Doctor Who producer Caroline Skinner steps down

New Doctor Who executive producer will be Faith Penhale, replacing Caroline Skinner

Caroline Skinner joined Doctor Who for the 2011 Christmas Special
Caroline Skinner joined Doctor Who for the 2011 Christmas Special

Caroline Skinner has resigned from her role of executive producer of Doctor Who.

In a statement released on the BBC Media Centre, Skinner said that “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 (formerly Head of Drama BBC Wales) will take over from Skinner with immediate effect, and stated that “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.”

You can buy Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1 on Blu-ray for £15.25 at Amazon.co.uk.