UPDATE: Doctor Who Christmas Special Director Revealed

Watch The Fades tonight to get a taste of his work

While you’ve probably seen the news already about the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, one thing the BBC press release did neglect to detail was who would be directing the festive episode.

So SFX did some incisive investigative journalism (we emailed the publicity department and asked) and we can reveal that the man calling the shots will be Farren Blackburn.

He hasn’t worked on Who before, but you can get a taste of work tonight by watching the first episode of The Fades. We reckon you’ll be impressed. It’s a great-looking show.

Of course, producer on The Fades is Caroline Skinner, who becomes a producer on Doctor Who with the Christmas special, so she’s clearly brought a trusted former colleague along with her.

Blackburn has also worked on Survivors, Silent Witness and Holby City.

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