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October 29th, 2009 2 comments

Doctor Who 2009 Screenwriters’ Festival

On Thursday, 29th October, writers from the world of Doctor Who including Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures along with the new K9 series took part in The Screenwriters’ Festival 2009 at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

You can see a BBC news report here Here

“The Screenwriters’ Festival 2009 presents a raft of sessions devoted to one of the most remarkable and enduring icons of British television. It all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard in 1963 and went on to captivate and terrify family audiences across the country for 26 years, then to be revivied in 2005 to thrill the nation all over again. Now, as head writer Russell T Davies hands over the showrunner duties to Steven Moffat and 10th Doctor David Tennant prepares to regenerate into 11th Doctor Matt Smith we take a closer look at how this special show has stood the test of time.”

The schedule was as follows…

09:00 – 10:00 When does comedy go too far, or does it not go far enough? with Paul Bassett-Davies, Francesca Martinez
09:00 – 12:00 Networking Cafe
10:15 – 11:15 Once Upon a Timelord – Classic Who with Jason Arnopp, Terrance Dicks, Bob Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe and Andrew Cartmel
10:30 – 11:30 Marketing ‘YOU’ with Kate Adamsonand Ben McCarthy
10:30 – 11:30 Europe Calling
12:45 – 13:30 Speed Dating – Agents and Producers
14:00 – 15:00 Digitally Written with Ian Ginn
14:00 – 15:00 Once Upon A Timelord – The New Who with Ben Cook, Phil Collinson, Gareth Roberts, Phil Fordand James Strong
14:00 – 15:00 Dynamic Universes with Phil Parker
14:00 – 17:45 Networking Cafe
15:15 – 16:15 Speed Dating – Agents and Producers
15:30 – 16:30 Once Upon a Timelord – The Further Adventures of Who with Jason Arnopp, Joseph Lidster, Michael Stevens and James Moran
15:30 – 16:30 K-9 and Friends with Bob Baker and Paul Tams
15:30 – 16:30 Caveman With Suitcases with Jonathan Darby, Participant
16:45 – 17:45 James Schamus
19:00 – 21:00 Public Event – Steven Moffat


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