The Guardian reports that head of BBC drama commissioning Jane Tranter has said existing shows such as Doctor Who will not face budget cuts in the wake of widespread BBC cutbacks.
Tranter is quoted as saying “I’m not going to cut from shows already in existence. We’re going to have to be more creative than salami-slicing through what we’ve already got,”
“We will still provide the audience with the big, extravagant-looking pieces. We will not just be making lots of drama that looks cheap.”
The comments come after BBC Director-General Mark Thompson ordered all departments to make savings of 15% over the three years to 2008.
Link: The Guardian