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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.



  • Anonymous

    January 13th, 2012 - 3:48pm

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

  • Fox Mulder

    January 13th, 2012 - 2:41pm

    Ummmm…………..NO read the rules.

  • Fox Mulder

    January 13th, 2012 - 2:39pm

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

  • Fox Mulder

    January 13th, 2012 - 2:38pm

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

  • Fox Mulder

    January 13th, 2012 - 2:35pm

    They should Consentrate on doing an epic 2012 episode

  • Fox Mulder

    January 13th, 2012 - 2:31pm

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

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    January 13th, 2012 - 10:16am

    You can use oods or daleks

  • mongoose

    January 13th, 2012 - 6:59am

    can you do this compitition on your own.

  • 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!

  • Commander Strax

    January 12th, 2012 - 6:10pm

    just saw it on blue peter hopehully going in for it

  • Bob the Dalek

    January 12th, 2012 - 6:07pm

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

  • 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!

  • dr who fan 4 ever

    January 12th, 2012 - 5:43pm

    what alien specias can we use

  • 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.

  • tardisfan101 (dwfan101) (torchwoodfan101)

    January 12th, 2012 - 1:05pm

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

  • Would you like a cup of tea? – Dalek

    January 12th, 2012 - 8:09am

    wish i could enter but im 12 now

  • Hector Sandler

    January 12th, 2012 - 7:18am

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

  • 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?

  • Anonymous

    January 11th, 2012 - 10:16pm

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

  • 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.

  • Bob the Dalek

    January 11th, 2012 - 8:22pm

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

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Muscroft

    January 11th, 2012 - 7:08pm

    Does this mean Doctor Who Confidential is returning?

  • mystery

    January 11th, 2012 - 6:07pm

    unfair they should do age catergies really love writting 🙁

  • stetsons are cool

    January 11th, 2012 - 6:02pm

    they should put the age between 9-18

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Rooners

    January 11th, 2012 - 5:10pm

    I think I’m a little too old too…I wish the max age was 40 🙂

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

  • Doctor stu

    January 11th, 2012 - 4:39pm

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

  • 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! 🙂

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