‘Face the Raven’ writer returns to ‘Doctor Who’ for Season 10 episode

Australian writer Sarah Dollard has written an episode of Doctor Who for the new season, the BBC has confirmed.

Dollard wrote 2015’s ‘Face the Raven’ and has previously written episodes of Being Human, Aussie soap Neighbours and BBC Two’s thriller The Game.

She commented last year ahead of her first episode: “Getting to play in the Doctor Who toy box is a dream come true. It’s a total honour to contribute to a show that has brought me such joy as a fan.”

Doctor Who 9 10 Joivan Wade as Rigsy Face the raven

Season 10 begins filming in Cardiff next week.

Episode 1 is written by Steven Moffat and Episode 2 is written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

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The new season of Doctor Who will air on BBC One in spring 2017, with Pearl Mackie joining Peter Capaldi’s Doctor as new companion Bill and Matt Lucas returning as Nardole.

> Here’s everything we know so far about Season 10.

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  • Edward Delingford

    Excellent news and not unexpected. Face the Raven was wonderfully written and full of heart rending moments. In a series full of superlative writing, Dollard more than held her own. The writers for this new series are world class too – yes including FCB. He just needs a better framework. If he gets to write an interplanetary adventure, that might suit his style much better. Mike Bartlett though is a sensational coup for Moffat. I am still waiting though for thd last huge name to be released. The magnitude of guest stars is going to be the big thrill too I imagine. Wonder whose name will leak first?

  • Dr. Moo

    Brilliant news! Face the Raven was an indisputable triumph last year so getting that writer back is a good result. It will be interesting to see her handle an episode that isn’t some “event” episode like FtR was.