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article imageDoctor Who could get 2011 Easter special

By Mathew Wace Peck     Dec 1, 2010 in Entertainment
With only weeks to go before the broadcast of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, it has emerged that the BBC could be planning an Easter special for 2011.
Since the revamped Doctor Who returned to television screens, there have been a number of one-off special episodes. Most of these have been Christmas specials, with one broadcast every year since 2005. However, to date, there has only been one Easter special – 2009’s Planet of the Dead, by Russell T Davies (Torchwood) and Gareth Roberts (The Sarah Jane Adventures), which starred David Tennant (Fright Night) as the tenth Doctor and Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman) as his companion, Lady Christina De Souza.
That could be about to change with the announcement on the Doctor Who News Page (DWNP) that Peter Hoar (Five Days II) is slated to direct a 60-minute “one-off Special of the popular series to be broadcast over the Easter weekend”.
DWNP also quotes the Curtis Brown Literary and Talent Agency as saying that the Easter special is to be written by Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and produced by Marcus Wilson (True Dare Kiss), who recently took over as the show’s producer.
The BBC has already confirmed that following this year’s Doctor Who Christmas episode – A Christmas Carol – the series will return for two series in 2011 – seven episodes in the spring and six episodes in the autumn (fall) – and a Christmas special.
Doctor Who, which is already the world’s longest-running science-fiction TV series, is due to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013 – and plans for its golden jubilee are well underway.
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