Published on May 29th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
The Doctor Who Policy
The BBC has released its Statements of Programme Policy (SoPPs) for the next year, stating how it intends to maintain and improve the quality of its output for the public.
Among the content priorities, the Beeb will strive to create ambitious UK drama which obviously includes Doctor Who.
The report delves deeply into what the BBCâ€™s plans are in terms of entertainment and also gives a breakdown of what will be happening with their various channels and respective shows.
BBC will â€œcontinue its commitment to outstanding children’s contentâ€:
â€œThrough their links with Spooks and Doctor Who respectively, both MI High and The Sarah Jane Adventures will strengthen the connection between CBBC and BBC One drama while bolstering our commitment to quality programming for 6â€“12 year olds.â€
Whatâ€™s refreshing about the report is that Doctor Who, like EastEnders or Have I Got News For You, is barely mentioned which shows how much of an accepted standard it is as a flagship show, not needing to be tweaked or interfered with.