Tagged The Eleventh Hour

Shrinking Budget

The Stage has drawn attention to the reducing budget on Doctor Who – in light of BBC policy to reduce spending by 5% on an annual basis. Following criticism over junkets and leaving parties, the BBC introduced a policy of cost cutting in its broadcast output, and TV drama is seen to be suffering due…

The “Meet” Aisle

Being the star of Doctor Who – and being famous in general – can bring with it a range of issues, both good and bad. Matt Smith thankfully seems pretty level-headed, but with The Eleventh Hour airing on Saturday evening, things could change. Quizzed in The Mirror about this very matter, Smith revealed a philosophical…

Doctor Who Tour News

Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan descended on Salford this week as part of their tour of the UK with the BBC Outreach bus. As well as Gillan’s home town of Inverness, Belfast, Sunderland and Salford have all been visited by the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and a copy of The Eleventh Hour,…

Welsh Whingers

Is it me, or are the people of Wales – a major contributor of British television in the 21st century – getting a little complacent about producing Doctor Who and other top BBC shows? A former BBC head of programming, Richard Lewis, has declared that the BBC has “lost direction in Wales” – despite attracting…

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