Having been at the BBC since 2000, I joined the team in BBC Cymru Wales in January 2006 to work with the team that was responsible for the Brand of the show, which was about to enter its second series.
My job (which had various titles over the years – the most straightforward being, Brand Manager – was to look after all additional activity around the series and also act as the link between Production and BBC Worldwide (now BBC Studios).
As well as being the main point of contact for Marketing, PR and Photography on the show, I was across all of the commercial activity including Publishing, Licensing, Digital, Sales and Events. There is almost nothing which had the Doctor Who name on it between 2006 and 2017 which I wasn’t involved in to some degree.
It was a fantastic job which has left me extremely experienced in how to manage a major TV and film franchise. My particular areas of mention are the work with the BBC Proms / Symphonic Spectacular events, the range of Doctor Who novels (factual and fiction), the portfolio of photography on the show and my dealing with the talent, both on an off screen.
My position came to an end when BBC and BBC Worldwide merged to create BBC Studios and I chose to leave the corporation to become a freelance consultant.