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Fancy Working on Doctor Who Over the Summer?

If given a chance to go behind-the-scenes on BBC flagstones like Doctor Who, most people would bite your hand off. That’s what BBC Studios are offering to people who want to work in television, but don’t know how to proceed.
This is a 7-week training course which takes place in Cardiff, South Wales, as those chosen will be taken behind the cameras on Doctor Who. As Series 11 is scheduled to finish shooting soon, this likely will encompass the tail-end of filming, and largely focus on post-production work. But that’s pure supposition. What we do know is that this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
But you don’t have long to apply: the closing date is Wednesday 6th June 2018. To find out further details, email
If you’re looking for something a bit different, however, there are three slots needing to be filled on the Doctor Who Digital team – namely, as Assistant Producer, Senior Content Producer, and Content Producer. Needless to say, this is less of an entry level thing; these jobs are more suited for those experienced with software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro. The Network Digital Drama team is charged with the digital branding of shows like Luther, Poldark, and Happy Valley; however, these specific roles, similarly based in Cardiff, are specifically for Doctor Who, and last 3 months. The BBC describes this team:

“The team is based in BBC Wales in Cardiff and works very closely with BBC Studios, BBC One and social teams across the BBC and with independent drama production companies. The team produces a diverse range of content including behind-the-scenes and scripted video content, animated graphics, social media campaigns and innovation projects such as games, bots, augmented and virtual reality projects. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team producing award-winning digital content for a high-profile global drama brand.”

Again, the closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th June 2018.
Good luck to all who apply!

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Fancy Working on Doctor Who Over the Summer?

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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