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No full Doctor Who Series for 2012 – update

No full 2012 Doctor Who series

From Steven Moffat via twitter…

Dr Who: misquotes and misunderstandings. But I’m not being bounced into announcing the cool stuff before we’re ready. Hush, and patience.

lizo_mzimba said via his twitter feed that “There will not be a full series of Dr Who in 2012! BBC confirms that BBC One Controller said this earlier today”

The news was originally revealed by Wayne Clarke who was at a conference where Danny Cohen was speaking.

This may mean that although 14 new episodes are to be made, they may be spread over 2 years. This may be nothing more than a build up to 2013, the shows 50th anniversary.

He also said: “Worth repeating, BBC says Danny Cohen’s comment that Steven Moffat needed time for Sherlock hence shorter DW run wasn’t meant to be serious.”

later adding “Bit of confusion, to summarise: no FULL 13 episode series of Dr Who in 2012. So some episodes will still go out in 2012. Remainder in 2013.”



  • Anonymous

    April 27th, 2012 - 9:35am

    if steven moffat wants yo focus on sherlock thats fine because i am a big fan of that too. however, if that is the case then he needs to step down as head writer of Doctor Who. honestly his writing has been doing down since he began over-using perception filters in series 5. He should not let DW rot just because in his mind sherlock takes priority, thats not the case with the fans and i imagine its not the case with the rest of the DW production team


    November 22nd, 2011 - 12:36am

    No Full Season?

  • king of whoniverse

    October 2nd, 2011 - 10:18am

    whats the point in that?!

  • sheepinafez

    October 2nd, 2011 - 10:04am

    seriously moffat just leave…

    • peter

      October 3rd, 2011 - 5:05pm

      i went for months with out finding a site like this now there allover the place every one hates moffat

  • Anonymous

    September 22nd, 2011 - 3:48pm

    have my commet booboo?

  • The 14th Doctor

    August 23rd, 2011 - 11:05pm

    Steven Moffat is getting to proud of himself. That’s the problem. He is forgetting that Doctor Who is essentially a kids show. His stories are designed for Sci-Fi geeks like us, not families. Families are who Doctor Who should be aimed at. I’ve heard Moffat use the excuse “My children can always understand this” or “My kids know what’s been going on”. Well his kids don’t exemplify the entire world. He needs to realise that the child viewers are getting fed up. The kids aren’t like us fans. When they get bored they switch off. Simple as. Same with parents. Me thinks Doctor Who needs a new lead writer, and fast.

    • Eliza

      August 30th, 2011 - 5:02pm

      There have never been better scripts, more complicated and intriguing plots, or fascinating characters than in Moffat’s episodes. It was never designed as a kid’s show. . And obviously you don’t have any kids, because I know plenty of fans under the age of ten with whom I’ve carried out deep discussions about the current series. As for getting bored – the series has never been more interesting. And I think the awards Moffat’s getting from his incredible writing outweighs anything you’ve got to say.

    • K9

      September 21st, 2011 - 3:58am

      In reply to this, I’m thirteen, and i think the show is pure brilliance. Nearly all of my friends watch it, and we almost always understand the storylines. And if we don’t fully, the fun in it’s is returning to school next day and spending the entirety of recess having heated arguments about the plot. When Moffat took over from Russel T Davis, i was a bit worried, because the combination of David Tennant and Davis was really extraordinary. But i think that’s just what comes with having a new doctor, let alone a new writer. In fact, i think his stories are some of the best, but his monsters..are terrible. Some of the concepts of them are great (and terrifying) but sometmes the execution of the special effects…it really lets them down (i.e. The parrot thing in the Van gogh episode, and the eyeball in the first matt smitth one ) . I guess that may not be him at fault though. The one thing i HATE which he’s done is the daleks! For god’s sakes, he’s turned them into teletubbies!

    • peter

      October 2nd, 2011 - 9:46am

      good boy

    • dalek galt

      October 2nd, 2011 - 9:48am

      im 10 and i never get bored of dr who

  • TheWho

    August 21st, 2011 - 5:03pm

    He’s a tyrant like the Master.

  • biggest dr who fan

    August 21st, 2011 - 10:16am

    Dont worry
    Ive heard that we will get 13 eps next yr
    Only transmission time of yr will vary moffat said

  • The Silent

    August 9th, 2011 - 4:04pm

    Has this been confirmed?

  • Anonymous

    July 18th, 2011 - 11:40pm

    I’ll say Mark Gatiss might join the show as head writer as long as he doesn’t screw up, because Davies and Moffatt both made the show too campy which is pretty disgusting and the new aliens are not that great either and that’s why the two of them both ruined the Dr Who after all we originally knew the original classic series the best so they need to find a better 12th or 13th Doctor Who who is the most serious and better of all the current doctors we had now should cast David Schwimmer instead and why not?

    • Intergalactic

      August 10th, 2011 - 10:01am

      I wonder why you are anonymous.

    • The 14th Doctor

      August 23rd, 2011 - 11:31am

      Mark Gatiss would totally ruin it! Victory of The Daleks was rushed and lacked any sort of plot, The Idiots Lantern was exceptionally average,and The Unquiet Dead was boring. You want this man to be the head writer???

  • Chris

    July 10th, 2011 - 1:48am

    SPLITTERS!!!!! Bring back RTD! Or bring Mark Gatiss to run the series. It could cost another Doctor to regenerate. Matt Smith’s Doctor has not fully regenerated in my opinion. All that troughing about bow ties, fezzes, stetsons, jammie dodgers, etc. He needs to be snapped out of it and regenerated properly like Peter Davison in Castrovalva, and David Tennnant in his pyjamas.

    • peter

      October 2nd, 2011 - 9:49am

      i like matt smith hess my 3rd fav doc i don like mofat

  • Intergalactic

    July 1st, 2011 - 2:43pm

    Oh, booboo, have you forgot Series 6 on ‘Doctor Who, on this day…’?

  • Intergalactic

    July 1st, 2011 - 2:42pm

    I hope they’re specials, not ordinary 45-minute episodes, because that would be outrageous, since there are only about five episodes next year.

    • The Doctor

      July 1st, 2011 - 3:11pm

      It a joke! I don’t know why they don’t just do a full series!

  • Intergalactic

    June 30th, 2011 - 5:07pm

    Although, reading more about this “crisis”, it’s not too bad. It’s just like in 2009, and it will probably be exactly the same as that.

  • Intergalactic

    June 30th, 2011 - 4:51pm

    Steven Moffat’s gone a bit to far. If only Russell was back.

  • Intergalactic

    June 30th, 2011 - 4:50pm

    Who cares about Sherlock?! Doctor Who is far better than that silly programme!

    • Seb

      July 5th, 2011 - 3:49pm

      I think Sherlock’s a good show, not quite the same as Doctor Who, but the Holmes character is a kind of darker, less compassionate kind of Doctor himself. Still, I don’t see why Doctor Who should be postponed for it.

    • Intergalactic

      August 10th, 2011 - 10:02am


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