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2/14/2005 08:48:00 pm - Reported by Shaun Lyon

February 14, 2005  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
According to a news report on BBC News this morning, Lorraine Heggessey, controller of BBC1, is leaving the BBC to become chief executive at Talkback Thames, the production company that produces both "The Bill" and "Pop Idol." Heggessey was instrumental in arranging for Doctor Who to return to television, and it was in an interview conducted with the Daily Telegraph in September 2003 that Heggessey let slip the news that the show was returning, causing a firestorm of coverage as the press confirmed the story was true. The report says she is not expected to leave until later in the year. This is not expected to have any impact on the production of the new Doctor Who series.