The second Doctor Who gap year special, Russell T. Davies’ and Phil Ford’s “Return of the Bandrils” has been confirmed to have a Christmas 2009 transmission date. Gareth Roberts, writer of The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp and co-writer of Planet of the Dead, has said in the new DWM we’ll have a heck of a wait after the first gap year special airs at Easter.
So far only Den of Geek has picked up the story and run with it, so maybe that’s a sign it’s all a bald-faced lie and we can go about our normal business.
Link to Den of Geek story
On the upside, Roberts notes his New Adventures novel The Highest Science influenced Planet of the Dead. I look forward to that.