It never really seemed that Caroline Skinner was the most enthusiastic addition to the crews behind the scenes of “Doctor Who,” but that might also be because she is not always the most forthcoming with her emotions.
Unfortunately, however, Skinner’s time as an executive producer on the series was a short one, as she has decided to move on to the BBC Drama Production department in London.
“It has been an honor to have been part of ‘Doctor Who,’ and a privilege to have worked with Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on this extraordinary show,” Skinner said in a statement. “I have hugely enjoyed my time in BBC Wales.”
Skinner thanked Faith Penhale, who will replace her as executive producer at least for the upcoming 50th anniversary special, as well as the entire production team behind the show.
“I will miss them enormously, but I’m leaving ‘Doctor Who’ in fine form, with the new [season] starting at Easter and the fantastic plans for the 50th anniversary already underway.”
Skinner joined “Doctor Who” in 2011 for the Christmas special “The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe,” and will be a part of 15 episodes overall, ending with this current season before the special. She was a part of the transition from popular companions Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill to new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman.
Before joining “Doctor Who,” Skinner worked primarily as a script editor on shows like “William and Mary,” “Bleak House” and “House of Saddam.” She also was a producer of the British horror series “The Fades.”
Penhale, the current head of drama at BBC Wales, will take over for Skinner, working alongside Moffat. A replacement will likely be named by summer just as pre-production for the next season of “Doctor Who” gets under way.
“Doctor Who” returns March 30 on BBC and BBC America.