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January 11th, 2012 53 comments

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.


53 comments

  • stewie

    April 28th, 2012 - 9:29am

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

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  • Commander Strax

    April 20th, 2012 - 6:48pm

    argh when will this be on blue peter its been ages

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  • Thezapmanwtf

    February 5th, 2012 - 8:50am

    YES!!!! i am old enough to enter!!!! πŸ™‚

    although then again i do have to try to convince my school to take part πŸ™

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    January 30th, 2012 - 6:20pm

    i have written two doctor who stories in 4 parts each, but i am 12 πŸ™ 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!

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    • 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.

  • 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

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  • 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

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  • boodleoo

    January 16th, 2012 - 7:55am

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

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  • 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?

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    • 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

    • cyberman97

      January 14th, 2012 - 4:44pm

      meaning they put the sound in after

    • 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!!

    • 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!

  • 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????

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Fox Mulder

    January 13th, 2012 - 2:38pm

    Moffats gonna ruin the doctor who movie, I heard he working on it

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    • cyberman97

      January 14th, 2012 - 4:46pm

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

    • 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.

    • booboo the third

      January 18th, 2012 - 4:09pm

      he did do well on sherlock

    • Fox Mulder

      January 24th, 2012 - 12:55pm

      He should bring some of that back to Dr Who

  • Fox Mulder

    January 13th, 2012 - 2:35pm

    They should Consentrate on doing an epic 2012 episode

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  • mongoose

    January 13th, 2012 - 6:59am

    can you do this compitition on your own.

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    • Fox Mulder

      January 13th, 2012 - 2:41pm

      Ummmm…………..NO read the rules.

    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2012 - 3:48pm

      No, you’ve got to do it as a group of 2-6 people at school.

  • Commander Strax

    January 12th, 2012 - 6:10pm

    just saw it on blue peter hopehully going in for it

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    • Commander Strax

      January 15th, 2012 - 3:44pm

      CANT BELIEVE YOU HAVE TO BE A CLASS

  • I Love Cybermen

    January 12th, 2012 - 5:53pm

    I’m 21. Now I’m being tortured for the fact. For the second year in a row. C’mon! Make a competition for older fans as well!

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    • Fox Mulder

      January 13th, 2012 - 2:30pm

      Tthat would be AWSOME, I would do a comedic episode about smith trying to avoid Tennent during the Olymoics. Remember Fear Her.

    • booboo the third

      January 18th, 2012 - 4:07pm

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

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    January 12th, 2012 - 5:43pm

    what alien specias can we use

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    • Anonymous

      January 13th, 2012 - 10:16am

      You can use oods or daleks

    • Fox Mulder

      January 13th, 2012 - 2:31pm

      Daleks win archery Exterminatate !!!!!!!!!!

    • Fox Mulder

      January 13th, 2012 - 2:39pm

      Please No more oods unless there gona have there own episodes. There disgusting anyway.

    • dr who fan 4 ever

      January 14th, 2012 - 5:54pm

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

  • Would you like a cup of tea? – Dalek

    January 12th, 2012 - 8:09am

    wish i could enter but im 12 now

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    • Bob the Dalek

      January 12th, 2012 - 6:07pm

      same hear dosent that just push all the rong buttons!!!

  • Hector Sandler

    January 12th, 2012 - 7:18am

    Well that good. Never mind about the confidential. It still already.

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  • Jeni L.

    January 11th, 2012 - 11:43pm

    Only British school children? We’re in Canada and my brother is 11 and loves Doctor Who…could he enter?

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    • tardisfan101 (dwfan101) (torchwoodfan101)

      January 12th, 2012 - 1:05pm

      I’m in England but I can understand your angriness about not being able to enter.

    • Anonymous

      January 12th, 2012 - 4:23pm

      But they invite them onto the set to see it being filmed and produced. Might cost a bit much to fly someone all the way from Canada.

  • Anonymous

    January 11th, 2012 - 10:16pm

    i think they should do one one for idviduals if you cant enter at school aswell

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  • Bob the Dalek

    January 11th, 2012 - 8:22pm

    Catagorie 1 8-10 catagorie 2 11-13 catagorie 3 14-16.

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  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Muscroft

    January 11th, 2012 - 7:08pm

    Does this mean Doctor Who Confidential is returning?

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

      January 11th, 2012 - 9:32pm

      Unfourtuanately no. This is being made because last years was so popular and it ties in with the 2012 Olympics.

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Muscroft

      January 12th, 2012 - 8:10pm

      ah, I was wondering why it didn’t have the confo. introduction to it! I wish I could enter but I’m 13!

  • mystery

    January 11th, 2012 - 6:07pm

    unfair they should do age catergies really love writting πŸ™

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  • stetsons are cool

    January 11th, 2012 - 6:02pm

    they should put the age between 9-18

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  • MasterKasterborous

    January 11th, 2012 - 5:32pm

    I am too old but I may write it with my brother who is younger and then at least my episode still gets made.

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  • Rooners

    January 11th, 2012 - 5:10pm

    I think I’m a little too old too…I wish the max age was 40 πŸ™‚

    Great idea by the BBC and the DW production team though…looking forward to the results.

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  • Doctor stu

    January 11th, 2012 - 4:39pm

    me too i wish i could though because i like wrting doctor who stories

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

      January 11th, 2012 - 5:19pm

      I also like writing Who stories and coming up with new ideas. But as I said in the previous comment I’m sure this will be good. Death Is The Only Answer was good so I’m sure this will be too!

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

    January 11th, 2012 - 4:35pm

    Wow! Sounds good! I’m 13 so of course I cannot enter but i’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Good luck to all those who do enter though! πŸ™‚

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