Den of Geek have been lucky enough to speak to Matthew Graham recently, co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes and the man behind 2006’s Fear Her.
They’re keeping their lips sealed for a few weeks about the upcoming thurd and final series of Ashes to Ashes, but Den of Geek have been given permission to reveal Graham’s feelings about a return to Doctor Who.
Fear Her was broadcast in 2006 and features a suburban housing estate, a young girl missing her late father and a lonely alien organism, as well possibly the cheesiest moment in any Doctor Who episode – the Tenth Doctor lighting the Olympic flame in 2012.
While the boat has sailed for the 2010 series, it seems that Graham might get a chance for 2011, potentially joining a roster of scriptwriters that already includes Neil Gaiman.
I went to see Piers Wenger and Steven Moffat last year about doing a two-parter for the series that they’re shooting now. And I contacted them and said, â€˜Look, I’ve got this idea for a Doctor Who. Can I talk to you?’ And they were, â€˜Yeah, yeah. Brilliant.’ And I just couldn’t make the time work.
Piers has been really, really gracious and said that if you could come and do a Doctor Who for us, we’d really love to have you back. And I’d love to do it. It’s a fantastic job.
So the feeling is that Matthew Graham – whose earlier episode is one of the least popular of the revived series – is likely to get a second stab at Doctor Who. Given the success he’s had with Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, we hope he gets a better budget this time…