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Northamptonshire Man wrote Doctor Who episode for actor Matt Smith

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THE new series of Doctor Who will see a Northampton-born Doctor staring in a show written by a Northamptonshire-born scriptwriter.

Writer Tom MacRae, who is from Weedon, has written an episode called The Girl Who Waited for the hit BBC programme, which is due to take to the screens again in the autumn.

He had previously written two episodes of the show when David Tennant was playing The Doctor, but told the Chron that writing for his friend, Northampton-born actor, Matt Smith, added a whole new dimension to working on the programme.

He said: “It’s wonderful writing for Matt, he’s such a fantastic actor and a genuinely lovely guy.

“He’s about the same age as me, we’re from the same town and we’ve got a lot of friends in common, so it was great to work with him.

“And as The Doctor, I admire him so much. I’m a huge fan of what he’s done on the show, I would say he’s ‘my Doctor’.”

Seven episodes of this year’s season of Doctor Who were shown earlier this year.

The final six episodes of the series will see the Doctor take on Hitler and climax with what has been promised to be ‘the biggest twist so far’.

Mr MacRae’s episode will be screened later this year and will revolve around the Doctor’s assistant, Amy Pond, played by Scottish actress, Karen Gillan.

Describing the making of the episode, the 31-year-old former Campion School pupil said: “I went down onto the set quite a lot and it was great to see it filmed.

“It’s a real tear-jerker of an episode and it’s very much focused on Karen.

“Her acting in it is amazing. I know she’ll break the viewers’ hearts in two when they watch it, it’s so emotional.”

The BBC has also confirmed that Matt Smith has signed-up to appear in another 14 part series of Doctor Who, although the corporation has not yet said when it will be broadcast.

There will also be a Christmas episode of the programme starring Matt this year.

Aside from Doctor Who, Mr MacRae is also currently filming a comedy drama he has written called Threesome.

The series will be broadcast on the Comedy Central network in October.

 

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