Private Eye On BBC, Doctor Who And Steven Moffat

In many ways, fortnightly British magazine Private Eye is the spiritual inspiration for Bleeding Cool. And now that they have started covering Doctor Who, it’s even better. Bleeding Cool has reported on previous articles that have had a tendency to be contradicted by the BBC, and then mostly come true…

The Eye gives some context to last week’s news about a David Yates directed Doctor Who movie under the auspices of Jane Tranter at BBC Worldwide, and that this news…

“was the first showrunner Steven Moffat had heard that negotiations had reached such a stage. A sticking point in Moffat’s negotiations over his hiring as Who supremo back in 2008 had been his concern about a mooted movie overshadowing his work on the TV series. So failing to give him any advance warning — not least because Yates spoke of the need for “quite a radical transformation” which would “start from scratch” — was, at the least, tactless. But then since very senior people at the BBC openly describe Motfat as “a problem”, this may have been the idea.”

Which may also give some context to this response from Steven Moffat at the time