BBC Cancels Doctor Who Confidential
The Guardian reports this morning that the BBC has decided to cancel its BBC3 spin-off show Doctor Who Confidential as part of a series of ongoing budget cuts.
Confidential has been running on BBC3 since 2005 and offers fans of the Doctor Who series behind the scenes footage, as well as cast and crew interviews.
Speaking to the Media at the Edinburgh International Television Festival recently, BBC controller Zai Bennett said “It’s about focusing my budget on 9pm and 10pm; those are the time slots that count. Budgets are tight, so we have to be sensible with the money we have.”
A spokesperson for the BBC said: “The Doctor Who spin-off series, Doctor Who Confidential, has been a great show for BBC3 over the years, but our priority now is to build on original British commissions, unique to the channel.”