The BBC Press Office have published an interview with writer and Executive Producer
Russell T Davies which covers the season finale, the opportunities
presented by the casting of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, plans
for the Christmas special and the revelation of Bad Wolf.
Speaking of his surprise to the public’s reaction to the show, Russell says “The honest to God truth is I was shocked. The weird thing is, it’s everything we hoped for. In January we were all sitting there hoping millions of people would watch; hoping that people would love it.”
“We were told, Julie (Gardner) and I, to be careful aiming for a family audience because it doesn’t exist anymore.”
Russell also offers an insight into what the season finale holds in store; “The story we have been telling over the 12 weeks all comes to a head and it shows how much the Doctor means to Rose, Rose means to the Doctor and Captain Jack means to them both.”
“It tells my favourite story, which is about the heroism and bravery of ordinary people up against an almighty threat.”
“There’s reference to almost every single previous episode, but anyone can watch it and still enjoy it even if they haven�t been following the whole series.”
Looking ahead at the upcoming Christmas special he promises “It will be a great, Christmas adventure that’s really big in scale.”.
He also speaks of the opportunities afforded by the change of Doctor as David Tennant assumes the role.
The full interview is available at the BBC Press Office site.