The following statement has been provided by Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three.
“Doctor Who Confidential has been an important show in helping bring Doctor Who back to the nation.
“Programme commissioning is an often complicated, drawn out process involving discussions at various levels between channel controllers, commissioners and the programme-makers themselves. Details of such discussions are commercially sensitive so I cannot go into detail about the full decision-making process but can say BBC Three is prioritising unique original programming in prime time over extension shows in pre-watershed.”
Please regard this as a response at stage two of the BBC's complaints process.