Promotion for BBC1 Controller, and possible week off?

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by diankra, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

    Jun 22, 2005
    The BBC1 Controller, Danny Cohen, has been promoted to Director of Television. That means a new controller, but also could have a (positive) impact on Who, if the rumours that Cohen was unhappy about Cardiff's inability to produce a reliable 13 episode run, and that he'd support transferring it to another department that could (like Worldwide) have any truth in them.
    And... a Labour MP whose constituency team is playing in the FA Cup Final on May 11th has been complaining about the late, 5.30pm, kick-off, as it means his constituents will have trouble getting home by rail after the match.
    The problem for us is that that's the day Nightmare in Silver ought to go out. 5.30 + 90 minutes of play + half time + presentations and inane post-match natter from the commentators adds up to about 7.45, without extra time. That's a bit late for Who... I wouldn't be surprised to find it gets knocked back a week. :-(
  2. Judge Death

    Judge Death Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    So does that mean Cohen now has more chance of getting Who switched to another production arm?

    The FA cup is on ITV this year I believe so this shouldn't impact Who (well maybe in the ratings)