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RTD: Announcement Saves BBC Cash

It was revealed in the Wales on Sunday that the David Tennant departure announcement at Wednesday’s National Television Awards had budgetary concerns.

A bit of free publicity is never a bad thing, especially if you can afford to cut out the budget imapct of the PR department…

“We all knew he was going to announce it at the awards," said Russell T Davies, "We thought we could issue a press release or we could send a live transmission on ITV to eight million viewers.”

See, he’s a canny mind for numbercrunching, that RTD…

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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