Doctor Who, Unicorns, Wasps & Roberts

Last night, I had the pleasure of watching Doctor Who in the company of the episode's author, Gareth Roberts. This lovely man threw a viewing bash, see, at splendid Soho bar The Enclave, for friends and associates. There was a large plasma-type TV and the bar served special Unicorn & Wasp cocktails, which were red and really quite potent.

As the episode began, we all cheered and clapped as Gareth's name appeared in the opening time vortex. Then laughed a lot, as you do when something's as funny as this fine episode. It struck me that this surely has to be the kind of moment which makes being a writer not so much worthwhile as dangerously addictive. After all that toil and trouble, you get to drink booze with your mates, watch as the fruit of your mind-loins is broadcast to millions, and have a bask. Just a little one. Where's the harm? Then back to work...

I have a feature on The Unicorn & The Wasp in the next issue of Doctor Who Magazine, out on May 29. It's based on set-visits I made last July, which were really very pleasant. See Lady Eddison's garden party? Well, that's what it really looked like - all sunny and delightful. This issue will also feature the second and final part of my coverage of the Sontaran two-parter, plus a preview of the upcoming episode eleven, Turn Left.

Right. Now, then. As Phill Barron helpfully reminded me, I really should think about going to Cannes. Dan and I leave tomorrow, and no-one will be safe! Furthermore, the mystery of what our film title ASK stands for, will finally be revealed...

2 comments:

Helen Smith said...

Have a wonderful time in Cannes xxx

Paul Campbell said...

Jason'll know...

So, was that the Dr Who theme playing on the gramaphone on the lawn?