The writers of ‘Doctor Who’ discuss how to create an interesting, successful character, and that the Doctor is a perfect example of a great character but this makes him very difficult to write for, as he has an extraordinary mind. They describe the main characters - The Doctor, Amy and Rory – explaining what their personalities are like.

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Doctor Who

This could be used as a starter to creating a character. While watching the clip the children could note down the words used to describe the characters in 'Doctor Who' and then use these to help them to develop their characters, writing down what they are like – what they look like, how they talk, what do you like, dislike, how does this make them behave?