episodes
Exam Conditions 1992 TV Movie
Stay Lucky 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jekyll announced
Sherlock TV Series written by - 9 episodes, 2010 - 2017 created by - 5 episodes, 2014 - 2017 co-created with - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2014 creator - 2 episodes, 2010 co-created by - 1 episode, 2012
Doctor Who TV Series 14 episodes, 2012 - 2016 written by - 46 episodes, 2005 - 2017 additional dialogue - 1 episode, 2010 story "What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow" - 1 episode, 2007
The Last Day 2013/IV Short
BBC Proms TV Series lead writer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Night and the Doctor 2011 TV Mini-Series short by - 5 episodes
The Adventures of Tintin 2011 screenplay
Doctor Who: Space and Time 2011 TV Short written by
The National Television Awards 2011 2011 TV Special written by - Doctor Who pre-title film
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 1 2010 Video
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 2 2010 Video
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series Doctor Who scene - 1 episode
Coupling 2007-2008 TV Series original scenario - 10 episodes
Jekyll 2007 TV Mini-Series written by - 6 episodes
Coupling 2000-2004 TV Series written by - 28 episodes
Coupling TV Series 5 episodes, 2003 creator - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Privates 1999 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Murder Most Horrid 1994-1999 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death 1999 TV Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jekyll executive producer announced
Sherlock 2010-2017 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Doctor Who TV Series executive producer - 77 episodes, 2010 - 2017 producer - 1 episode, 2013
Class 2016 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Doctor Who Extra 2014 TV Series documentary executive producer
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie executive producer
William Hartnell: The Original 2013 TV Short documentary executive producer
An Adventure in Space and Time 2013 TV Movie executive producer
BBC Proms 2013 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Doctor Who: Good as Gold 2012 TV Short executive producer
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - The Gunpowder Plot 2011 Video Game executive producer
Doctor Who Confidential 2009-2011 TV Series documentary executive producer - 29 episodes
Doctor Who: Space and Time 2011 TV Short executive producer
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 1 2010 Video executive producer - uncredited
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 2 2010 Video executive producer - uncredited
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS 2010 Video Game executive producer
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - Blood of the Cybermen 2010 Video Game executive producer
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks 2010 Video Game executive producer
Jekyll 2007 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Coupling 2003 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Chalk 1997 TV Series associate producer - 12 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who 2010-2014 TV Series showrunner - 57 episodes
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 1 2010 Video showrunner - uncredited
Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Part 2 2010 Video showrunner - uncredited
Office Gossip 2001 TV Series script editor - 6 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie Steven Moffat

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour 2014 TV Movie documentary with special thanks to
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 2010 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself
Doctor Who: The Fan Show 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Doctor Who Extra 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Blue Peter 2014 TV Series Himself - Competition Judge
Doctor Who: Earth Conquest - The World Tour 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Lead Writer / Executive Producer
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion 2014 TV Movie Himself - Show Runner
The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Sherlock: L'Enquête 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Live Pre-Show 2013 TV Movie Himself
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The One Show 2013 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Doctor Who Explained 2013 TV Movie Himself
Doctor Who at the Proms 2013 TV Movie Himself
BBC Proms 2013 TV Series Himself - Lead Writer & Executive Producer
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor 2013 TV Movie Himself
NerdHQ 2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Panelist
Doctor Who: The Companions 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Doctor Who in America 2012 Himself - Show Runner
Doctor Who in the U.S. 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling 2012 TV Series Himself
The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Women of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Science of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
La Nuit Doctor Who 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary
Sherlock Uncovered 2012 TV Movie Himself
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself - Writer
Doctor Who Confidential 2005-2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Head Writer
Breakfast 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Writer & Executive producer, Dr. Who / Himself - Executive Producer, 'Dr. Who'
Come in Number Five 2011 Video documentary Himself
J'irai loler sur vos tombes 2011 TV Series Himself
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Torchwood: Inside the Hub 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
2005 TV Moments 2005 TV Movie Himself
Waking the Dead 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Paris in the Springtime 2005 Video Himself
Imagine 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Putting the Shock Into 'Earthshock' 2003 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself - Screenwriter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss (executive producer)
· Beryl Vertue (executive producer)
· Sue Vertue (executive producer)
· Rebecca Eaton (executive producer)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Sherlock (2010)
2013 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Television Episode Teleplay Sherlock (2010)
2013 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Writer - Drama Sherlock (2010)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
· Arthur Conan Doyle
· Steve Thompson
2012 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best TV Show Doctor Who (2005)
2012 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Drama Series Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2012 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Writer Sherlock (2010)
