Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016"

Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016"

Postby Mike Nuttall » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:47 pm

I hope this isn't true.

Not long now till the return of Doctor Who, which arrives back on screens for the ninth series of its latest incarnation on 19 September.

Fan should make as much as they can of this 12-part run, as BBC staff have recently been informed that showrunner Steven Moffat’s commitments to his other hit show Sherlock mean that there will be no full series of Doctor Who in 2016.
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby Tobias Vaughan » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:36 pm

if it is Moffatt should be moved on once this season is tied up.
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby The Krynoid Man » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:51 pm

Any evidence for this?
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby Bowtiesarecool » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:56 pm

From the Omni-rumour thread.

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Miss Cathcart wrote:And your source for all this is? Nice to see Fordtimelord is swallowing rumours for a change.


The "no Who in 2016" is from the latest issue of Private Eye magazine who have an OK track record at revealing this sort of thing. The rest is from someone over at Digital Spy, who posted the same info well before Private Eye revealed it (on 17th July 2015). See this thread:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2096622
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby The Krynoid Man » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:28 pm

I think if Moffat is having trouble running two successful programs at the same time programs, he should just focus on one and let someone else run the other.
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby The Nimon » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:46 pm

A) I'll pay some attention when offical word comes from the BBC
B) 'no full series' could mean anything, so when we know i'll give a reaction.
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby Bored of Canada » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:51 pm

Steven Moffat becomes more and more like JNT as each new day passes.

Can't you all see? There can be no Doctor Who without Steven Moffat. He has BECOME Doctor Who. All hail The Mighty Whomoff. May his reign never end.
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby Heccypoo » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:35 pm

I think Joss Wheedon has is available... ;)
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby The Krynoid Man » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:53 pm

Heccypoo wrote:I think Joss Wheedon has is available... ;)


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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby FordTimelord » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:09 pm

Quote from someone else over at Digital Spy.

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The whole Series 10 fiasco has been waiting to blow for a few weeks. The story about the DW/Sherlock clash is true - it was originally flagged with the BBC's outgoing head of drama Ben Stephenson, who signed off on resting DW for a year. Unfortunately (for viewers), he didn't clear that with anyone else, so Danny Cohen, Charlotte Moore and BBC Worldwide are now freaking out about it - no DW means gaps in the BBC One schedule plus also a blow to Worldwide's profits.
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby bobmcpherson » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:12 pm

It may be time to give the show a rest..................
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby iank » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:55 pm

I take it all back. There is a God. :D
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby LizR » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:57 am

With the Xmas episode, "Sherlock" will get into double figures - the 10th episode, after a mere 5 years. I can see how that would put a huge strain on Mr Moffat's commitment to "Dr Who".
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby Heccypoo » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:39 am

Between 1984 and 1994, Jeremy Brett and co did over 40 episodes of Sherlock Holmes...

Is that going at a faster pace than Moffat and Gutiss?.... 8-)
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby FordTimelord » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:12 am

The reason why Sherlock is bumping Doctor Who from 2016 is that the avaibility of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has changed, meaning they need to film Sherlock next year.

It's also been suggested elsewhere, that if the BBC were to give Moffat the heave-ho from Doctor Who, then Hartswood Films (run by Moffat's wife (Sue Vertue) and mother-in-law (Beryl Vertue)) could take Sherlock to another broadcaster. ITV has been mentioned.
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby Miss Cathcart » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:17 am

FordTimelord wrote:
Miss Cathcart wrote:And your source for all this is? Nice to see Fordtimelord is swallowing rumours for a change.


The "no Who in 2016" is from the latest issue of Private Eye magazine who have an OK track record at revealing this sort of thing. The rest is from someone over at Digital Spy, who posted the same info well before Private Eye revealed it (on 17th July 2015). See this thread:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2096622


OK. Point accepted. Now if only Private Eye would announce that 97 missing episodes of Doctor Who have been found.
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Re: Ongoing Omni-Rumour Discussion Part 2

Postby mr borusa » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:22 am

Miss Cathcart wrote:
FordTimelord wrote:
Miss Cathcart wrote:And your source for all this is? Nice to see Fordtimelord is swallowing rumours for a change.


The "no Who in 2016" is from the latest issue of Private Eye magazine who have an OK track record at revealing this sort of thing. The rest is from someone over at Digital Spy, who posted the same info well before Private Eye revealed it (on 17th July 2015). See this thread:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2096622


OK. Point accepted. Now if only Private Eye would announce that 97 missing episodes of Doctor Who have been found.


Series 10 has already been confirmed by the BBC so the info might not be that reliable.
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby LizR » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:40 am

Maybe they should let Mr Mathieson take over as showrunner (just temporarily, of course).
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Re: Private Eye claims "No full series of Doctor Who in 2016

Postby LizR » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:43 am

Mike Nuttall wrote:I hope this isn't true.

Not long now till the return of Doctor Who, which arrives back on screens for the ninth series of its latest incarnation on 19 September.

Fan should make as much as they can of this 12-part run, as BBC staff have recently been informed that showrunner Steven Moffat’s commitments to his other hit show Sherlock mean that there will be no full series of Doctor Who in 2016.

Of course it's true, it's in "Private Eye" :whistle2:
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