The BBC and Steven Moffat argue over Doctor Who scheduling excuses

BBC One controller claims Sherlock is taking up the Who chief’s time

Earlier today BBC One controller Danny Cohen blamed the splitting of one season of Doctor Who across 2012 and 2013 as being entirely down to showrunner Steven Moffat and his commitments to Sherlock, saying, “He needs enough time to get that done and then start work on the next series of Doctor Who.

“There’s only so many hours a day he can be awake.┬áThe man has to sleep and eat, and he’s got a family.┬áSteven Moffat is the creative driving force behind Doctor Who. He also, rather magically at the same time, created and got to air Sherlock. So we have to get that balance right.”

Moffat wasted no time in setting things straight, saying on Twitter, “The scheduling of Doctor Who has got NOTHING to with Sherlock. On the plus side THE BBC SPELLED MY NAME RIGHT!”

As with every other story relating to the Doctor Who scheduling or decreasing budget, the more we hear, the less we seem to know.