Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has slammed the BBC for the way it deals with the classic sci-fi series.
The Scottish actor is fed up with the changes in running times – and has hit out at the Beeb for not being more consistent.
Speaking to Newsweek, Capaldi said, “It does frustrate me. If you’re going to have a family show, I think you have to build up a little ritual around it, and that ritual usually starts with having it on at the same time [every week]. Even I didn’t know what time it was on because it got later and later and later.
“Undoubtedly the BBC is an incredible organization, but… sometimes people there think that’s looking after itself. And it’s not being looked after. I think maybe their eye was taken off the ball, or the show was seen as a thing they could just push around. It’s not. It’s a special thing.”
Capaldi, who was cast as the Doctor in 2013, has also admitted he’s not sure if he’ll continue with the series when Steven Moffat’s era in charge, which is still a couple of years away, comes to an end.
“I don’t know yet,” says the Glaswegian of his future. “It’s such a long time until we get to that point. I love doing Doctor Who. Obviously things are going to change with it and I might want to carry on and see what that’s like—or I might not. It’s a very difficult decision to make, as Steven says, when it’s time to say goodbye. I’ve not made that decision yet.”
Doctor Who is not due back on our screens until the Christmas special on Christmas Day 2016.