It looks as though Russell T. Davies won’t be convinced to return to Doctor Who… after turning down the chance to do something for its tenth anniversary.
That’s right – it’s almost been ten whole years since Doctor Who was revived for a modern audience… and it looks like the BBC is planning to do something a bit special. But while the studio may have wanted Russell T. Davies to return, it seems he isn’t so convinced.
And it looks as though he’s flat out refused.
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During an interview with the Radio Times, the former Doctor Who show runner revealed that he turned down the opportunity of a one-off return.
“Someone from the [BBC’s] branding team sent me a very lovely email saying do you want to do something,” he revealed. “I don’t know what they imagined: a talk or a convention perhaps. I just said no, to be honest. A programme can’t have its 50th and then its 10th. I think that’s just confusing. It’s marvellous and glorious; let it carry on.”
Of course, Davies was responsible for the show’s revival back in 2005… and wrote the entire first series himself. But would he consider writing another episode?
“Wouldn’t that be nice?” he said. “The lovely Steven invites me every year to come and write one. And I love him and I love them and I love watching it, but here I am, moving on.”
“I love Doctor Who with all my heart but nothing is more important to me than my own stuff.”
Russell T. Davies is currently working on BBC’s outstanding children’s TV show Wizards vs Aliens as well as the upcoming three-fold drama series Cucumber, Banana, Tofu.
Will the BBC ever be able to convince him to return? I get the feeling he still has a lot of respect for the show… and I certainly wouldn’t rule it out. After all, I’d personally love to see his take on Capaldi’s Doctor.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
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