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StCoop July 2 2013 08:32 PM

BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
Or rather Michael Grade did when he came back in 2004 as Chairman of the BBC and Mark Thompson when he came in as Director-General (also in 2004).

Wankers.

http://blogtorwho.blogspot.ie/2013/0...-relaunch.html

C.E. Evans July 2 2013 08:42 PM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
The worst enemy that the Doctor has ever faced was Michael Grade.

MacLeod July 2 2013 10:22 PM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
Doctor Who's most dangerous does isn't the Daleks, Cybermen, Sontaran's, Silurians even the Time Lords but Michael Grade the former are a walk in the park.

So Mr. Grade doesn't like Sci-Fi well tough I do as do a lot of other License fee payers. And guess what your charter says you have to cater to all tastes.

diankra July 3 2013 12:06 AM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
Clearly this is all rubbish. Michael Grade states very clearly in the charity book Behind the Sofa that if Russell T Davies had come to him with his 'sensational' new take on Doctor Who, he'd have commissioned it himself.
And when Grade returned to the BBC in 2004, it was as the first head of the BBC Trust, which had been specifically created to avoid the overlap between overseers and management that had led to the abolition of the Board of Governors. So for him to try and second-guess the actual programme makers... well, it would be inconceivable. As inconceivable as there being any truth in Private Eye's suggestions that people involved in Pinewood had an interest in suggesting that Television Centre couldn't be successfuly refitted for the HD age and had to be shut down.
Clearly, everybody involved in this documentary must have been on drugs when they shot it to come out with such rubbish...

Snick27 July 3 2013 12:26 AM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
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diankra wrote: (Post 8328175)
Clearly this is all rubbish. Michael Grade states very clearly in the charity book Behind the Sofa that if Russell T Davies had come to him with his 'sensational' new take on Doctor Who, he'd have commissioned it himself.
And when Grade returned to the BBC in 2004, it was as the first head of the BBC Trust, which had been specifically created to avoid the overlap between overseers and management that had led to the abolition of the Board of Governors. So for him to try and second-guess the actual programme makers... well, it would be inconceivable. As inconceivable as there being any truth in Private Eye's suggestions that people involved in Pinewood had an interest in suggesting that Television Centre couldn't be successfuly refitted for the HD age and had to be shut down.
Clearly, everybody involved in this documentary must have been on drugs when they shot it to come out with such rubbish...


Or maybe you are just WRONG!!!

diankra July 3 2013 12:59 AM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
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Snick27 wrote: (Post 8328232)
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diankra wrote: (Post 8328175)
Clearly this is all rubbish. Michael Grade states very clearly in the charity book Behind the Sofa that if Russell T Davies had come to him with his 'sensational' new take on Doctor Who, he'd have commissioned it himself.
And when Grade returned to the BBC in 2004, it was as the first head of the BBC Trust, which had been specifically created to avoid the overlap between overseers and management that had led to the abolition of the Board of Governors. So for him to try and second-guess the actual programme makers... well, it would be inconceivable. As inconceivable as there being any truth in Private Eye's suggestions that people involved in Pinewood had an interest in suggesting that Television Centre couldn't be successfuly refitted for the HD age and had to be shut down.
Clearly, everybody involved in this documentary must have been on drugs when they shot it to come out with such rubbish...


Or maybe you are just WRONG!!!

Knew I should have used the sarcasm emoticon.

The Wormhole July 3 2013 03:26 AM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
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Co-producers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) wanted to redub Christopher Eccleston (pictured right) with a Canadian actor,
Ho. Lee. Fuck. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

sttngfan1701d July 3 2013 04:07 AM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
Going back to series 1, the image quality is pretty gross actually. Whose decision was that, I wonder? Was it a camera filter that gave things a blurry halo a lot of times or did they shoot the series on video or something?

The Mirrorball Man July 3 2013 04:42 AM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
AFAIK, they shoot the series on video and add filters to make it look like film, yes.

Sci July 3 2013 06:55 AM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 8328979)
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Co-producers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) wanted to redub Christopher Eccleston (pictured right) with a Canadian actor,
Ho. Lee. Fuck. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

Depends. If they intended to broadcast it in French in Quebec, it doesn't sound unreasonable to me.

Mr. Adventure July 3 2013 02:03 PM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
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Sci wrote: (Post 8329567)
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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 8328979)
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Co-producers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) wanted to redub Christopher Eccleston (pictured right) with a Canadian actor,
Ho. Lee. Fuck. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

Depends. If they intended to broadcast it in French in Quebec, it doesn't sound unreasonable to me.

Nice thought but given that Doctor Who is regularly dubbed for other languages I have a feeling that isn't the case. Probably a way for CBC to justify co-producing the season by trying to have more Canadian content.

Doctor Who in French

The Haunting July 3 2013 02:08 PM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
Lots of planets have a Canada apparently...

Mr Awe July 3 2013 02:31 PM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 8328979)
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Co-producers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) wanted to redub Christopher Eccleston (pictured right) with a Canadian actor,
Ho. Lee. Fuck. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

Ironic because I usually picture Canadian's having more common sense! Yikes!

Mr Awe

Mr. Adventure July 3 2013 06:10 PM

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Starkers wrote: (Post 8330422)
Lots of planets have a Canada apparently...

Just wait until 11 eats fish fingers in maple syrup.

The Wormhole July 3 2013 08:01 PM

Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!
 
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Sci wrote: (Post 8329567)
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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 8328979)
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Co-producers of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) wanted to redub Christopher Eccleston (pictured right) with a Canadian actor,
Ho. Lee. Fuck. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

Depends. If they intended to broadcast it in French in Quebec, it doesn't sound unreasonable to me.

Obviously they need to re-dub the dialogue to present the show in another language, but the implication of the article is that CBC wanted to re-dup it with a Canadian actor for the English version. After all why would RTD object to re-dubbing for the French version? For that matter, why would only Eccleston be re-dubbed if it were the French version they were talking about?


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