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Manchester writer signs up for new series of Doctor Who


The BBC has confirmed that series 12 of Doctor Who will feature three new writers and four new directors.

The new writers include Maxine Alderton, who has written for CBBC’s The Worst Witch and ITV’s Emmerdale. She has won a Yorkshire RTS award for Best Writer, as well as being nominated for a Writers’ Guild award twice.

She will be joined by fellow newcomers, Nina Metivier (The A List) and Charlene James (A Discovery of Witches, Cuttin’ It – for theatre), as well as three returning writers from Series 11, Vinay Patel (Demons Of The Punjab), Ed Hime (It Takes You Away), and Pete McTighe (Kerblam!).

Also making their debut in 2020 are four new directors: Nida Manzoor, Emma Sullivan, Jamie Magnus Stone and Lee Haven Jones.

“We’re thrilled that Doctor Who continues to attract some of the most the most exciting and dynamic talent working in television. Along with our returning faces, we’re excited to welcome new members to the Doctor Who family. The Doctor Who team is crammed with British television’s brightest writers and directors: We’ve adored working with them, and can’t wait to show you the explosive stuff they’ve created!” said Chris Chibnall, Showrunner.

Jodie Whittaker returns as the Thirteenth Doctor in early 2020, with Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole all reprising their roles.


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