Mind the gap

The BBC announced today (link) that after the 2008 Season, Doctor Who in 2009 will be broadcast as three specials only, with another Season following in 2010.

Hmmm… planetzogblog is philosophical about this.

Classic Who was on our screens for twenty-six continuous years.  This now seems extraordinary. In this day and age, programmes similar to Nu-Who would be seen as having a very long run if they continued for just five years – with the possible risk of a public perception of the show becoming stale.

Is this a strategy from the BBC to keep Doctor Who fresh and on our screens for as long as possible – “resting” the programme every five years or so?

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