New Doctor Who Mini Episode Good as Gold Premieres

The Doctor Who Script to Screen competition returned this year, but after Doctor Who Confidential was cancelled and while Doctor Who itself was off the air.  Venerable childrens program Blue Peter hosted the contest this year.

The three-minute winning script was chosen by Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, Katy Jones BBC Learning executive producer and Caroline Skinner, executive producer of Doctor Who.

Good as Gold stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as the Doctor and Amy Pond, has an Olypmic theme, and the return of one of the Doctors deadliest enemies.  It was written by three telented students from Ashdene Primary School in Wilmslow.

Caroline Skinner:

“We loved reading all of the scripts from schools across the UK and the standard of entries was truly outstanding. It was a difficult, but a tremendously fun task to choose a winner and it was just brilliant to see so many children being creative in developing an adventure for the Doctor. We hope all fans enjoy this special one-off mini episode!”

You can see the entire Blue Peter segment here, which contains the 3 minute episode and some behind the scenes footage.