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A Letter from the Doctor were short narratives, written as if by the Doctor himself.

The first "Letters" appeared in early issues of Doctor Who Magazine (including the very first) and occasionally thereafter in special anniversary issues celebrating milestones in the publication's history.

More recently, "A Letter from the Doctor" was revived for the Annual-style publication, the Doctor Who Storybook. Most of the letters to day have been written by the show's producer and lead writer, Russell T Davies, with the exception of the Doctor Who Storybook 2009, in which the letter was written by newly appointed showrunner Steven Moffat.

The letter in the Doctor Who Storybook 2010 -- written once again by Davies -- is different in format than the others, taking on the appearance of a garbled transmission from the Doctor, apparently going back in time and including snippets of dialogue from various Tenth Doctor TV episodes going back to the incarnation's very first words. Because of this format, it was believed the first words of the letter, "Don't forget me", might have been the last words of the Tenth Doctor in The End of Time. Ultimately, this was not the case - the final words spoken by him in that episode were "I don't want to go", but his final words to Sarah Jane Smith in SJA: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith were "Don't forget me".;

It is assumed that should further Storybooks be published after the 2010 issue that future "Letters" will be once again written by Moffat.

This article uses material from the "A Letter from the Doctor" article on the Dr Who wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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