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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