2012 Special Award BAFTA Awards
2011 Banff Rockie Award Banff Television Festival Best Continuing Series Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Broadcast Awards Broadcast Awards, UK Best Drama Series or Serial Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Toby Haynes (director)
2011 Peabody Award Peabody Awards Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Prix Europa Prix Europa Best Episode of a TV Fiction Series or Serial Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Drama Series Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Judges' Award (Programme) Royal Television Society, UK
2011 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best TV Show Doctor Who (2005)
2011 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best New Drama Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Family Drama Doctor Who (2005)
2011 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Drama Series Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
· Sue Vertue
· Beryl Vertue
2010 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Family Drama Doctor Who (2005)
2008 BAFTA Cymru Award BAFTA Awards, Wales Best Screenwriter (Yr Awdur Gorau Ar Gyfer Y Sgrin) Doctor Who (2005)
2008 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Hettie Macdonald (director)
2008 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best Television Presentation Doctor Who (2005)
2008 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Writer Doctor Who (2005)
2007 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Euros Lyn (director)
2007 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best TV Presentation Doctor Who (2005)
2007 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best TV Episode Doctor Who (2005) · Euros Lyn (director)
2007 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Soap/Series (TV) Doctor Who (2005) · Chris Chibnall
· Paul Cornell
· Russell T. Davies
· Stephen Greenhorn
· Helen Raynor
· Gareth Roberts
2006 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · James Hawes (director)
2006 Rondo Statuette Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards Best TV Presentation Doctor Who (2005)
1991 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Children's Programme (Entertainment/Drama) Press Gang (1989) · Sandra C. Hastie

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Rachel Talalay (director)
2015 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Writer - Film/Television Doctor Who (2005)
2015 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Douglas Mackinnon (director)
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
· Beryl Vertue
· Sue Vertue
2014 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Nick Hurran (director)
2014 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Saul Metzstein (director)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Sherlock (2010)
2014 Bradbury Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Doctor Who (2005) · Nick Hurran (director)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss (executive producer)
· Beryl Vertue (executive producer)
· Sue Vertue (executive producer)
· Rebecca Eaton (executive producer: masterpiece)
2013 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Drama Series/Serial Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss (co-creator)
2013 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Doctor Who (2005)
2013 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Nick Hurran (director)
2013 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Nick Hurran (director)
2013 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Saul Metzstein (director)
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
· Beryl Vertue
· Sue Vertue
2012 Annie Annie Awards Writing in a Feature Production The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Edgar Wright
· Joe Cornish
2012 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Peter Hoar (director)
2012 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Drama Series Doctor Who (2005)
2012 RTS Television Award Royal Television Society, UK Best Writer - Drama Doctor Who (2005)
2012 TRIC Award Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Crime Programme of the Year Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2012 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Television Short-Form Drama Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
· Steve Thompson
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Sherlock (2010)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries or Movie Sherlock (2010) · Beryl Vertue (executive producer)
· Mark Gatiss (executive producer)
· Rebecca Eaton (executive producer for Masterpiece)
· Bethan Jones (executive producer for BBC)
· Sue Vertue (producer)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Television Presentation Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Writer's Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
· Steve Thompson
2011 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Drama Series Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Toby Haynes (director)
2011 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Drama Doctor Who (2005)
2011 National Television Award National Television Awards, UK Most Popular Drama Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Adventures of Tintin (2011) · Joe Cornish
· Edgar Wright
2011 TRIC Award Television and Radio Industries Club Awards TV Drama Programme of the Year Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
2011 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Television Short-Form Drama Sherlock (2010) · Mark Gatiss
· Steve Thompson
2011 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Television Drama Series Doctor Who (2005) · Richard Curtis
· Steve Thompson
· Gareth Roberts
· Neil Gaiman
· Matthew Graham
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Sherlock (2010)
2010 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Writers' Guild of Great Britain Television Drama Series Doctor Who (2005) · Toby Whithouse
· Simon Nye
· Mark Gatiss
· Chris Chibnall
2009 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form Doctor Who (2005) · Euros Lyn (director)
2008 BAFTA Scotland Award BAFTA Awards, Scotland Best Writer - Film/Television Doctor Who (2005)
2008 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Script Doctor Who (2005)
1992 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Children's Programme (Fiction) Press Gang (1989) · Sandra C. Hastie


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#Quote
1 [on Doctor Who] Rebirth is at the core. There's an ending, yes, but there's a reassurance that the moment of sadness will be followed by a sunrise. That's the fundamental message of all kids' stories: as dark as it gets, the dawn will come. No show has so many endings and so many beginnings as Doctor Who.
