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STEVEN MOFFAT

Answering the burning questions posed by DWM readers – the man in charge of Doctor Who!

MARTIN PAXMAN asks: At what point did you decide that Nardole should return to the series?

I decided Nardole should return to Doctor Who when Matt Lucas got in touch saying, “I loved being in that show. Can I come back?” And I sat there thinking, ‘Okay, so this guy who’s out in LA being offered every kind of pilot and every kind of career advancement has basically decided that instead of all that wealth and spectacular success, he’d rather go to Cardiff and make Doctor Who.’ I thought, ‘He is of my kind. He belongs to our world.’ And so now that was an opportunity – given that it was in front of me and possible – I decided to import the best comic timing I’ve ever seen into Doctor Who on a regular basis.

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Contents include: an exclusive, in-depth interview with Fifth Doctor Peter Davision; Doctor Who's executive producer, Brian Minchin, talks about the next series; showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers' questions; new comic strip action for the Doctor and Jess in the final episode of The Pestilent Heart; the Time Team watch the 2010 Eleventh Doctor story The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood; The Fact of Fiction takes a close look at the 1977 Fourth Doctor adventure The Sun Makers; the mysteries of the TARDIS wardrobe are considered in Wotcha!; plus reviews, previews, prize-winning competitions and more!
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