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Classic Doctor Who Director to be Interviewed

Doctor Who classic series director, Waris Hussein, is to be interviewed at the National Media Museum as part of their Bite the Mango 2008 festival.  He will also be presented with a lifetime achievement award as part of the celebrations.  From their site:

Bite the Mango returns for its 14th edition in 2008 with another packed line-up pf premieres, previews and special guests. Veteran director Waris Hussein will receive a lifetime achievement award in recognition of more than 40 years as a filmmaker on projects as diverse as Doctor Who, Edward and Mrs. Simpson, The Possession of Joel Delaney and Clothes in the wardrobe

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More Who Goodness

For those of you (like me) who are in a period of deep withdrawal and mourning after the end of this year’s Doctor Who, there’s lots of writerly goodness (and probably a hint of campery) still to come with three events that will dovetail neatly to the Christmas episode.

Steven Moffat will be interviewed on 23rd of this month at the Media Guardian event at the Edinburgh International Television Festival

John Barrowman and Russell T Davies will both be at the Times Literature ’08 Festival in Cheltenham on Sunday 12th October.

Russell will also be giving a talk on the forthcoming Doctor Who: A Writers Tale book at the National Theatre on Friday 7th November. I expect Russell will be hard pressed to keep the questions about the return of you-know-who at bay this close to Christmas.

3 in a Row

Heh. The genius that is Steven Moffat has just won his third Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for Blink, after winning in the same category the previous two years for The Girl in the Fireplace and The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.

Go0d god, but I’m looking forward to 2010. As is customary on these occasions…. SQUEE!