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Published on April 15th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

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Moffat Era Production Team Named

The final pieces of the jigsaw have been set – the Three Who Rule have been finalised, and their dual subservient producers have been named as the Matt Smith/Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who begins to take shape…

Joining Doctor Who Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and fellow Executive Piers “Arsene” Wenger is Ashes to Ashes producer Beth Willis.

Steven Moffat said: “Beth and Tracie and Pete aren’t the A Team, they’re the people the A Team call. Tracie and Pete are the backstage stars of Doctor Who and having them on board as producers isn’t just the best possible news for Matt Smith’s first series, it’s a massive relief.

“And Beth Willis, fresh from the brilliant Ashes To Ashes, is joining Piers and I as an executive so finally there’ll be someone to wear the trousers.”

Meanwhile Planet of the Dead producer Tracie Simpson joins the series full-time with Season 31 (“series 5″ to you kids) and is joined by Torchwood: Children of Earth‘s Peter Bennett.

BBC Wales Head of Drama Piers Wenger said: “Having Beth, Pete and Tracie on board is nothing short of thrilling. In their time on the show, Tracie and Pete have worked miracles. Joining forces with a talent like Beth will ensure that Doctor Who remains one of the most exciting and, frankly, formidable production teams around.”

Which I think leaves us with some scriptwriters to be announced and the small matter of naming a companion!

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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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