Doctor Who Script to Screen Competition Opens

[Press Release]

BBC Learning, Doctor Who Confidential and Doctor Who, announce that the highly anticipated Script to Screen competition is now officially open for entries.

This exciting competition will give one lucky team of primary school children the chance to write their own Doctor Who mini-adventure starring the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, which will be filmed and then televised on Doctor Who Confidential.

Matt Smith, said: "I'm delighted to support Script to Screen because I'm very passionate about creative writing and believe it is a great skill to nurture. I'd absolutely love to write a Doctor Who script at some point in the future but it's going to be impossible to compete with Steven Moffat who is simply a genius and his creativity knows no bounds!  

"It will be interesting to see what ideas the children come up with for me – I could finally be defeated by a new enemy, or I could be exiled to a distant galaxy – who knows – that's the beauty of a child's imagination!"

To win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, primary school children aged 9-11 years old are encouraged to collaborate on a three-minute script that takes the resident Time Lord on a new quest travelling through space and time inside the TARDIS.

As part of the ultimate prize, the lucky winners will travel to the BBC's studios in Cardiff where they will see their script brought to life by the Doctor Who team. Doctor Who Confidential will also be on hand to take viewers behind the scenes to show how the script gets developed from paper to TV screen – from the first script meeting, a cast read-through, and on-set filming, all the way to the final edit.

The winning script will be chosen by Steven Moffat; Saul Nassé, Controller of BBC Learning; and executive producers of Doctor Who, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

Full details of how to enter the competition are available on


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