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Richard Curtis Confirmed as Writer For New Series

The Sun has revealed that Richard Curtis has written an episode for the new series of Doctor Who. Speaking to the paper, he said that while he couldn't reveal the plot ""There will be a monster. And a famous historical figure will battle the monster." No word yet on when his episode will be filmed.

Although the official list of writers for Matt Smith's debut season have yet to be confirmed formally, Curtis joins show-runner Steven Moffatt and The League of Gentlemen's Mark Gatiss on the roster. Others rumoured include Robert Shearman (who wrote Series One's Dalek), Paul Cornell, Neil Gaiman and Gareth Roberts. One has to wonder whether Curtis's presence (and plotline) scupper the reports that Stephen Fry's episode, originally written for Series Two and rumoured to be under consideration for revival this year, might once again have been put on the backburner, given it too featured a historical figure.

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