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12/02/2015 10:43:00 am - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat continues his steady rise up through the ranks of the Media Guardian's top 100 most powerful people in UK Media.

The writer and producer comes in at number 76 in this years chart, a rise of eight places from the 2014 list. Moffat entered the chart in 2011 as number 92.

The list, which has been running since 2001, attempts to quantify the people with the most influence over the British media and is complied by a team of judges drawn from across the industry.
Moffat took over the BBC’s Doctor Who from Russell T Davies six years ago. His reinvention with Mark Gatiss of Sherlock Holmes, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will return for a Victorian special this Christmas. Moffat has said Doctor Who, which returned in its modern incarnation in 2005, has at least another five years in it, possibly many more. But Moffat, who introduced Peter Capaldi as the new doctor last year, has questioned the feasibility of the BBC’s ambition to have a big screen Doctor Who.
Other BBC personnel listed include the current controller of BBC One, Charlotte Moore, at number 21, and the current Chief Executive of the BBC, Director General Tony Hall at number 6.

The head of the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, Tim Davie, and the man ultimately responsible for selling Doctor Who around the world, was number 35.

Actor James Cordon, who played Craig Owens in Doctor Who, and who now hosts The Late Late Show on CBS, is at number 50

The top three places in the list are taken once more by the heads of Google, Facebook and Apple respectively, with Mark Zukerberg coming out top.