Exec Producer Caro Skinner Leaving Doctor Who

The BBC has announced that Doctor Who executive producer Caroline “Caro” Skinner is leaving the show with the completion of the next block of “blockbuster” episodes. BBC Wales’ Head of Drama, Faith Penhale, will be undertaking the role of executive producer on the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, alongside show runner, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Skinner, who joined the show with Matt Smith’s Christmas episode “The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe”, says, “It has been an honour to have been a part of Doctor Who, and a privilege to have worked with Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on this extraordinary show.  I have hugely enjoyed my time in BBC Wales and would like to thank Faith Penhale, and our wonderful production team for their unending commitment and brilliance.  I will miss them all enormously, but I’m leaving Doctor Who in fine form, with the new series starting at Easter and the fantastic plans for the 50th Anniversary already underway.  I am delighted to be now returning to BBC Drama Production in London as an executive producer, and the new opportunities and projects that will bring.”

Faith Penhale, Head of Drama BBC Wales adds: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline for her contribution to Doctor Who since taking on the role in 2011, on behalf of both the BBC and the show. She leaves the show in good shape – there’s a brilliant new series starting on Easter Saturday that will see the official arrival of the Doctor’s new companion! And the 50th Anniversary plans are on track to deliver audiences an unmissable event! I wish her all the very best for the future.”

Skinner will continue working on BBC Two’s one-off drama An Adventure In Space And Time which forms part of the BBC’s celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary.

We’ll miss her if, for no other reason, she was always great fun to interview.

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