BBC Responds to Reduced Who Complaints
The BBC has responded to complaints it has received concerning the perceived reduction of Doctor Who this year by some fans.
The response addresses the split broadcast nature of Series 7 and the news that broke last month of there being just one 60-minute special to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
Patrick McManus from BBC Complaints said:
“Thanks for your contact regarding ‘Doctor Who’ broadcast on BBC One.
I understand that you are feel there are insufficient programmes planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the series. I also note that you are unhappy with the way in which series 7 has been split into two parts.
Whilst I appreciate your concerns, we haven’t announced what we have planned to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’ yet, but we would like to assure you that fans won’t be disappointed.
Additionally, please note that the decision to schedule series 7 in two parts was a creative one and we’re sorry you are unhappy about this.
Nevertheless, please be assured that I’ve registered your comments regarding this issue to our audience log. This is a daily report of audience feedback made available throughout the BBC, including to the producers of ‘Doctor Who’, as well as members of senior management.
The audience logs help to shape future decisions regarding BBC programming and output.
Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.
[Thanks to Watcher]