Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Caroline Skinner, Executive Producer of Doctor Who has announced today (March 13) that she is leaving the show for a new position in London.

With the second half of series 7 just two weeks away and production of the 50th anniversary special around the corner, Skinner has left her position with immediate effect.

Faith Penhale, BBC Wales' Head of Drama who will be taking over the role said:

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline for her contribution to Doctor Who since taking on the role in 2011, on behalf of both the BBC and the show. She leaves the show in good shape  there's a brilliant series starting on Easter Saturday that will see the official arrival of the Doctor's new companion! And the 50th Anniversary plans are on track to deliver audiences an unmissable event! I wish her all the very best for the future."

Skinner provided her own statement on the news:

"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."

We wish her the best of luck in London.

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