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May 24th, 2012 15 comments

Script to Screen Today CBBC 5:45pm – 6:20pm

Script to Screen on CBBC between 5:45pm – 6:20pm

From The BBC Press office…

A special one-off standalone episode of Doctor Who will air exclusively on CBBC today, as the winners of the BBC’s Script to Screen competition are revealed.

The new mini-episode marks the return one of the Doctor’s most feared monsters, the Weeping Angels and was created by three talented pupils from Ashdene Primary School in Wilmslow. The Angels made their first appearance in the 2007 episode Blink and will be back in the BBC One series this autumn.

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as Amelia Pond, today’s episode was filmed at BBC Wales Roath Lock studios in Cardiff and is inspired by the Olympics. It will be shown on Blue Peter at 5.45pm on CBBC.

Year 6 teacher, Irene Spawton from Ashdene Primary School said the pupils involved were thrilled and surprised to have won the competition: “It’s unbelievable. I couldn’t believe it when I got the call to say that the children’s script had been chosen as the winner. They worked so hard and came up with some brilliant ideas. I’m so proud of them all and meeting the Doctor and Amy Pond was a fantastic experience for the girls, their parents and me.”

The three-minute winning script was chosen by Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, Katy Jones BBC Learning executive producer and Caroline Skinner, executive producer of Doctor Who.

Caroline Skinner praised the quality of the scripts, saying: “We loved reading all of the scripts from schools across the UK and the standard of entries was truly outstanding. It was a difficult, but a tremendously fun task to choose a winner and it was just brilliant to see so many children being creative in developing an adventure for the Doctor. We hope all fans enjoy this special one-off mini episode!”

This is the second time BBC Learning has run the Doctor Who Script to Screen competition, which challenges upper Primary pupils* to develop a short script that takes the Time Lord on a quest travelling through time and space.

Katy Jones, executive producer for BBC Learning, said: “This competition aimed to inspire and capture the imagination of storytellers of the future and we’re thrilled that so many schools have engaged with it. Pupils have described the competition as the highlight of their school year. There was so much real talent displayed in the entries we received and the final film is a real testament to the hard work the school put into their entry.”


15 comments

  • GMcDT

    April 1st, 2013 - 7:34pm

    As a teacher, I am wondering if there is to be a 2013 Script to Screen competition. My class entered last year and there was a huge amount of work involved in it.

  • georgia davidson

    June 13th, 2012 - 9:23pm

    NOT AVALIABLE IN MY AREA!!!!!!!!!
    GRRRRRRRRRRR!

  • Anonymous

    May 25th, 2012 - 1:22am

    i don’t think it was predictable. afterall, the contest was done before they said there would be weeping angels in season 7.
    what was curious is that they piceked the episode with Amy and weeping angels, since we now know they’ll be in season 7
    i’m not sayng the episode ain’t brilliant because, in fact, it is.

  • booboo

    May 24th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    This was for School children not older fans

  • Anonymous

    May 24th, 2012 - 8:20pm

    first of all there should be a compatition for older fans and secondly the weeping angels what a predictable chocie from school children.
    they could of had the daleks( yes I know there in series 7 looking forward)or evan the cybermen

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    May 24th, 2012 - 6:26pm

    That was brilliant! 😀 The fact that we haven’t had any Doctor Who in 5 months made this feel all new and shiny which really added to the wonderful script from the children. 🙂

  • the astronaut of death

    May 24th, 2012 - 3:56pm

    the episode will be called ,good as gold

  • Joey Mungo

    May 24th, 2012 - 2:54pm

    Boo!!!! People in the UK should be able to watch stuff for free too!

  • booboo

    May 24th, 2012 - 1:28pm

    This is a BBC programme for which we in the UK have to pay to watch via license fee. That’s why only the UK can see it

  • SEAN – usa

    May 24th, 2012 - 1:24pm

    UGH … what is this ..
    SINCE WHEN DID THE INTERNET BECOME CHINA OR IRAN
    restricting stuff

    (not available in your area >__> )

  • Pauli

    May 24th, 2012 - 11:46am

    It’s sad that the videos seem to be restricted outside UK. :/

  • Give me a Dalek any day

    May 24th, 2012 - 11:32am

    Great! A nice bit of Doctor Who as we eagerly wait for Series 7. 😀

  • YT

    May 24th, 2012 - 11:21am

    Looking forward to this

  • David

    May 24th, 2012 - 11:20am

    Great to see a bit of “Who” at last

  • Androvax

    May 24th, 2012 - 10:20am

    Should be really good, can’t wait!

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