Doctor Who docudrama on the way?

News Louisa Mellor 23 Jul 2012 - 07:44

Doctor Who News has good reason to believe that the BBC is planning a docudrama special to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary

The canny folk at Doctor Who News recently spotted the following BBC Two job ad:

“You will be producing high-quality, cost-effective drama and will be accountable for the delivery of the drama on time and within the agreed editorial brief and production budget. One of your main responsibilities will be to help develop the script to the highest standards as well as encouraging, fostering and developing creative talent and ability on behalf of the Drama Department.
You will need drama-producing experience. A passion for drama and a knowledge of Doctor Who is essential.
Ideally the successful candidate will have a wide-ranging knowledge of the television drama production processes, preferably including period drama and use of CGI, and an understanding of the jobs of programme and resource personnel who are engaged to complete the production.”

Before anyone rushes off to tart up their CV, applications for the role closed last Wednesday. More interesting than the job opportunity though, is that the ad looks to be revealing the BBC’s plan to produce a period Doctor Who docudrama to celebrate the show’s forthcoming 50th anniversary.

It certainly wouldn’t be the first behind-the-scenes TV series dramatisation the BBC has produced in recent years, and if that is what’s up the Beeb’s sleeve, then we couldn’t be happier. Let the casting speculation begin!

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