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Julie Gardner

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Executive Producer: Rose; The End Of The World; The Unquiet Dead; Aliens of London / World War Three; Dalek; The Long Game; Father's Day; The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances; Boom Town; Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways; Children in Need Special; The Christmas Invasion; New Earth; Tooth and Claw; School Reunion; The Girl in the Fireplace; Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel; The Idiot's Lantern; The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit; Love and Monsters; Fear Her; Army of Ghosts / Doomsday; The Runaway Bride; Smith and Jones; The Shakespeare Code; Gridlock; Daleks in Manhattan / Evolution of the Daleks; The Lazarus Experiment; 42; Human Nature / The Family of Blood; Blink; Utopia; The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords; Time Crash (Children in Need); Voyage of the Damned; Partners in Crime; The Fires of Pompeii; Planet of the Ood; The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky; The Doctor's Daughter; The Unicorn and the Wasp; Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead; Midnight; Turn Left; The Stolen Earth / Journey's End; Music of the Spheres (BBC Proms); The Next Doctor; Planet of the Dead; The Waters of Mars; The End of Time; Everything Changes[TW]; Day One[TW]; Ghost Machine[TW]; Cyberwoman[TW]; Small Worlds[TW]; Countrycide[TW]; Greeks Bearing Gifts[TW]; They Keep Killing Suzie[TW]; Random Shoes[TW]; Out of Time[TW]; Combat[TW]; Captain Jack Harkness[TW]; End of Days[TW]; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang[TW]; Sleeper[TW]; To the Last Man[TW]; Meat[TW]; Adam[TW]; Reset[TW]; Dead Man Walking[TW]; A Day in the Death[TW]; Something Borrowed[TW]; From Out of the Rain[TW]; Adrift[TW]; Fragments[TW]; Exit Wounds[TW]; Day Two[TW]; Day Three[TW]; Day Four[TW]; Day Five[TW]; The New World[TW]; Rendition[TW]; Dead of Night[TW]; Escape to L.A.[TW]; The Categories of Life[TW]; The Middle Men[TW]; Immortal Sins[TW]; End of the Road[TW]; The Gathering[TW]; The Blood Line[TW]; Invasion of the Bane[SJA]; Prisoner of the Judoon[SJA]; The Mad Woman in the Attic[SJA]; The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith[SJA]; Dreamland; Revenge of the Slitheen[SJA]; Eye of the Gorgon[SJA]; Warriors of Kudlak[SJA]; Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?[SJA]; The Lost Boy[SJA]; The Last Sontaran[SJA]; The Day of the Clown[SJA]; Secrets of the Stars[SJA]; The Mark of the Berserker[SJA]; The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith[SJA]; Enemy of the Bane[SJA]; From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love (Comic Relief)[SJA]; The Eternity Trap[SJA]; Mona Lisa's Revenge[SJA]; The Gift[SJA]; The Infinite Quest; Attack of the Graske[Misc] as Executive Producer for Doctor Who: A New Dimension[Factual]; The Eleventh Doctor[Factual]; Doctor Who: A Celebration[Music] as Executive Producer for Dr Who: Bringing Back the Doctor[Factual]; Aliens: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly[Factual]; TARDIS Tales[Factual]; I Get a Sidekick out of You[Factual]; Why on Earth?[Factual]
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Julie Gardner
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Julie Gardner

Born: Wed 4th June 1969 (age: 45)

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Julie Gardner is a Welsh television producer

Her most prominent work has been serving as executive producer on the 2005 revival of Doctor Who and its spin-off shows Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures

Together with Russell T Davies she was responsible for bringing the show back to Saturday night television and making it one of the BBC's hottest properties.

She worked on Doctor Who from 2003 to 2009 before moving to Los Angeles to work at BBC Worldwide.

Gardner was born in Neath, and grew up in the Pont Walby area of Glynneath where her parents ran a local shop. She attended Llangatwg Comprehensive and Neath Port Talbot College where she was an outstanding student of A level English, History and Drama. She read English at the Queen Mary CollegeUniversity of London. She initially worked as a teacher at Rhondda College teaching English GCSE and A-Level, before in the mid-1990s she decided to switch to working in the television industry.

Her first job was as a producer's secretary on the second production block of the acclaimed BBC Two drama serial Our Friends in the North (starring Christopher Eccleston). Subsequently, she became a script reader and then a script editor, before working as a producer on BBC dramas such as Silent Witness and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries.

In 2000, Gardner began working as a Development Producer at London Weekend Television. There, she produced dramas including Me and Mrs. Jones and an updated version of Othello written by Andrew Daviesand starring Eamonn Walker and Christopher Eccleston (in the Iago role). While at LWT, Gardner began working with Welsh writer Russell T Davies on the period drama Casanova.

In 2003, Gardner returned to the BBC as Head of Drama for BBC Wales, bringing Davies' Casanova project with her. Gardner's first assignment from BBC Head of Drama Jane Tranter was to head up the revival ofDoctor Who. Gardner immediately contacted Davies (who had previously expressed an interest in writing and producing Doctor Who) and began working with him on bringing the programme back to British screens. The new series of Doctor Who debuted in March 2005, to critical and popular acclaim.

Gardner was the BBC's representative in the production of the political romantic comedy The Girl in the Café (2005), written by Richard Curtis in conjunction with the Make Poverty History campaign. Other network dramas commissioned by Gardner at BBC Wales included the multiple personality disorder drama May 33(2004); domestic abuse-themed one-off Dad (2005); courtroom reconstruction The Chatterley Affair (2006) and the time travel police series Life on Mars (2006–2007), produced independently by Kudos Film & Television.

Gardner and Davies also oversaw two Doctor Who spin-offs: Torchwood, an adult (post-watershed) science fiction drama aired on BBC Three and BBC Two, and The Sarah Jane Adventures, a children's fantasy thriller aired on BBC One and CBBC.

In September 2006 it was announced that Gardner would succeed Jane Tranter as the overall Controller of Drama Commissioning at BBC Television, following Tranter's promotion to the new "Head of Fiction" role. However, Gardner remained in her position at BBC Wales, performing the two jobs simultaneously, until 2009; her roles at BBC Wales and with Doctor Who were then assumed by producer Piers Wenger.

Gardner received credit for an increase in drama being made in Wales; in 2007, Cardiff-born writer Andrew Davies called her "the best thing to happen to Welsh drama. Ever."

In March 2009, it was announced that Gardner was to join the staff of Los Angeles-based BBC Worldwide America, as executive producer in charge of scripted projects.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA






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