John Fay writing for Series 7 of Doctor Who?

June 6th, 2011
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Our first snippet of Series 7 news has come to light today, through an interesting update on the CV of John Fay…

According to the page, the writer, who penned Day Two and Day Four of Children of Earth, is “currently writing an episode of Doctor Who”, and, since Series 6 has completed filming, we can assume that it’s referring to a script for next year’s series. Fay has also contributed to Coronation Street and Primeval, and has written the 9th episode of the new Torchwood Miracle Day series.

As always, take the news with a pinch of salt until there’s confirmation from the BBC.

Update: The Doctor Who credit has now been taken off his CV.

12 comments on this article
  1. shawn
    June 6th, 2011 at 7.44pm | #1

    this dosent really tell you much

  2. mpirks
    June 6th, 2011 at 9.24pm | #2

    Brilliant news if its true. John Fay’s scripts for COE were deffo the strongest.

  3. Alex
    June 6th, 2011 at 10.13pm | #3

    As noted, though, at least it does mean there’s going to be a Series 7. The way the BBC does things, you can never be 100% sure. And also Fay is connected with some of the darkest hours of the entire Doctor Who franchise – COE, no less! – so that can also be seen as a hint that the darkness of Series 6 is likely to continue. Unless he does a Corrie crossover…

  4. vaguely
    June 7th, 2011 at 12.57pm | #4

    Can you imagine the torrent of abuse and opprobrium if the BBC were to can Who just shy of it’s 50th birthday?

  5. Flofux
    June 7th, 2011 at 1.44pm | #5

    Ok.what else???

  6. vaguely
    June 7th, 2011 at 5.14pm | #6

    The link pages doesn’t appear to mention Dr Who…

  7. vaguely
    June 7th, 2011 at 5.15pm | #7

    Duh. Pardon the spazzy typing “linked page”

  8. iJayp
    June 7th, 2011 at 5.39pm | #8

    Sam Hadges has just confirmed that there will be a series 7 on Twitter, with Matt Smith…
    “#DoctorWho is returning. Fourteen new episodes have been commissioned with Matt Smith as The Doctor #bbc1″ So, yeah, definitely series 7 !

  9. vaguely
    June 7th, 2011 at 6.02pm | #9

    And The Moff has retweeted, as has RadioTimes_News

  10. mpirks
    June 7th, 2011 at 7.29pm | #10

    I did hear something today which ties in with this talk of the series being “axed” which I don’t think would happen, as dr who is still BBC One’s secret saturday weapon, but there is a rumour that it will only be for 8 episodes, not 13, hence the reason for the split series this year…which I have to say I am not enjoying so far.

  11. shawn
    June 7th, 2011 at 7.58pm | #11

    it should stay at lest til the 50th as thats when everyone should whatch it for the land mark show but it should stay 13 eipisodes and not 8 r even 10 like merlins getting this year

  12. TE
    June 21st, 2011 at 9.58pm | #12

    Only just found this out but there seems to be a possibility (due to how much he keeps denying it) that Terry Pratchett could write an episode of something for/with Steven Moffat: Terry’s Twitter page.

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