Amazingly, Doctor Who is under fire AGAIN this week, as details emerge of a trip to Venice for Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as part of Doctor Who Confidential‘s coverage of The Vampires of Venice.
The “parent show” opted to use the Croatian town of Trigor to double as both 17th century Venice and 19th century France for another episode later in the series, but with its own budget, Doctor Who Confidential opted to fly the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond to the real, modern day Queen of the Adriatic.
According to a popular red-top, other BBC producers have critisiced Doctor Who Confidential for wasting money.
However, a BBC spokesperson said: “Doctor Who Confidential is highly successful and is fantastic value for money.”
So, the BBC producers of Doctor Who Confidential spent around upto Â£2000 to send its stars and a small crew to Venice for a day or two to film them on location – meanwhile nearly 18 months ago the then Doctor Who production team spent at least 10x this amount to film a bit of sand in Dubai.
Yet another storm in a teacup?