Who's Staying On The Telly?

By Mark
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In a recent interview in SFX with Russell T Davies, Russell said that there a twenty year plan for Doctor Who and the unique transmission plan will keep the show going for years and years. So all in all I think it's pretty safe to say that the future for Doctor Who is looking bright. Here is an excerpt from the interview;

"Doctor Who is now one of the BBC's biggest flagship shows and this sort of pattern will guarantee it being on air for twenty years. It's no good looking at that American pattern of making seven years if you're lucky - that's just not going to work. Who wants it to die after seven years? It's much bigger than that. It needs looking after, in the sense that it needs pauses, it needs its legend revamping every so often. If you build these pauses in now and say this will always happen, that's part of the plan now - it's literally a twenty year plan, which can't be guaranteed, because different people will be in charge in years to come - but if you present them with something rock solid, that is working, and has a unique transmission pattern that shouldn't be interfered with, then it will stay."

This is great news and hopefully Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures will still be on our screens in years to come too. You can read the full interview with Russell T Davies in the next issue of SFX, issue 168, which is released tomorrow.
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  1. Bad Wolf 11 March 2008 at 17:43
    nice good to see that doctor who should be staying aswell as torchwood maybe

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