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  • Verity Lambert & Sydney Newman (1963-1965)[1] Left after two years because she felt the time had come to move on. She also wanted input on the show from a different person.[2]
  • John Wiles (1965-1966)[3] Resigned after one year because he couldn't steer the show in the way he wanted. Any changes he made lead to arguments and complaints. He didn't get along well with William Hartnell either.[4]
  • Innes Lloyd (1966-1968)[5] Not sure why he left. But he brought such monsters in as the Cybermen, the Ice Warriors and the Yeti. He was also responsible for the "base under siege" stories.[6]
  • Peter Bryant (1966, 1968-1969)[7] Produced "The Tomb of the Cybermen" to see if he could take over from Innes Lloyd. Left to allow Derrick Sherwin to oversee the regeneration.[8]
  • Derrick Sherwin (1969-1970)[9] Was only ever intended to oversee the change from Troughton to Pertwee.[10]
  • Barry Letts (1970-1974)[11] Wanted to move on after 4 years.[12]
  • Phillip Hinchcliffe & Robert Holmes (1974-1977)[13] Fired by the BBC, who were under pressure from Mary Whitehouse, who claimed that the show had become 'unsuitable for younger children'. Despite Phillip Hinchcliffe arguing that it should be up to the parent to decide whether or not Doctor Who is suitable for their child, as many children loved it, Mary Whitehouse had too much influence for his pleas to be listened to. [14]
  • Graham Williams & Douglas Adams (1977-1981)[15] Left after three "difficult" years, mostly caused by him not getting along well with Tom Baker, as well as the chaos that was the failed production of "Shada".[16]
  • John Nathan Turner (1981-1989)[17] The series was cancelled by Michael Grade on his reign as producer. He died in 2002, long before Doctor Who returned.[18]
  • Phillip Segal, Alex Beaton, Jo Wright, Peter V. Ware & Matthew Jacobs (1996)[19] Only produced the TV movie in 1996.[20]
  • Russel T. Davies (2005-2010)[21] Was tired and felt it was time to move on.[22]
  • Steven Moffat (2010-2017) [23] Had worked on the show longer than anyone else either behind or in front of the camera since the revival, and couldn't cope with the work of producing both Doctor Who and Sherlock at the same time. Since he had already worked on Doctor Who for so long, and was also the creator of Sherlock, he decided to quit producing Doctor Who rather than Sherlock.[24]
  1. "An Unearthly Child" - "Mission to the Unknown"
  2. https://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/verity-lambert-producer-2004-interview
  3. "The Myth Makers" - "The Ark"
  4. https://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/john-wiles-1980s/
  5. "The Celestial Toymaker" - "The Evil of the Daleks"; "The Abominable Snowmen" - "The Enemy of the World"
  6. Reason needs to be added
  7. "The Tomb of the Cybermen"; "The Web of Fear" - "The Space Pirates"
  8. https://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/category/peter-bryant/
  9. "The War Games" - "Spearhead from Space"
  10. http://guide.doctorwhonews.net/person.php?name=DerrickSherwin
  11. "Doctor Who and the Silurians" - "Robot"
  12. https://io9.gizmodo.com/5802086/the-beginning-and-the-end-of-doctor-whos-groovy-era
  13. "The Ark in Space" - "The Sun Makers"
  14. http://cuttingsarchive.org/index.php/Mary_Whitehouse
  15. "Underworld" - "The Horns of Nimon"
  16. https://drwhointerviews.wordpress.com/category/graham-williams/
  17. "The Leisure Hive" - "Survival"
  18. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22628484
  19. "Doctor Who"
  20. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116118/
  21. "Rose"-"The End of Time"
  22. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/seasonal-culture/6840859/Doctor-Whos-given-me-the-time-of-my-life-Russell-T-Davies-on-leaving-Doctor-Who.html
  23. "The End of Time" (final scene)-"Twice Upon a Time" (except final scene)
  24. https://www.cinemablend.com/television/Why-Steven-Moffat-Had-Give-Up-Doctor-Who-According-Peter-Capaldi-124117.html