Doctor Who: Well known authors to collaborate for new series

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A number of well known children’s authors are to collaborate with the BBC to write for a new series of Doctor Who.

The upcoming season will focus on a number of original plot-lines from the popular science fiction programme but they will be rewritten as “eshorts” as part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

There will be 11 stories focussing on each actor to ever play the Doctor starting with the first, William Hartnell, and finishing with current star Matt Smith.

The identity of the first author to write a plot will be unveiled on the BBC show’s official Facebook page on January 7 with the final person being announced on January 23.

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A video from each author will also appear on the official YouTube account from January 11 onwards.

The show’s publisher Juliet Matthews said: “We are delighted to have 11 sensational children’s authors involved in the series, all bringing an individual style, imagination and interpretation to their eshort tribute to the Doctor.”

A paperback book containing the series will also be published by Puffin in November this year.

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One Response to “Doctor Who: Well known authors to collaborate for new series”

  1. Desariella of Aresia says:

    I love the show. Can’t wait for all the 50th anniversary stuff.

    PS: Check out my DW fanfic “The Aresian Saga”. (Just google the title)