Doctor Who’s executive producer since 2011, Caroline Skinner, known for producing BBC Three’s The Fades has today announced she’s leaving to peruse a job with a new BBC show based in London. The official BBC Twitter account tweeted today, announcing the departure. The tweet reads as follows;
Executive producer Caroline Skinner is leaving #DoctorWho to join BBC Drama Production in London
Skinner has worked alongside Steven Moffat, current head writer and show runner since Series 6 of Doctor Who. She is confirmed to produce the remaining 8 new episode of Doctor Who that will air on March 30th 2013. Her successor has yet to be announced but is likely to be another associate of the BBC.
In a chat to the Doctor Who team, Caroline said the following:
“It has been an honour to have been a part of Doctor Who, and a privilege to have worked with Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on this extraordinary show. I have hugely enjoyed my time in BBC Wales and would like to thank Faith Penhale, and our wonderful production team for their unending commitment and brilliance. I will miss them all enormously, but I’m leaving Doctor Who in fine form, with the new series starting at Easter and the fantastic plans for the 50th Anniversary already underway. I am delighted to be now returning to BBC Drama Production in London as an executive producer, and the new opportunities and projects that will bring.”
BBC Wales’ Head of Drama, Faith Penhale, will be undertaking the role of executive producer on the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, alongside show runner, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.
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