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Published on October 10th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

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DWC on Points of View

While the campaign itself doesn’t feel the need to gain support from non-Twitter dwelling fans or long-running sites such as Kasterborous, the Save Doctor Who Confidential campaign stepped up a gear this week with an appearance on BBC One’s Points of View show.

Points of View is an established BBC show that allows viewers to contact the broadcaster and have their opinions about various broadcasts shared with the nation. Often answers to complaints are forthcoming, and the whole shebang is held together nicely by Jeremy (brother of Tim) Vine.

Several emails and scary webcam clips of complaint were featured concerning the axing of the behind the scenes show, with the following response issued by BBC Three:

The Doctor Who spin-off series, ‘Doctor Who Confidential’ has been a great show for BBC Three over the years, but our priority now is to build on original British commissions, unique to the channel.

It all sounds very familiar, doesn’t it? In fact, the statement is largely identical to that issued when the show’s cancellation was announced.

Notably presenter Jeremy Vine reported that the BBC Three controller would be appearing on the show in person in the near future, so the message from Points of View is to keep sending in messages of support for Doctor Who Confidential, which you can do via the contact details on the BBC’s official Points of View page at bbc.co.uk/pointsofview.

You can view the results yourself on BBC iPlayer, scroll forward to 2 minutes 30 seconds if you’re in a rush.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




3 Responses to DWC on Points of View

  1. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    I think if there’s a petition for anything Who related, maybe one to urge the powers that be to get Tennant lighting the torch next summer at the Olympics!

    Come on, he must do it….

  2. avatar Steve says:

    Has anyone thought of campaigning the head of BBC 2 to commission DWC if BBC 3 don’t want it? Afterall if BBC 2 can do a Strictly related show with (tiresome) Zoe Ball they can do DWC too.


    • Unfortunately, Steve, the specific aims of the Save DWC campaign don’t seem to be worth divulging to fandom at large. Whether they have thought of this or not is as much a mystery to us as it is to you (not for want of trying, I might add).

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