Just what The Doctor ordered

A WRITER has got himself involved in a time-travel twist after penning an episode for the new series of Doctor Who.

Tom MacRae, from Weedon, has written an episode called The Girl Who Waited for the hit BBC programme, which is due to take to the screens again in the autumn.

The 31-year-old has previously written two episodes of the show in David Tennant’s reign as The Doctor.

But Mr MacRae, a former Campion School pupil, said: “It’s wonderful writing for Matt, he’s such a fantastic actor and a genuinely lovely guy.

“He’s about the same age as me, we’re from the same town and we’ve got a lot of friends in common, so it was great to work with him. And as The Doctor, I admire him so much.

“I’m a huge fan of what he’s done on the show, I would say he’s my Doctor.”

Seven episodes of this year’s season of Doctor Who were shown earlier this year.

The final six episodes of the series will see the Doctor take on Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler and climax with what has been promised to be ‘the biggest twist so far’.

Mr MacRae’s episode is due to be screened in September this year and will revolve around the Doctor’s assistant, Amy Pond, played by Scottish actress, Karen Gillan.

Mr MacRae said: “I went down onto the set quite a lot and it was great to see it filmed.

“It’s a real tear-jerker of an episode. Karen’s acting in it is amazing. I know she’ll break the viewers’ hearts in two when they watch it, it’s so emotional.”