Steven Moffat always knew that he was going to write Doctor Who – he told Missy at a party.
In the latest issue of Radio Times, the showrunner recounts the time in 2001 where he and Michelle Gomez, the wife of then-Coupling star Jack Davenport, got drunk and predicted the future.
“She recalls and I do not – when we were all out in Montreux in 2001 and Coupling won the Silver Rose. We all partied, so drunk we could hardly speak, and I said, ‘I swear I’m gonna make Doctor Who one day.’ I like the fact that this conversation took place between the future showrunner and future Master.”
In the wide-ranging interview, the showrunner reflects on his critics, the next companion and what he told Peter Capaldi before this series of Doctor Who: “You’re the raddled old rocker. If you want to play your electric guitar on top of a tank, you damn well do it.”
Read the full interview with Steven Moffat in the new issue of Radio Times magazine on sale from Saturday 28th November
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