Anonymous said: If you became the next Doctor, who would you want as your companion?

AHHHH I don’t know. This is such a good question. Am I allowed Rose?! Can I go back and get Rose?! <3

Anonymous said: This is not an ask but your photos are fantastic!:D

Oh you nice, thank you. 

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Anonymous said: Because I was directed here from the RH Experience, say if you had the opportunity to write and direct an episode of Doctor Who, what would happen in that episode? :)

Aha! Well I’m currently in the midst of writing my own Doctor Who episode that I’ve always had in my head, kind of a personal project for this year. I’ll see how that goes and might even make it available online afterwards for people to read.

I’d absolutely love to do both though, I’ve basically been writing and directing my own episodes of Doctor Who since I had my first Who action figures at the age of about 6/7 - I used to film stories with my first camcorder and then write them all up. Myself and Tom (Webster) have always been debating new ideas and new stories that we come up with and one day it would be an absolute dream for the pair of us to do that.

In terms of directing I’d love to do so much but it would always depend on what the story is and accommodating telling that story right for that time or planet etc. Directors are always trying to bring their own style into Doctor Who and that works so well with the show being a genre hopper every week. I’d love to do something new and exciting based on whatever script is that weeks episode - I think you have so much potential to do interesting things with the shows direction, I’d love to see a black and white episode and see that justified or really have a strong visual theme on an episode based on the setting. I don’t want it to look the same all the time. I love big bold directors changing it up. Look at Ben Wheatley at the beginning of Capaldi’s first series, he made some great choices as a director that really appealed to me - his use of camera and sequences such as when they enter the Dalek are so so striking and fantastic.

One note I would have as a director on Doctor Who would be the use of the TARDIS. I’m an absolute TARDIS nerd and when it comes to entering and exiting the TARDIS I’m a total sucker for when they do it right. Believing those doors are the doors to the world they are in is the most important thing for the audience. When we see outside from within and vice versa it’s absolutely magical as it really makes you believe it. They’ve done it absolute wonders in series eight, building many of the sets outside the TARDIS set and with the recent lavish shots of entering and exiting the TARDIS in one shot it works an absolute treat! More of that. I’d make sure my episode would have more of that, FOR SURE.

Okay, indulgent post over. 

The BBC Doughnut (at BBC Television Centre)

The BBC Doughnut (at BBC Television Centre)

This weekend saw the end of an era.  (at BBC Television Centre)

This weekend saw the end of an era. (at BBC Television Centre)

Eggs, pancakes and a Doctor Who crossword 👌 (at The Breakfast Club - London Bridge)

Eggs, pancakes and a Doctor Who crossword 👌 (at The Breakfast Club - London Bridge)

👍 10/10 (at Foyles)

👍 10/10 (at Foyles)

The Lady. 📖

The Lady. 📖

Last of the summer #london (at St James&#8217;s Park)

Last of the summer #london (at St James’s Park)

Catnap with Rufus.

Catnap with Rufus.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (at Natural History Museum, London)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (at Natural History Museum, London)

Early mornings.

Early mornings.

Pretty lady. 🐱

Pretty lady. 🐱

Camden #london (at Camden Town)

Camden #london (at Camden Town)

Centre Point #london (at Centre Point)

Centre Point #london (at Centre Point)

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