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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,
I would like the following questions to be answered separately:
I would like to know why the Doctor Who Christmas Special was axed in favour of a New Year Day Special instead?
And Is Doctor Who taking another gap year in 2019, with no full series expect for the NYD Special, according to The Mirror?
Why hasn't DW Spin-off Torchwood be made available on BBC Iplayer since 2011. Can you put a request for the programme to be made available for a later date.
Why wasn't anything planned for the 10th Anniversary for torchwood back in 2016? I presumed the series did well overall for BBC?
As, with the other DW spin-off Sarah Jane Adventure it had it's 10th anniversary back in 2017. This resulted in three episodes from the series were re-aired on CBBC on the exact day, and later on the entire series was made available as a boxset a few weeks later? This didn't happen for Torchwood?
One question to further answer: Has the Big Finish Audio Productions stopped the chances of Torchwood coming back as a TV series?
Is bringing back Torchwood for another series also down to the current Doctor Who Showrunner choice aswell as the BBC? As John Barrowman has repeatably blamed the previous DW Showrunner (Moffat) for the programme not getting renewed.
According to John Barrowman's recent comments about a possible revival of torchwood by Chris Chibnall (the DW Showrunner) recently, is this in any way fake news or reliable source as it's confusing to read about?

I'm just confused of the fate of the forgotten and well-loved programme, nobody cares about it.
Yours faithfully,


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