Posted in: Features

Why is ‘Doctor Who’ so hard to write?

Is Doctor Who the hardest drama on television to write? From comments made by both of its showrunners since 2005, you’d be inclined to think so. But what is it about this programme that makes it so uniquely problematic?

‘This Is Jinsy’ preview

Described as "pretty bonkers", "shocking" and "super original" by Sky's Head of Comedy Lucy Lumsden, new comedy This Is Jinsy premiered at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival 2011 over the weekend.

‘Spooks’: Top 5 characters

With the tenth and final series coming to BBC One next month, we’ve picked out the five characters that we think have made the biggest contribution to the success of the series.

‘Downton Abbey’: Series 2 preview

Never have I had more of a sense of ‘born in the wrong time’ than I have when stood in the frankly majestic halls of Highclere Castle, better known as Downton Abbey.

‘Doctor Who’: Series 6 news summary

Doctor Who will return to BBC One in 2011 for a sixth series, starring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor alongside Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as his companions Amy and Rory. Take a look at all the news so far, in one place!

Top 4 ‘Scream’ death scenes

In a 2007 interview, Scream franchise director Wes Craven said, 'Horror is very close to comedy. It's a lot of talking about the forbidden in a way that is entertaining and the timing is very similar.'