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Steven Moffat Defends Doctor Who’s Budget

Executive producer of Doctor Who, Steven Moffat has defended the BBC’s budget for the show, and has said that he has no complaints.

Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, he admitted that he would never turn down “more money” but insisted that the current budget is ample.

“The schedule and the pressure of trying to do Doctor Who on any budget – including Avatar’s – is horrific,” he said. “I am never, ever going to say I’ve got enough [money] – that’s like asking, ‘Would you like to be more happy?'”

He explained: “Doctor Who is incredibly well looked after by the BBC – they are incredibly aware of its crown jewel status, that it’s not merely a show that’s successful now.

“I truly believe it could be a show that outlives everybody in this room. It could carry on that long, so it doesn’t just make money now – it’ll make money forever.”

He concluded that he has ‘no complaints’ over the money set aside for one of the BBC’s biggest shows.

“Of course I’d like more money, [just as I’d like] to be happier, thinner and more handsome!” he said.