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The Writers and Directors of SERIES 11

With an introduction from Doctor Who’s showrunner, these are the directors and additional writers of the next series…


Finally! The moment has come where we can start telling you a bit more. Next issue, we’ll introduce you to more of the people who populate this year’s production team on Doctor Who. But first, I want to introduce the writers and directors of this year’s episodes.

When Richard Eyre was artistic director of the National Theatre he would quote George Devine, the founder of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court, when asked about policy or vision: “Policy is who you work with.”

So as the latest incumbent of the Doctor Who hot seat, I guess these people are my policy. A team of writers who’ve been working quietly and secretly for a long time now, crafting characters, worlds and stories to excite and move you. A set of directors who stood those scripts up on their feet, bringing those ideas, visuals and emotions into existence with bravura and fun.

Hailing from a range of backgrounds, tastes and styles, here’s what unites them: they are awesome people as well as brilliant at their job. (It matters!) They love Doctor Who. And they’ve all worked above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to bring you something special, later this year.

So may I introduce to you: the writers and directors of this year’s Doctor Who. No spoilers now… CHRIS CHIBNALL

Malorie Blackman

The Noughts & Crosses novels written by Malorie Blackman.

Former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults.

Highlights of her career include the Noughts & Crosses series of novels (Noughts & Crosses won the Red House FCBG Children’s Book Award as well as being included in the top 100 of the BBC Big Read), Cloud Busting (winner of the Smarties Silver Award), Thief (winner of the Young Telegraph/ Fully Booked Award) and Hacker (winner of the WH Smith Children’s Book Award and the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award for best children’s book of the year).

Malorie is a scriptwriting graduate of the National Film and Television School. Her book Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, was adapted into a BAFTA-winning, six-part TV serial, where Malorie wrote the first four episodes. As well as writing original and adapted drama scripts for TV, Malorie also regularly wrote for CBBC’s Byker Grove.

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SERIES 11 COMPANIONS MANDIP GILL AND TOSIN COLE WRITE FOR DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE! READ THEIR DOCTOR WHO DIARY IN THE LATEST ISSUE. Doctor Who Magazine 529 also includes: • Meet the writers and directors of Series 11 • An interview with Roy Scammell, who was part of Doctor Who's stunt team in the 1970s • The life and work of Don Harper, the composer responsible for the soundtrack to 1968 epic The Invasion • Big Finish's Lisa Bowerman answers questions from the TARDIS tin • Games company Gale Force 9 reveal the background to Time of the Daleks • A tribute to Alan Bennion, who played three Ice Warriors in the 1960s and 70s • Part Six of The Clockwise War, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • The Time Team watches three pseudo-historical Doctor Who stories • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2013 Eleventh Doctor story Hide • Third Doctor cosplay with Rob Lloyd • Previews, audio, DVD and game reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!