Steven Moffat slams "fairly stupid" 'Doctor Who', 'Sherlock' cynics
Published May 21 2012, 18:38 BST | By Paul Millar Steven Moffat
has blasted people who claim Doctor Who
are "too clever".
writer encouraged disgruntled viewers to "pay attention" and "think about" his dramas.
"There's been a weird backlash among, I presume, fairly stupid people about the fact the shows are complicated and clever, but they're both huge international hits," the 50-year-old told BAFTA Guru
"We make no apology. Don't expect to do the ironing; sit down, pay attention and think about it. Audiences like complexity.
"They follow intricately plotted soap operas all the time. It depresses me when people say, 'It's all far too clever'."
On not having any plans to move on from the two programmes, he added: "The moment it's time to stop on a show is not an ambiguous feeling - you just suddenly think, 'I can't do it anymore; I've had enough'."
presenter Fern Britton spoke out against Doctor Who
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