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Published on July 4th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Who’s Secure?

Recently, there has been a lot of gossip going on regarding the future of Doctor Who. Announcements have been made regarding the show’s future and things are shaping up to be nice and stable, Doctor Who has been renewed up until at least 2013!

The BBC recently announced that it had ordered 13 more episodes of Doctor Who plus another Christmas special. However fans have been worried by the fact that not all of the new episodes ordered will be shown in 2012 but are to be split between 2012 and 2013.

At least that’s the way things are looking for now.

But don’t panic, before you all head to the phone to call up the head of the BBC and demand to know what’s going on, just sit back and relax.

The simple fact is that budgets are tight for the Beeb right now and the show is having its massive fiftieth anniversary in 2013, so they’re bound to be planning something big and spectacular. No one (apart from a select few we imagine) knows what the BBC is going to do but it’ll be something breathtaking, of that there’s no doubt. It’ll cost lots of money and when they do eventually tell us their plans, we’ll probably all start hyperventilating out of sheer excitement but as to the announcement of episode cuts, don’t let it bother you, the show isn’t going anywhere, as Steven Moffat had to say in the recent Doctor Who Magazine:

Doctor Who’s future is absolutely secure at the BBC, and in fact there’s more than we’ve even told you about so far…and as for scheduling – we’re not being vague, we’re being secret. Doctor Who is, and remains a major weapon in the BBC’s arsenal – we don’t tell the opposition when it’s going to be deployed.”

So everyone stop panicking!


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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!

7 Responses to Who’s Secure?

  1. avatar BJAMES says:

    I hope this bodes for great things, but my cynicism remains intact. A Pessimist is just an experienced Optimist, someone once said, and an Optimist is someone setting themselves up for a fall. I’d love to be proven wrong about my fears regarding business as usual at the BBC, to the point of apology on my part; I hope to be pleasantly surprised. But I for one, am not going to hold my breath. I know no show can really go on forever, but I love Doctor Who; and I hope its here long after I’m gone, so that many more generations can love it too. Irrational, truly said, and yes, now I’ve said it.

  2. avatar BJAMES says:

    And thank you, Steven Moffatt!

  3. avatar BJAMES says:

    I know, I know, one “T” not two…………..

  4. avatar Rick says:

    I take solace in the fact that DW is the ultimate jewel in the BBC’s crown and even if the ship were ready to go under totally, it would be the last show standing. Also, I have faith that Moffat will ultimately not disappoint when it comes time for big events.

  5. avatar IanOTimelord says:

    Last Sunday I attended Vworp 4, and was left without any doubts that the series is secure. Also spoke to someone who should know as well. Who? SPOILERS!

    • How was the event?

  6. avatar IanOTimelord says:

    Very good, very relaxed. The DWM panel was good,Dez Skinn was very funny. And Katy Manning was delightful, she is as Matt Smith has described her, as mad as a box of frogs.
    Manged to have a word with her and I got a hug off her.
    I was so excited I was shaking LOL.

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