BAFTAs: Steven Moffat on ‘Doctor Who’ Season Finale, 50th Anniversary, and New ‘Sherlock’

Steven Moffat at the BAFTA TV Awards in London, May 12, 2013 (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Steven Moffat at the BAFTA TV Awards in London, May 12, 2013 (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Doctor Who was feted with a special 50th anniversary tribute at Sunday’s BAFTA TV awards in London, and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat was on hand on the red carpet, where he chatted with our own Alan Moloney about Saturday’s highly anticipated season finale, “The Name of the Doctor,” the show’s 50th anniversary special, and the upcoming third season of Sherlock, the PBS adaptation he co-created with Mark Gatiss.

The second half of Doctor Who‘s current season has revolved around a mystery: who is the Doctor’s enigmatic, souffle-baking companion Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna Coleman)? Saturday’s finale will see some resolution to that riddle, but as the title of the episode implies, we’ll also witness some revelations about the Time Lord himself. “We are going to answer some questions,” Moffat told us on the red carpet.

Moffat also talks a bit about Matt Smith and David Tennant sharing screen time in the 50th anniversary special (“Together, they are really really funny”) as well as what fans can expect with the next season of Sherlock (“Benedict and Martin are on a whole new level”). Watch our interview:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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