Tagged BBC Worldwide

No Clues on Torchwood Writers

As part of his mammoth spoiler free Torchwood Series 4 pre-production chat to SFX, Russell T Davies has been talking about how the show has developed since he moved out to the USA in summer 2009. Thanks to the success of Children of Earth, it seems that Russell was able to begin planning the new…

RTD on Writers’ Rooms

The writers room; a hodge-podge of college graduates, seasoned veterans and tired-eyed assistants who’ve clambered there way in the door after submitting spec script after spec script after spec script. In the USA, this system has produced some of the greatest (and some awful) television. In the UK, this system has produced My Family. Torchwood Over-fiend Russell T….

Timey Wimey Revenue

Doctor Who helped BBC Worldwide rake in a record £200 million in revenue last year. The show, along mega brands like blokey car-fest Top Gear, BBC Earth, the umbrella brand for the channels natural history output and guide book impresarios Lonely Planet, made a profit of £40 million for the BBC’s commercial arm. £147.3 million…

International Who?

The CEO of BBC Worldwide, John Smith (Huh? Really?! No wonder Doctor Who got relaunched!), has defended some of the business choices that he has made. Smith is about to unveil record profits for the BBC’s commercial wing which has raised his profile enormously especially given the economic downturn that the world has been facing for the…

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