Exclusive: Matthew Graham writing for Doctor Who series 6?
We’ve been speaking to one of the brains behind Ashes To Ashes, who reveals that he’s likely to be writing for Doctor Who’s sixth series…
Last week, we had the pleasure of talking to Matthew Graham about the forthcoming third and final series of Ashes To Ashes (the show he created and runs with Ashley Pharoah), which is heading to our screens in the months ahead.
We're not allowed to run the interview in full for a few weeks yet, unfortunately, but we are able to discuss one of the revelations that Matthew offered as part and parcel of our chat.
We got on to talking about Doctor Who, given that Matthew had written for the show before with the season two episode Fear Her ("The really cheap episode," as he recalls). And so, we asked if he had any plans to return to the show. Here's what Matthew said...
"I'd love to come back. I went to see Piers Wenger and Steven Moffat last year about doing a two-parter for the series that they're shooting now. And I contacted them and said, ‘Look, I've got this idea for a Doctor Who. Can I talk to you?' And they were, ‘Yeah, yeah. Brilliant.' And I just couldn't make the time work, with going to the States and Ashes gearing up again. But I'd love to go back and do some more.
I want to do one with monsters. They owe me monsters!"
We then asked if he thought he was pencilled in for a series six story if he could make the time work. And here's what Matthew said:
"Yeah, yeah. I do actually. Piers has been really, really gracious and said that if you could come and do a Doctor Who for us, we'd really love to have you back. And I'd love to do it. It's a fantastic job. A very, very nerve-wracking job. But since I've had an even bigger, more scary franchise to get involved with for a bit. And now I've got my own to look after as well! It's a series of people handing me precious objects and saying don't drop them! "
With Neil Gaiman already confirmed for one episode, and Matthew Graham possibly taking one of the other slots, Doctor Who's sixth revived series is beginning to take shape...