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9/04/2010 12:43:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Mark GatissMark Gatiss has written a script for the 2011 Series of Doctor Who according to a tweet from Director Richard Clark who posted last month In the thick of Dr Who. New drafts coming along. Mark Gatiss story wonderful.

Gatiss has previously written three stories for Doctor Who. The Unquiet Dead in 2005 was the third story broadcast after the series returned and featured the Ninth Doctor meeting Charles Dickens. The Idiot's Lantern in 2006 saw the Tenth Doctor battle against The Wire in the guise of Maureen Lipman and Victory of the Daleks earlier this year saw the Eleventh Doctor join forces with Winston Churchill against the iconic Pepperpots. Gatiss has also appeared in the series playing Richard Lazarus in the Series Three story The Lazarus Experiment.

Away from Doctor Who he has co-created Sherlock along with Steven Moffat. Other television work includes The League of Gentlemen, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), SF:UK, Agatha Christie's Marple, The Quatermass Experiment, Fear of Fanny, The Wind in the Willows and The Worst Journey in the World. Gatiss has also appeared in many BBC Radio plays and written and performed in many Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Productions.

Other writers so far confirmed for Series Six are showrunner Steven Moffat and Neil Gaiman.