Planet Gallifrey: Julie Gardner hits USA

Wednesday, November 12

Julie Gardner hits USA

The Gardian has an article covering Julie Gardner's plans to possibly move to LA.. although this is unconfirmed so I have no idea whats going on :)

US move on the cards for BBC's Julie Gardner

The outgoing BBC Wales head of drama, Julie Gardner, who oversees shows including Doctor Who and Merlin, is set to join her current boss Jane Tranter in the US. understands the Gardner is being lined up for a job with Tranter, the outgoing BBC Fiction controller, when she moves to Los Angeles on Boxing Day to head up BBC Worldwide's west coast drama and entertainment production operation.

Sources have said that Gardner is expected to joi
n Tranter in LA in late 2009 after she has finished work on her remaining BBC Wales commitments, with one insider saying she was being lined up either as Tranter's deputy or her head of production.
Gardner, who co-executive produces Doctor Who, announced in December last year that she would stand down from her role at BBC Wales in January.

There has been speculation that at least two of the Doctor Who specials could be filmed in the US, with Gardner going out to oversee them with a permanent move to LA soon after.

At the time of Gardner's announcement of her departure in December last year, Tranter described her as "one of the most impressive television executives in the UK".

"Her success over the past four years in BBC Wales drama has been unparalleled and her work on Doctor Who has earned her a place in TV history," she said.

A BBC spokesman said: "Julie has not announced any plans to move."

Read the full article here


Doctor who fan said...

Oh dear Julie gardner is leaving doctor who at end of 2009 so it RTD murray gold and David tennant.

Doctor who fan said...

Did anyone watch merlin I did.

another note is when steven moffat is new showrunner I think he must bring classic monsters or classic villains back to doctor who and he will bring new Monsters and new villains so it the daleks with davros cybermen the master with toclafane sontarans the meddling monk sea devils with silurians macra robot clowns and werewovles.

Doctor who fan said...

I forgot to put Omega in new series doctor who.

Murray gold RTD juile gardner and david tennant are leaving dr who at end of Next year TOGETHER.

Anonymous said...

murray gold is staying