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BBC Three to Air Doctor Who Anniversary Clips Show?

Doctor Who Confidential was a BBC Three show that went behind the scenes on Doctor Who from its return in 2005 – until it was unceremoniously (and in many ways, mysteriously) axed in 2011.

Ever since then, BBC Three has avoided producing any original Doctor Who-related shows (you couldn’t stop them back when Russell T Davies was in charge) but if the website of comic Tom Craine is anything to go by, this could be about to change.

Says the barely-recognised comic on his website:

Delighted that I’ll be appearing as a guest on a forthcoming BBC3 show celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who.

Wouldn’t put it past me to have a few stern words to say about the Daleks.

This is the first (and to date, only) mention of this website anywhere (although many outlets have picked up on it). But what does it mean? Does it indicate a change in attitude from axe-happy controller Zai Bennett, or simply shallow ratings-grabbing opportunism?

Many will see this as a sign that Doctor Who Confidential is about to return, but until a formal announcement is made, let’s just look forward to the clips show…

Head to Tom Craine’s website to find out more (although at this stage there isn’t much).

(With thanks to Turquoise Tarquin)



Christian Cawley

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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+.


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