Doctor Who Confidential Cancelled

Hold on, now, don’t get too excited – that’s Doctor Who Confidential, the BBC3 behind the scenes thingy, not actual Doctor Who we’re talking about, but it’s still not a Good Thing at all.

While sometimes it struggles a bit to fit in 45 minutes of relevant background on the associated episode, I’d rather see it trimmed down to 30 minutes, or even less, than removed altogether. But the BBC needs to make cuts, and the BBC Controller wants to focus the budget on other time slots.

As with the soundly defeated plan to remove 6Music, the internet is rising up in revolt against this latest bit of badness. There’s a petition, which has picked up a couple of thousand names in not much over an hour, and lots of muttering and such on all the usual places like Twitter and Farcebook.


Guardian report