Doctor Who new executive producer is Brian Minchin

Being Human’s Brian Minchin replaces Caroline Skinner as Doctor Who executive producer

Matt Smith as The Doctor in Doctor Who Series 7, 'The Crimson Horror'
Matt Smith as The Doctor in Doctor Who Series 7, ‘The Crimson Horror’

Following the departure of Doctor Who executive producer Caroline Skinner in March, a replacement has finally been found in the form of former Doctor Who and Torchwood script editor and The Sarah Jane Adventures and Being Human producer Brian Minchin.

“I’m thrilled and excited to be joining Steven Moffat on a show that has meant so much to me over the years,” said Minchin.

“I’ve watched in awe as Steven has taken Doctor Who to wild and imaginative places and I can’t wait to get started on many more adventures with the Doctor.”

Showrunner Steven Moffat added, “When I first took over Doctor Who, Brian was there as script editor, and in the most difficult time of a new Doctor and a new era, was completely brilliant.

“We lost him to producing The Sarah Jane Adventures at the end of our first run. Rising talent keeps rising is how I comforted myself back then, but now I am beyond happy that Brian has risen all the way back to Doctor Who in his new role of executive producer. I look forward to getting hopelessly lost in space and time with him.”

Doctor Who is airing now on BBC One. Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 will be available to own 20 May 2013. Pre-order it on Blu-ray for £21.50 or on DVD for £17.75 from Amazon.co.uk.