It may have gone (temporarily – 1 Month & 25 Days until The Christmas Invasion) from our screens, but Doctor Who is going from strength to strength.

Captain Jack (alas last seen abandoned in the future) is to get his own series in an “adult spinoff” on BBC 3. Is this the first ever Doctor Who spinoff? Torchwood (anag) is to be a paranoid sci-fi thriller cop show: “It’s dark, wild and sexy”. Er, well, good then. That’ll help tide us over while we’re waiting for series “three”.

Meanwhile there’s even more good news about the official series – best of all that Stephen Fry will write episode 11 of series “two”! Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (writers on “An Unearthly Child” & “The Doctor Dances” and “The Unquiet Dead”) are also writing episodes, while guest stars include Pauline Collins and as well as the cybermen, Sarah Jane Smith (and K9) are back!


And there’s currently Gatiss-scripted Doctor Who on the radio – Invaders from Mars is on BBC 7, with the 8th Doctor in ’30s New York.

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