#FollowFriday: James Moran

It’s Friday – and you know what that means, don’t you? Tomorrow’s Saturday! That’s how time works for non-fourth-dimensional beings!

Friday also means it’s the DWC’s chance to point you in the direction of Doctor Who cast, crew, and miscellaneous others on Twitter, and as it’s Torchwood Week here, today’s #FollowFriday is for writer, James Moran.

You’ll probably know Moran for writing The Fires of Pompeii, the superb Series 4 episode that made us realise how properly-good Catherine Tate is. I rewatched it recently and it still packs a punch. Word has it that it was the strength of James’ Torchwood Series 2 script, Sleeper, that got him the job on Doctor WhoTorchwood achieved a more balanced run in its second series, but its best was undoubtedly Children of Earth. This was the third series of Torchwood, broadcast across five consecutive days in July 2009 (and man, that was a long time ago, wasn’t it?!).

Moran co-wrote Children of Earth with Russell T. Davies, and furthermore wrote TARDIS, the third Adventure Game back in 2010.

Away from the worlds of Doctor Who, Moran has also written for Spooks, Eve, Primeval, and numerous films including Severance and Cockneys vs. Zombies.

From that final title, you might think his Twitter feed would be funny… And it is.

Mind you, things have been soured of late by something called Brexit…

Still, he finds plenty of time to tease us with upcoming delights.

And sometimes, he gives us a vital insight into a writer’s life.

Follow James @jamesmoran.