The Future of the Doctor Who Spinoff Shows; Class and Torchwood

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Can you please comment on future of the current Doctor Who spinoff: Class which debuted late last year on BBC3. As the creator and lead writer (Patrick Ness) has since left the project and recently executive producer, Steven Moffat commented at the Doctor Who series 10 launch event that an series 2 of the series is likely to happen . The BBC hasn't announced nothing lately about the spinoff-show's future since when it was first announced back in 2015. I'm keen to find out if this show was successful in general and in the overall ratings of the tv airings which aired on BBC1.

And also what's the situation of the other spin-off show; Torchwood coming back on tv. I know that the spinoff show has continued to Big Finish Productions which started back in 2015. In recent press releases from Jack Barrowman (Actor who played character Jack Harkness), he had told RadioTimes that there are some obstacles faced to overcome the revival of the spinoff. Could you state what these obstacles are which in preventing the show to be revived and why can't the show come back to tv.

Yours faithfully,

B.Edwards

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'The Future of the Doctor Who Spinoff Shows; Class and Torchwood'.

The BBC has not commented on the future of both of theses shows. The Public (Me) are keen to know if theses spinoff shows has been either Axed (Cancelled) or on hiatus for personal reason.
Class (2016 Doctor who Spinoff Show) which started last year has since finished it's first series and the BBC hasn't given a hint of the show coming back for another series.

It would appreciated if the BBC would clearly say or comment if these doctor who spinoff shows are going or not going to come back on TV. I'm keen for a clear response about this matter.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

B.Edwards

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Edwards,

Thank you for your message.

We received your FOI request, reference RFI20171278, on 24 August 2017. We have 20 working days to comply with your request. You cannot request internal review until this period has elapsed. As we stated in our email of acknowledgment dated 25 August 2017, we will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within the 20 working days for compliance.

Kind regards,

The Information Policy & Compliance Team
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
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London W12 7TP

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Email: [BBC request email]

Dear FOI Enquiries,
I'm deeply unexpressed of how you have dealt with my issue. i Had to wait from June 2017 to only find out the situation of the spinoff show. BBC3 Controller revealed in a inteview today the spin-off show is now cancelled. So why couldn't it was just be told when the show was finished back in December 2016.
As i said before, i'm a shamed of how you have dealt with this matter. I hope you take this in account for future FOI Enquries for other people.
And my earlier responses from you have always been delayed again and again.

Yours sincerely,

B.Edwards

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