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Doctor Who Boss Not Worried By Budget Squeeze by Tim Masters, Entertainment Correspondent, BBC News
Review by Charles Mohapel
BBC News News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM100325DWBNWB
Date: 25 March 2010

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Not surprisingly the current state of economics is forcing BBC Wales to cut back on Doctor Who, but incoming new boss Steven Moffat isn't showing signs of panic. It wouldn't be the first time that the show has operated on a tight budget and everyone will have to rely on brainpower instead of raw computing power to make the show work.

(Image: Matt Smith's new Doctor makes his debut on Easter Saturday)

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has said that the current financial climate has forced the sci-fi show's production team to be creative.

"There will never be enough money to make Doctor Who," Moffat said.

"We could spend Avatar's budget and still ask for more, because it's a show that's set in every point in history and every place in the universe."

The series returns on 3 April with a new creative team led by Moffat, and a new Doctor, played by Matt Smith.

Moffat told the BBC he did not consider the budget when writing episodes.

"What we think is what we need to achieve, and how we're to achieve it, given whatever financial circumstance we're in," he said.

"A lot of the most iconic things about Doctor Who are a direct consequence of financial shortcomings."

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