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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.

Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures mentioned in BBC programme policyAmong the content priorities, the Beeb will strive to create ambitious UK drama which obviously includes Doctor Who.

The report delves deeply into what the BBC’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 “continue its commitment to outstanding children’s content”:

“Through 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 6–12 year olds.”

What’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.


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!

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