Steven Moffat: Doctor Who 50th anniversary script is kept under lock and key

But series star Matt Smith promises "more bang for your buck" come November

Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat has been talking about the precautions he is taking to ensure that plot details of the show’s 50th anniversary aren’t leaked in advance:


“There’s one length I’ve gone to, which I think is a really good security measure – I make sure I don’t get a script. Because I will lose it. So I forbid people to hand me one. It’s just on my computer at home under lock and key,” he revealed.

Speaking at a press launch of the new series, which begins on Saturday 30 March, the Who showrunner was joined by star Matt Smith, who also commented about the business of keeping secrets:

“Well, you cultivate the habit of giving nothing away,” said the actor. “And then it’s quite nice. You’re sat on all this information and people are genuinely intrigued. It’s one of the responsibilities of being in this show. You have to discrete about what you tell people, but you have to give people enough. But the show is based on impact and delivering it on a Saturday night to people in their homes.”


On the topic of the 50th year and that special anniversary episode, Smith did however add: “To be the incumbent Doctor is thrilling and a huge privilege. And we’re upping the scale of everything. It’s 3D…I won’t say anything about the event, but there’s more bang for your buck.”