Steering The Twelfth Doctor’s Destiny
♦ Today marks five years since Peter Capaldi was announced as the Doctor and here’s the final part of the Doctor Who Fan Show’s chat with its former showrunner Steven Moffat about his time on the show with the Twelfth Doctor, Clara and Bill. Watch some of the Twelfth Doctor’s best moments here…
Steven William Moffat OBE (born 18 November 1961) is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and executive producer of British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.
Moffat’s first television work was the teen drama series Press Gang. His first sitcom, Joking Apart, was inspired by the breakdown of his first marriage; conversely, his later sitcom Coupling was based upon the development of his relationship with television producer Sue Vertue. In between the two relationship-centred shows, he wrote Chalk, a sitcom set in a comprehensive school inspired by his own experience as an English teacher.
A lifelong fan of Doctor Who, Moffat’s first work on the series was the script of the parody episode The Curse of Fatal Death, which aired in 1999. When Doctor Who was revived in 2005, he wrote six episodes under executive producer Russell T Davies. Moffat was subsequently Doctor Who showrunner, lead writer and executive producer from 2009 until 2017.Moffat’s run as executive producer aired from April 2010 to December 2017. Sherlock, which Moffat co-created with Mark Gatiss, began airing in July 2010. He also co-wrote the 2011 feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
Moffat has won several awards, mainly for Doctor Who and Sherlock, including two Emmy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and four Hugo Awards.