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BBC Three Controller On Doctor Who Confidential Axe

BBC Three controller, Zai Bennett has defended his decision to axe Doctor Who Confidential, the show which went behind the scenes of Doctor Who.

Zai blamed the axe on BBC cuts, suggesting that the show had come to the end of its natural run.

Doctor Who Confidential had run for six series,” he argued. “It was a show about a show. There wasn’t much more to say about how they make Doctor Who.”

He added: “We are pulling back from pre-watershed TV because of BBC cuts – I’ve got to make every pound count.”

He explained that his aim as BBC Three controller is to focus on ‘unique programmes’: “I don’t want to make loads of extension shows, a la ITV2,” he said.