Published on January 2nd, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
RTD: Am I Bovvered?
Speaking to Metro, Doctor Who Executive Producer and showrunner Russell T Davies has revealed that he feels no sentiment over leaving the Doctor Who job.
In his opinion:
"It’s business as usual. I’m also working on Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. I’m writing until February so it won’t hit me until then. I’m not sentimental about these things so I’ll probably just move on to the next project as fast as I can."
This certainly ties in with the picture painted in his recent book (guess what I got for Christmas!) – he refused on several occasions to be swayed in his decision to not do Series 5, something that was decided upon (and discussed endlessly it seems) around the time Series 2 was filmed.
Of course for a man of RTD’s stature there is little to stop him from moving on. He has reinvigorated Doctor Who more than any regeneration could, as well as causing BBC and ITV to put money into genre television for the first time in years.
"It’s not a little cult show anymore, that’s what I’m most proud of."
"When we brought Doctor Who back, the role was considered such a joke names such as Paul Daniels were mentioned. Now it’s serious actors. That shows how much the perception of the show has changed."