2 [on Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part One (1977)] How could a good hack think that the BBC could make a giant rat? If he'd come to my house, when I was fourteen, and said 'Can BBC Special Effects do a giant rat?', I'd have said no. I'd rather see them do something limited than something crap. What I resented was going to school two days later, and my friends knew I watched this show, and they'd say 'Did you see the giant rat?', and I'd have to say I thought there was dramatic integrity elsewhere.
3 My memory of Doctor Who (1963) is based on bad television that I enjoyed at the time.
4 Doctor Who (1963) wasn't limited by the times or the style that were prevalent then. It was limited by the relatively meagre talent of the people who were working on it. Mostly they were middle of the range hacks who were not going to go on to do much else. Over 26 years, the hit rate is not high enough. There are people who have worked on Doctor Who (1963) and gone on to great things, like Douglas Adams. I just think most people thought this was going to be the big moment of their lives, which is a shame. As a television format, Doctor Who (1963) equals anything. Unless I chose my episodes very carefully, I couldn't sit anyone I work with in television down in front of Doctor Who (1963) and say 'Watch this'.
5 [on the Doctor Who (1963) hiatus in 1985] I was sort of distraught. Proper, proper Doctor Who (1963) fan, not unaware that it was crashing and burning at that moment.
6 [on the Colin Baker era of Doctor Who (1963)] Being a Doctor Who (1963) fan is a bit like being a football fan, I imagine, because you're sitting there desperate every Saturday for it to be good. And it had been pretty good I think when Peter [Peter Davison] was in it and then suddenly, suddenly it really wasn't. And you were going 'Ugh, it's a bit charmless, it's a bit losing its way', and so when the axe fell that terrible day, it didn't feel like a surprise, it felt 'Oh no!' But I thought 'Don't get rid of it! That's like cancelling James Bond because there's been a bad one!'
7 I dearly love Doctor Who (1963), but I don't think my love of it translated into it's being a tremendously good series. It was a bit crap at times, wasn't it?
8 When I look back at Doctor Who (1963) now, I laugh at it fondly. As a television professional, I think 'How did these guys get a paycheque every week?'. Nothing from the black and white days, with the exception of the pilot episode, should have got out of the building. They should have been clubbing those guys to death. You've got an old guy in the lead [William Hartnell] who can't remember his lines. You've got Patrick Troughton, who was a good actor, but his companions - how did they get their Equity card? They're unimaginably bad. Once you get to the colour stuff, some of it's watchable, but it's laughable. Mostly now, looking back, I'm startled by it. Given that it's a teatime show, a children's show, I think most of the Peter Davison stuff is well-constructed, the directors are consistent.
9 Don't you think it's fair to say that Doctor Who (1963) was a great idea that happened to the wrong people? I think the actual structure, the actual format is as good as anything that's ever been done. The character of the Doctor, the TARDIS, all that stuff is so good, it can actually stand not being done terribly well. There was some very good stuff spread over the twenty-five years, but that wasn't enough.
10 Peter Davison is a better actor than all the other ones. That's the simple reason why it works better. There's no complicated reason why Peter Davison carried on working and all the others disappeared into a retirement home.
11 I like that Helen Mirren has been saying the next Doctor should be a woman. I would like to go on record and say that the Queen should be played by a man!
12 Murray Gold is a genius. The number of melodies that man has come up with that are utterly haunting, utterly memorable.
13 Sherlock Holmes is a human that longs to be a god, The Doctor is a god that longs to be a human.
14 [on his updated personification of Sherlock Holmes] A modern young man who wore a deerstalker would look a right dickhead, wouldn't he?
15 I can answer it with three letters: N-B-C. Very, very good writing team. Very, very good cast. The network fucked it up because they intervened endlessly. If you really want a job to work, don't get Jeff Zucker's team to come help you because they're not funny ... I think I'm entitled to say that because I think the way in which NBC slagged off the creative team on American "Coupling" after its failure was disgraceful and traitorous. So I enjoy slagging them off. That's the end of my career in L.A. I'll be leaving shortly.
16 I feel creatively stifled by the BBC every single day - but I'm a writer and 'creatively stifled' counts as anything short of an instant series commission, a guaranteed second series, a cuddle, a guaranteed third series, and a whispered invitation back to 'my place' (where I'll explain that really I've got a five-series arc in mind, and a spin-off.)
