Doctor Who and Torchwood supremo is interviewed in today’s Times ahead of Torchwood’s BBC Three premiere tomorrow evening.
As well as promoting Torchwood Davies uses the interview to respond to those who accuse him of introducing soap opera elements into Doctor Who.
“I take that as a pejorative. What they mean is drama” says Davies who also responds to attacks on his writing style and ability: “The emotion of the new Doctor Who gets spoken of an awful lot. But it was never talked about in the planning.
To be absolutely blunt, it’s because they got me in to write it. And I’m not a hack, I’m not a new boy, I’m a very, very experienced and successful TV writer and there�s no way I could have got there without understanding character.”
The full interview, again with the now obligatory postwatershed warning, can be read on the Times Online website.