Mark Gatiss: The Doctor Could Meet Jane Austen!

We seem to have been chatting about Mark Gatiss’ trip to Brazil throughout March, a trip with BBC Worldwide to promote Doctor Who and Sherlock in South America’s biggest economy where popularity for both shows is steadily increasing.

Indeed, we shouldn’t overlook the trip – as well as promoting the show, it could prove to be a dry-run for future events in the country featuring the stars from both shows.

Among the many quotes to have been collected in Gatiss’ travels there, the following possibility was offered when the writer revealed he was penning two scripts (something he’s since clarified):

One of the things which new Doctor Who sort of invented was the idea of a celebrity historical – Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill, Shakespeare. There’s three writers there so I think Jane Austen stands quite a quite a good chance actually…

I’m not quite sure what the adventure would be. Maybe an alien posing as Mr Darcy.

Having Jane Austen haunted by aliens posing as her characters might well be the way to go, but would you prefer a different writer – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, perhaps?

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