It’s been confirmed that Piers Wenger, currently one of Doctor Who’s three
executive producers, is leaving the BBC.
Piers succeeded Julie Gardner as Head of Drama for BBC Wales and shortly
after became executive producer of Doctor Who, taking an active role in the
casting of Matt Smith as the Doctor. He also served as executive producer on Doctor Who: The Adventure Games and
Doctor Who Confidential. Away from the TARDIS he worked on Ashes to Ashes,
Christopher and His Kind and the relaunch of Upstairs Downstairs.
In March 2010 Piers stepped down as Head of Drama but remained at BBC Wales
where he continued as creative leader for a number of key shows, including the
award-winning Eric and Ernie.
He commented, ‘It is with great sadness that I say goodbye to Doctor Who and
BBC Drama, and all of the extraordinary people who I have worked with there.’
Piers is leaving the BBC to join Film4 and everyone in the Doctor Who team would
like to wish him the very best of luck in his new role.