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Old July 3 2013, 09:35 PM   #16
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Re: BBC tried to stop production on New Who twice!

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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?
That would seem to be the implication of the article, but it's vague enough that I wouldn't want to draw any conclusions. Although the other possibility -- that the CBC wanted to justify it as "Canadian content" to comply with Canadian content requirements, and that dubbing Eccleston was an attempt to do that -- sounds just bureaucratically stupid enough to be true.
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