As you have probably heard, the BBC has decided to discontinue Doctor Who Confidential in an effort to cut costs. For many Doctor Who fans, Doctor Who Confidential was a great way to have a look into how the brilliant TV series was created. If you, like many other Whovians, do not agree with the discontinuation of DWC, you can do something about it.
There is an online petition which you can sign if you want to participate. It is free to sign, and it takes only about 5 seconds to do. Just put your full name into the bar, and you will be added to the signatures list. It does not take any other information. As of today (13 October) they have collected almost 42000 signatures! Why not add your name?
This isn’t exactly breaking news, as this information has been out for quite a while. The BBC, in an effort to cut costs, has decided to discontinue airing Doctor Who Confidential, which always showed just after its respective episode on BBC3. In fact, Doctor Who Confidential was started along with Series 1 and has faithfully followed each and every episode since. Although it can’t really be said that Confidential was a huge success, it’s always had a decent enough viewership. There have even been petitions sent to the BBC by fans trying to make them reconsider. The BBC plans to have BBC3 air repeats of BBC1 programmes for its 7pm to 9pm slots. It would also like to have new original shows unique to the channel.
Although I don’t watch every episode as it airs, I’ve always liked DWC to be there, so I can see the behind-the-scenes of a particularly good episode. It seems that the BBC doesn’t really appreciate the viewership it’s got from Doctor Who, and is trying its hardest to get new shows in, when Doctor Who has given it so much over the past fifty years.
What do you think of this? Tell us in the comments.
Tomorrow, the series 6 finale for Doctor Who will be aired by the BBC. We know already that this episode will include the return of the SIlence, Winston Churchill, and our little married couple. Here’s the synopsis from the BBC Press Office:
As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe – his own death – in the concluding episode of this series of the time-travelling drama. But has he reckoned without the love of a good woman?
Based on the little preview we were given at the end of the last episode, and the teasers the Doctor Who website has been feeding us over the last week, I think this episode will end the season nicely. What do you think? Tell us in the comments!
Yesterday, the latest episode of Doctor Who aired on BBC. Have you seen it yet? Here’s the summary from the BBC Press Office: Continue reading