Hi there! We notice you are using an Adblock tool.

Kasterborous produces five or more pieces of original content daily (over 100 every month). Our writers are volunteers, offering their services to give you interesting Doctor Who articles and features.

Money raised through advertising on this site is reinvested into hosting costs, competition prizes, review materials and occasional gifts for our contributors.

To help us maintain our wide breadth and high standard of content, whitelist our non-profit site to continue enjoying it without these pop-ups.

The United Kingdom of Earth Television

BBC News has reported an increase in exports of television from the UK to the rest of the planet, and as a result, the Beeb felt the need to mention some show called Doctor Who.

Already-built shows (as opposed to the programmes whose ideas were taken from Britain but not the shows themselves; think America’s Got Talent and how it isn’t Britain’s Got Talent), including Top Gear, Life, and Who, sold to a hundred-plus countries each (or at least the first two did, Who was more implied in the article) to rake in a total of £549 million (in other words, quite a lot), which doesn’t include the £119 million from format sales (like America’s Got Talent) or the ultimate tally of £1.34 billion from the whole of the overseas market (don’t you just love parenthetical side comments?).

Doctor Who has already conquered the likes of Australia, Canada, and the United States, among others, in terms of its love affair with the rest of the world.  And now that it helped gain the BBC a 9% higher income in world sales last year, maybe it deserves a pay raise.  How ’bout giving us that budget cut back, eh, Auntie?  Not that it needs it, of course!

Patrick Riley


Patrick has just been murdered and is currently seated on the edge of a lawn chair wondering when this Missy person will stop demanding his autograph. He probably can't tweet from the grave, but you should follow him anyway @10PatrickRiley.

Please note that responses to this post are subject to our comments policy.

© 2005-2015 Kasterborous. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | SheKnows Media - Entertainment