Russell declines 10th anniversary invitation

January 7th, 2015
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Russell T Davies has revealed that he’s declined an offer from the BBC to return to Doctor Who for its 10th anniversary.

2015 marks a decade since the show’s return to our screens and the former showrunner, who oversaw its critically acclaimed revival, has admitted that he’s concentrating on his own projects and doesn’t have time to commit to a comeback. “I don’t know what they imagined,” he told Radio Times. “A talk or a convention perhaps. I just said no. To be honest, a programme can’t have its fiftieth and then it’s tenth. That’s just confusing. Let it carry on.”

He continued: “I made 60 episodes and did 40 Torchwoods and 40 Sarah Janes and there are an awful lot of ways to destroy the world in there. Steven Moffat invites me every year to come and write one. I love him and I love them and I love watching it, but here I am, moving on. I love Doctor Who but nothing is more important to me than my own stuff.”

It’s currently unknown what the BBC is planning, if anything, to mark the 10th anniversary of ‘NuWho’ but rumours suggest that new minisodes are being produced for the milestone.

3 comments on this article
  1. JC
    January 8th, 2015 at 3.50pm | #1

    A shame, but he’s repeatedly declined to return, so it’s not a surprise.

    It would seem, by the way he’s talking, that he’s done with Torchwood as well. John Barrowman and Eve Myles are hopeful that it’ll return, but RTD hasn’t shown any interest in it whatsoever. I can understand that in a way, as Miracle Day was a disaster.

  2. Patrick
    January 9th, 2015 at 9.29am | #2

    There goes the hopes of RTD fans hoping he returns :)

  3. Steve
    January 12th, 2015 at 7.10pm | #3

    I agree with RTD, the should not be a “10th” anniversary for a show already over 50 years old….

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