Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire writing ‘Doctor Who’ script

Bassist getting creative – but on an on-spec level

Manic Street PreachersNicky Wire has revealed he is writing a script for Doctor Who.

The bassist, writing on his blog at the band’s website,, explained that he had set himself the task of writing an episode named ‘Do Not Go Gently’ for fun.

“The idea is centred around Dylan Thomas‘ last days in New York,” he wrote. “Of course, it’s going to have a massive fucking monster in it too.”

The BBC or the show’s current head writer Steven Moffat have yet to comment on whether they will accept Wire‘s effort when he completes it.

Meanwhile, Manic Street Preachers are set to return with a new album, ‘Postcards From A Young Man’, in September.

They are also inviting fans to win tickets to an intimate gig in London on August 5. For more information go to their official website

Get next week’s issue NME for more on Manic Street Preachers and their new album, on UK newsstands from Wednesday (July 28), or available digitally worldwide.