Looks to me like the 50'th is gonna be celebrated plenty, in spite of Auntie Beeb.
"In spite of" is the wrong phrase; everything that you've mentioned, save for "The 23 Doctors," carries the BBC's approval. They're licensed products, there's someone at the BBC signing off on them every step of the way. The Light at the End
isn't happening in spite of
the BBC; if the BBC didn't want it to happen, it wouldn't.