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The Return of Script to Screen – Video

The Return of Script to Screen

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Script to Screen is back… And this time, if you’re aged 9-11 years old you can write an adventure for the Doctor set anywhere in time and space!

The new competition will be launched by the Doctor himself on Blue Peter on CBBC, Thursday, January 12 at 5.45pm. The challenge is simple. Schoolchildren aged 9-11 should write a mini-episode that features the Doctor in an Olympic-themed adventure. Amy and Rory can be included in the script alongside one of four familiar alien species plus a brand new human character.

You can find out much more about the new Script to Screen on Thursday’s Blue Peter, but it’s been confirmed that once again, the winning script will be produced by the Doctor Who team and broadcast on the BBC. The winners will meet the stars of the show, visit the set and see their mini-episode being shot.

Script to Screen invites UK primary schools to submit one entry each to the competition and a BBC Learning website is available to give master classes in how to write. Learning resources were downloaded 300,000 times during the 7 weeks the competition was open last year and more than 1000 schools submitted an entry.

Following the 2011 competition a survey found that 96% of teachers believed it was an excellent tool for teaching literacy and writing skills. Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer, reflected, ‘I come from a family of teachers, I was a teacher, my father’s a teacher, my sister’s a teacher. We go back teacher generations so it’s hard wired for me to want the approval of teachers so I’m very, very thrilled that its gone down so well with the schools that took part.’

Caroline Skinner, executive producer of Doctor Who, looked forward to the return of Script to Screen and commented, ‘It’s so exciting to be able to challenge young writers in this way. Doctor Who is such an amazing show to work on. It really sets the imaginations of viewers alight, and it’s a thrilling prospect to see where young members of our audience would like to see the Doctor go this time!’

All entries for this year’s Script to Screen must be submitted by midnight on Friday, March 16, 2012. To find out more about the competition, watch Blue Peter on CBBC, 5.45pm and you can visit the BBC Learning site to investigate the videos and resources created to help develop writing skills that are out of this world!

Please note terms and conditions apply – find out more at BBC Learning.



  • stewie

    April 28th, 2012 - 9:29am

    blue peter should have a design a monster compatition, like they did back in 2005 or 2006

  • stewie

    April 28th, 2012 - 9:23am

    I’m too old to do it, good titles though, especially the flickered face, that should be an actual doctor who episode.

  • Commander Strax

    April 20th, 2012 - 6:48pm

    argh when will this be on blue peter its been ages

  • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

    February 16th, 2012 - 12:15pm

    Sounded like it. I thought it was but I saw the metallic sides and thought it wasn’t. Changed my mind now!

  • Thezapmanwtf

    February 5th, 2012 - 8:50am

    YES!!!! i am old enough to enter!!!! 🙂

    although then again i do have to try to convince my school to take part 🙁


    January 30th, 2012 - 6:20pm

    i have written two doctor who stories in 4 parts each, but i am 12 🙁 here r the names:

    first story

    p1: amy’s allies
    p2: the white blood
    p3: the daughter of death
    p4: the final decison

    second story featuring myself

    p1: the crack in the hole
    p2: the flickered face
    p3: the black defence
    p4: the boy who fell

    suspense! queue eerie music!

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    January 25th, 2012 - 8:44pm

    karan gillan and matt smith has won an nta award lets hope dr who wins now

  • Fox Mulder

    January 24th, 2012 - 12:55pm

    He should bring some of that back to Dr Who

  • supremedalek

    January 21st, 2012 - 5:09pm

    why can’t they do a script to screen for kids over 11 i am nearly twelve so will not be able to take part

  • booboo the third

    January 18th, 2012 - 4:09pm

    he did do well on sherlock

  • booboo the third

    January 18th, 2012 - 4:07pm

    that was in the future before no its going to be in the past

  • boodleoo

    January 16th, 2012 - 7:55am

    They said KETTERING that’s were I am!!!!

  • Commander Strax

    January 15th, 2012 - 3:44pm


  • Fox Mulder

    January 15th, 2012 - 5:46am

    He’s way better….under the Direction of Russel T Davis (god of all) the Doctor who movie should have EMOTION and Action. 2 things Moffat has never heard of.

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    January 14th, 2012 - 5:54pm

    what are the other 2 and is one of them the flood

  • The Wooden Prince (Where was he in the episode?)

    January 14th, 2012 - 5:41pm

    Yeah I saw that on confidential! Matt Smiths hair looks longer in the video too!!

  • cyberman97

    January 14th, 2012 - 4:46pm

    give the guy a break hes done some awesome story lines hes way better then russel t davis

  • cyberman97

    January 14th, 2012 - 4:44pm

    meaning they put the sound in after

  • cyberman97

    January 14th, 2012 - 4:44pm

    i noticed because when they film dw they normally put it in after so i guess they couldnt be bothered

  • The Wooden Prince (Where was he in the episode?)

    January 14th, 2012 - 11:00am

    Anybody else notice the toy version of the sonic was used in the video or was it just me?

  • zoe

    January 13th, 2012 - 7:56pm

    this is so un fair what about the over 11s what if thay wan to do i coz i started writing a doctor who story years ago but stoped coz i new ther was no point way can this be for all ages????

  • cyberman97

    January 13th, 2012 - 5:39pm

    have a little brother or sister under the age of 12 hmm looks like a one way ticket say they wrote it say u helped them a bit or say they wont go any where with out u and u could give it a go claim i would do it my bro and sis are to old now

  • the TARDIS

    January 13th, 2012 - 3:52pm

    This is so unfair! I’ve just turned 14, and for two years in a row, I’ve been tortured for that fact. If they’re going to do this again in 2013, at least let them do it for secondary schools, too. Possibly in three seperate competitions – Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges.

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