‘Being Human’ writer joins ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8

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Jamie Mathieson has been confirmed as one of the writers for the new series of Doctor Who.

He has previously written episodes of Being Human and Dirk Gently, as well as Chris O’Dowd’s 2009 movie Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel, but is new to Doctor Who.

Writing on his blog, Mathieson commented: “I am writing for the British institution, children’s nightmare factory and infinite narrative sand-pit that is Doctor Who. Which is an honour. And a joy. And a huge pressure. And very, very cool. And a chance to shine in front of the biggest audience I have ever had. (Or fall flat on my face, but let’s not dwell on that.)”

He added: “And I am going to do my damnedest to knock it out of the park. (I mean come on, if you don’t go into writing anything with that as your aim, you’re not a writer. With Doctor Who, that goes doubly so.) … I love my job.”


Mathieson has also written E4’s upcoming parallel universe drama pilot ALT, starring Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Roxanne McKee (Hollyoaks) and Craig Roberts (Submarine).

Other writers confirmed for the new series of Doctor Who include Peter Harness, Steven Moffat, Gareth Roberts, Phil Ford, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson.

Series 8 is currently filming in Cardiff and will begin airing on BBC One in the autumn.

> Here’s everything we know about Series 8 so far.

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