Doctor Who: Brian Minchin confirmed as new executive producer

News Louisa Mellor 30 Apr 2013 - 13:30

The BBC announces Caroline Skinner's successor as executive producer of Doctor Who: Brian Minchin...

Following Caroline Skinner's vacation of the Doctor Who executive producer spot earlier this year, the BBC has announced the role is to be filled by Brian Minchin, whose past work for the corporation includes Being Human, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane AdventuresWizards Vs. Aliens, and Dirk Gently.

Minchin said on the new position, "I'm thrilled and excited to be joining Steven Moffat on a show that has meant so much to me over the years. I've watched in awe as Steven has taken Doctor Who to wild and imaginative places and I can't wait to get started on many more adventures with The Doctor.”

Steven Moffat looks forward to "getting hopelessly lost in space and time" with Minchin, recalling that "When I first took over Doctor Who, Brian was there as script editor, and in the most difficult time of a new Doctor and a new era, was completely brilliant. We lost him to producing The Sarah Jane Adventures at the end of our first run. Rising talent keeps rising, is how I comforted myself back then - but now I am beyond happy that Brian has risen all the way back to Doctor Who, in his new role of Executive Producer."

Faith Penhale, Head of Drama Wales and caretaker EP for Doctor Who during the transition, said, "I've no doubt Doctor Who will enjoy a very exciting time with Brian at the helm working alongside Steven. Since joining BBC Wales in 2005, he’s proved he has a fantastic eye for story and a sharp awareness of what makes a drama like Doctor Who unmissable."

Brian Minchin, welcome back to the TARDIS!


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Does this mean Doctor Who will stop sucking once again?

Does this mean Doctor Who fans will start deserving new Doctor Who instead of constantly moaning?

Who cares who the executive producer is.........

Considering the quality of his work on The Sarah jane adventures and Being Human,this is a deserved and appropriate appointment,and he's written a novel like Hinchcliffe and RTD too.Welcome back to Doctor Who,Mr. Minchin.Hope circumstances and BBC mandarins are generous to you,in instigating your ideas for the programmes future.

Did he diagram the Moff plotting on a whiteboard before getting the gig?

What is wrong with wanting the show to be the best that it can be and being disappointed when it isn't?

Well at least Moffat won't get distracted shagging THIS Producer.

Already did that when RTD left.

Yeah, but this current series is kind of making me forget that

Well, this confirms more DW beyond the 50th Anniversary special. Very welcoming news!

What's wrong with it, in a nutshell, is that many folks confuse 'what I want from the show' and 'the best the show can be' as being the same thing - then get disappointed when it isn't what they want.
In an even smaller nutshell (possibly nestled inside the first like a Russian doll) - it's too subjective. Everything you hated somebody else loved and everything you loved somebody else hated.

There is so much vitriol and negativity. The show has rarely been better for me. Not perfect but much more inspiring in the last 3 seasons.

But look how you just roundabout-criticized it in that comment. The reality is that those who complain about other fans' negativity do indeed complain about the show themselves. I'm guilty of this too, but at least I realize it.

My comments are balanced but ultimately positive or retain a positive air of respect. Nothing is perfect and even bad Who is better tv than most. And crucially I don't call for anyone's head or get personal!

It's not respectful nor positive to say Doctor Who fans don't deserve new Who, and that they're constantly moaning.

Ok I think you've totally Mis read me. I don't think fans don't deserve new Who! What I was doing was using the same words, his words which was a horribly negative post which originally appeared first but u can still find a few threads down. "Does this mean Dr Who will stop sucking again" I used his words but changed it to stick up for Who and he was being down on it! I should have posted as a reply to him and not a new post!

Anything... anything but this mindless Steven Moffat dribble that has been ruining Dr. Who...

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