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No full series of Doctor Who in 2016?

August 13th, 2015 by Paddy Comments

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Doctor Who is a show that has as much drama behind the camera as in front of it. That isn’t going to change anytime soon if Private Eye magazine is to believed.

Now we know the Doctor is coming back next year (here) but Private Eye is reporting that BBC staff have been informed there will be no full series of Doctor Who in 2016 because of showrunner Steven Moffat’s commitment to Sherlock, which is back next year.

Needless to say, fans of the show haven’t taken this rumour well. Now another rumour has emerged, with even bigger revelations for the show if true. Two separate posters on Reddit have said that BBC staff have now been informed that a press conference is taking place at noon on Friday regarding the future of Doctor Who.

This has led to speculation that Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner and handing the reins to either Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) or Toby Whithouse (Being Human) – although Whithouse has denied any such talks have taken place.

Of course this could all be utter nonsense but, quite fittingly for the show’s subject matter, time will tell.

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Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...