” One of your jobs as a writer is to cut out the noise. All you have is your instincts and your process. “


” Having made other shows, the thing with ‘Doctor Who’ is that you’re doing everything, all at once. “


” But I think whenever you’re bringing in a new Doctor, you have to set it up in a really great way because it’s an entry point for a whole audience. Because the audience of ‘Doctor Who’ is everyone from eight to 108, life is continually creating new viewers. “


” That’s what I love about ‘Doctor Who’ – it takes you back to being the age you were when you first saw it. “


” At every point in ‘Broadchurch’ you’re continually told and pulled back into the emotional cost. “


” I think you can tell different types of stories within a ‘Doctor Who’ two-parter. “


” Often as a writer, you get your first draft out, and then you look and think, ‘Now, what have I got here.’ You’re really just throwing mud at the wall and then going, ‘Oh, there’s a pattern there. “


” The tradition, particularly in old-school British detective things, is everybody’s in the drawing room or the library, and they’re all gathered, and the detective walks around and tells them where they were that night, and you see the flashbacks. “


” That kind of ‘Lord of the Flies’ brutality of being 11, it’s a tough time. You’re trying to figure out who you are, and who your friends are, and what your alliances are, and kids fall out all the time. “


” Broadchurch’ is shot through with the fear of being a parent: what’s the most horrific loss you can imagine and how could you go on living afterwards? “


” In a wider sense, I’m terrified about my kids coming down to breakfast and saying, ‘Trump said this and they’ve voted him president?’ How do you explain to your children how to behave as a man in this world? “


” As a programme-maker you’ve got a responsibility to examine your choices and how they play in the wider world. “


” I think you want to be writing about the world that we live in. “



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One of your jobs as a writer is to cut out the noise. All you have is your instincts and your process.
Having made other shows, the thing with


But I think whenever you
That
At every point in
I think you can tell different types of stories within a
Often as a writer, you get your first draft out, and then you look and think,
The tradition, particularly in old-school British detective things, is everybody
That kind of
Broadchurch
In a wider sense, I
As a programme-maker you
I think you want to be writing about the world that we live in.
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