HE’S one of Manchester’s finest exports – even if he was born in Wales.
Now Doctor Who writer and executive producer Russell T Davies wants to come home.
But not just yet.
There’s an interview with Russell in today’s edition of trade magazine Broadcast, in which he again says he’s fully committed to the Cardiff-based BBC1 show.
But he confirms that he will eventually be moving on and has been talking to Manchester-based Red Production Company.
“I’ve certainly got things lined up – I want to work with Nicola Shindler again, and I want to live in Manchester again. My house is in Manchester.


JUST back from the world premiere of the third series of Doctor Who.
A few dozen fans, many with cameras, were gathered outside the Mayfair Hotel in central London to see the cast arrive, along with some other famous faces.
Tenth Time Lord David Tennant was there to introduce the Doctor’s new companion Freema Agyeman, 27, who plays Martha Jones.
Also arriving as I made my way in through the doors was Sophia Myles – David’s real life girlfriend, who played Madame de Pompadour in the second BBC1 series.
Having travelled to Cardiff for the last two series launches, this was the first one to be held in London.
Spotted under the grand chandelier was Manchester-based writer and executive producer Russell T Davies, sharing a joke with Jonathan Ross, who had brought along his three children.


DOCTOR Who star David Tennant gave nothing away about his future at today’s first screening of the Time Lord’s latest Christmas special.
It was a relatively early start in London’s Soho, bearing in mind he’d been at yesterday’s wedding of Little Britain star Matt Lucas.
For those anxious to know about Matt’s panto-themed reception, David went as Buttons and Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies was, of course, a Dame.
Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride is an hour-long festive adventure which will be shown on BBC1 at 7pm on Christmas Day.
Catherine Tate guest stars as woman in white Donna Noble, a grown-up and toned down version of her schoolgirl comedy character Lauren – but still very definitely “bovvered”.