It is unfortunate news to many, that the long-running and hugely popular daytime TV drama BBC Doctors has not been renewed by the BBC after 23 years. On 18th October the BBC has confirmed Doctors will not be renewed for 2024, citing “super inflation in drama production”.
With over 4,500 episodes shot and produced to date, and Transmission TX are immensely proud to be a part of this long running drama, providing Crew, Equipment and Vehicles for every season since it started in 2000.
We have always seen BBC Doctors as a proving ground for hopeful Technical crew (Camera, Sound and Electricians amongst others) as well as many other departments, to ‘cut their teeth’, giving them a chance to work on a television set, whilst learning the ropes and getting vital experience for future roles on other productions in their careers.
Shadowing also allowed many an eager trainee to experience the thrill and drama of being part of a technical crew while learning essential skills and set etiquette.
Understandably, this has raised a number of queries and concern from many people and sectors in the Midlands, and how axing BBC Doctors will affect the jobs and livelihoods of many in and around the Drama Village at Selly Oak in Birmingham.
You can read the BBC press release statement here: https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/statements/doctors
There have been a number of petitions setup, the most popular currently setup by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain who have vocally criticised this decision. You can show your support and try to save the show by signing one of these petitions, the most active currently being the one set up by the WGGB:
You can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/stop-doctors-from-being-cancelled
Read the Writer’s Guild statement here: https://writersguild.org.uk/wggb_campaigns/save-bbc-doctors/
Read the article from the BBC regarding Doctors here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-67133791
As well as decades of experience in the TV and Film industry. TX have a number of Drama Units for hire (Single and Double Cameras), Camera/Sound and Lighting vehicles and experienced crew.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist your next project, and help continue giving opportunities to the highly-skilled crews, based in the Midlands.
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