Re: The Day of the Doctore Review Thread (Spoilers?)
From what I understand, Ahearne was so exhausted by working on five episodes more or less in a row (because they'd asked him to handle the season finale at the last minute so as to keep Eccleston happy after seeing how well they worked together on the Dalek/Father's Day pair; some reports suggest that another director had already been hired and had to be paid off as a result) that his partner effectively barred him from returning to the show: sort of "If you want to kill yourself on that show, don't expect me to stay here and witness it." That might be a bit of an obstacle...
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)