Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat Calls The BBC “Stupid” For Cancelling The Series In The 80s

I certainly agree. Though at this time in Doctor Whodom, the stories were really beginning to degenerate.

I also cannot say that Steven Moffat is the one who brought it back. I fee that we have lost sight of the importance of Russel T. Davies.

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With the long awaited anniversary episode only days away, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has criticised the decision of the BBC to cancel the show in the 1980’s.  In an interview with British magazine Radio Times Moffat said that although the show is celebrating being around for 50 years that is not strictly accurate. “Doctor Who hasn’t been on for 50 years – owing to the outright stupidity and unforgivable blindness of the BBC (sorry guys, it needs to be said) there was a 16 year gap.”

The man who made the decision to cancel the show back in 1989 has stood by the decision he made and said that show had become “ghastly” and “pathetic” back.  Lord Grade has however complemented Moffat and previous executive producer Russell T. Davies for reinventing the show and making it the worldwide success it is today.  In a new…

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About Julian Munds

I possess a degree in Theatre and Drama from the University of Toronto. I own my own theatre company called Snobbish Theatre. We focus our work on new versions of classics.

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