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Published on May 26th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

BBC Worldwide’s Record

Doctor Who profits for BBC WorldwideDoctor Who has helped BBC Worldwide hit a record profit this year for the corporation, with overseas sales at £140 million.

The significant figure, is heralded as “indicative guidance” and shows a vast improvement on 2009’s £103 million.

Sold in more than fifty territories, Doctor Who continues to be one of the company’s biggest money-spinners. According to BBC Worldwide, the show has been sold to more than 50 territories, with over 3.3m DVDs and more than 7m action figures sold in 2009 alone.

Given that 2009 saw just 5 new episodes of Doctor Who, this is a remarkable response from fans around the world.

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




One Response to BBC Worldwide’s Record

  1. avatar Leosw4 says:

    As I understand it, CO’s Classic range sold particularly well, so perhaps we can hope for some more and very soon including the Eighth Doctor which seems to be in the planning stages and a Yeti or two perhaps? Sutehk from the just slighly popular Pyraminds.
    Of course only a very cynical person would suggest the several variations we have seen of Daleks this series as well as the prospcet of Silurians with masks on and masks off is a ploy to increase toysales this year?

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