17 People love talking about the past, because they know they survived it. People hate the future cos they know they won't. I like the past too, but I don't think living there's an option.
18 I'm all for whingeing, of course - we're writers, it's our golf.
19 Most fans are delighted with just about all of Doctor Who (2005); really, they are. But mixed in with that are some insanely vocal ones who go on about how they hated it every single week. Which raises the question, 'Why are you fucking watching it then?' Many of those guys used to support my episodes, but they already think I'll fuck it up completely now. It makes no sense, especially when you look at what I was praised for by those vocal fans. They'd say, 'It will be great when Moffat takes over, because then there won't be so much romance, there won't be all that soapy stuff, there won't be all this comedy, and there won't be overuse of the sonic screwdriver'. But I do all those things, even more than Russell (Russell T. Davies) does! And I've got the record for gay jokes. I've got the gayest joke of all time in Doctor Who (2005) - I've got the 'beard' joke about the Master. I'm worse than he is for most of that!
20 The show is really tough for a super fit David Tennant so you might kill somebody who takes on the role in their 60s. For Doctor Who (2005) to turn into an old man you'd be pissed off. Even William Hartnell had trouble back then, he was often ill and he forgot his lines. I think the Doctor will always be about 40.
21 You come across the occasional nutter who will talk about Russell's (Russell T. Davies) gay agenda - I imagine he keeps it in a pink folder in a special leopardskin safe - but this is possibly the most heterosexual Doctor we've ever had. Clearly, Russell's gay agenda is to turn everyone straight.
22 It felt right that the James Bond of the future would bed anyone. He's far too busy saving the universe to worry about which brand of genitals is best. (On the character of Captain Jack in Doctor Who (2005) and Torchwood (2006))
23 The misconception about children's fiction is that it's lightweight or fluffy. It's about really big and important things. It's adults who like light and fluffy. Everything is big and important to a child, so their stories are about big and important events.
24 Literally, the whole family sits down to watch Doctor Who (2005): mum and dad, granddad, the two kids... Mum's fancying David Tennant, dad's thinking the spaceships are really cool, the granddad is saying it was better when it was William Hartnell.... and they're all thinking it's aimed at them.
25 It's aimed at kids and adults. And why should anyone care about this? If you watch it, then it's for you. It shouldn't matter. I mean the specific thing about it being a children's program, is that it follows the imperatives and narrative rules and the joy of children's fiction. If you watch Doctor Who (2005) at 9 pm at night (as you do in the United States) it's going to seem a bit odd. It's energetic. The Doctor walks straight out of the TARDIS and into trouble, and you accept it. The Master becomes Prime Minister of Britain, and you accept it. It's got all the brio and vigour of Harry Potter, Narnia and Star Wars. That doesn't mean it doesn't appeal to adults. Star Wars, the most successful film franchise ever, is explicitly for children, but adults love it. Doctor Who (2005) is my favorite thing in the world. If you're in Britain, we'll show you the sticker books and the lunchboxes. In the schoolyard on Monday, they're all talking about Doctor Who (2005). That doesn't mean it's childish. It's very sophisticated.
26 I really enjoyed Peter's (Peter Davison) Doctor. I said sometimes, he's underrated as the Doctor - although not after "Time Crash" (Doctor Who: Time Crash (2007)), that's for sure. I think he's a brilliant Doctor... He paved the way for the younger, more reckless Doctors... He is the first modern Doctor... Before Davison, he was always the father figure, and suddenly the Doctor became your reckless mate... The Doctor always doesn't know what he's doing, he just hopes he can get away with it.
27 There are no bad feelings between Spielberg (Steven Spielberg) and me, but Doctor Who (2005) has to come before Hollywood. I am working on scripts to be filmed next year. Russell T. Davies is doing four specials next, then my shows will begin. I talked to Steven and he completely understood. Steven is a fan and he understood my passion for the series completely.
28 I've been dreaming of writing for Dr Who (Doctor Who (2005)) since I was seven.
29 You're guaranteed to be lucky several times in your life-it's what you do with it. Young writers spend all their time worrying, in a way that David Gerrold did not and I did not. How do they get to meet the right people? How do they get to the right parties? If only someone would read my script... Forget all that. All these things are easy and will happen. The way you get your script to the right people is that you put it in an envelope. It's fucking easy. The difficult bit is writing something that is so good people will take a punt on a brand new writer. That's it-you have to write an absolutely terrific script.

#Trademark
1 His main characters often hold a lengthy, humorous and sometimes emotional speech to emphasize their personal opinion or to cause a change of heart to others.
2 Doctor Who references

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