Writer’s partner fights cancer

Writer Russell T Davies – famed for bringing Doctor Who back to TV – has put his TV work on hold, following his partner’s diagnosis with brain cancer.

He and long-term boyfriend Andrew Smith have quit Los Angeles, where they were based, to return to their former home in Manchester.

Davies told PinkNews.co.uk that Smith is undergoing months of chemotherapy following surgery.

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The scriptwriter had been working on a new series called Cucumber which was a collaboration between BBC Worldwide and a US network.

His work has been put on ice indefinitely, but he said the TV companies had both been accommodating and sympathetic to his situation.

Returning to Manchester means they are now close to specialist cancer hospital, The Christie.

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