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Published on March 16th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

BBC Cutbacks Hit Doctor Who

The Mirror reports that Doctor Who is among a raft of high profile TV shows to face cutbacks.

The plans will see the BBC’s soap jewel EastEnders reduce costs by £2.5million over five years as the with new talent replacing high-profile signings to reduce a mounting BBC wage bill.

Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear are all joining EastEnders in cutting costs by 5 per cent under the BBC’s five-year plan.

EastEnders boss Diederick Santer said: “This is across the board. All shows are affected not just East-Enders – Strictly, Dr Who, everyone has been told the same thing. But we will try not to let it affect the quality of the show or talent.”

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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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