Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Doctor Who Series 5 Producers Announced
With the Doctor Who 2009 specials still not completed, BBC Wales have announced the production team for Doctor Who series 5!
Tracie Simpson (Producer, Doctor Who Planet Of The Dead) and Peter Bennett (Producer, Torchwood Children Of Earth) will be Producing.
Beth Willis, Producer of Ashes To Ashes, will join new Lead Writer Steven Moffat and Piers Wenger as an Executive Producer. She will work closely with Bennett and Simpson - both veterans of BBC1 drama - on the day-to-day running of the new series as part of her executive role. She will combine her role on Doctor Who with work across a range of other BBC Wales dramas.
The appointment of the new team marks the start of a new chapter in the life of the series, pre-production begins in May with shooting to get underway later in the summer in and around the Cardiff area!
Doctor Who Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat said Beth and Tracie and Pete aren't the A Team, they're the people the A Team call. Tracie and Pete are the backstage stars of Doctor Who and having them on board as producers isn't just the best possible news for Matt Smith's first series, it's a massive relief. And Beth Willis, fresh from the brilliant Ashes To Ashes, is joining Piers and I as an executive so finally there'll be someone to wear the trousers.