Dr Who author Russell T Davies calls culture secretary Nadine Dorries a ‘big f ***** g idiot’

Dr Who author Russell T Davies launches a greedy rant at new culture secretary Nadine Dorries, calling her a ‘big f ***** g idiot’ after BBC nepotism comments

  • Russell T Davies, 58, branded culture secretary Nadine Dorries is a ‘f ***** g idiot’
  • Launched the vicious attack after Miss Dories said the BBC was nepotistic
  • Author behind the 2005 Doctor Who return said Miss Dories wants to ‘control culture’
  • Coming as he prepares to return to the BBC to run the sci-fi series next year


Screenwriter Russell T Davies has launched a vicious attack on Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, branding her a ‘f ***** g idiot’.

Davies, the award-winning author behind the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, criticized Miss Dorries after she suggested there was nepotism at the company, pointing out that she had ‘hired her own daughter’.

The 58-year-old, who returns to the BBC to run the legendary sci-fi series next year, also said the government wants to ‘control the culture’.

Earlier this week, Miss Dorries said the BBC may not have existed for a decade, criticizing its ‘elitist’ and ‘snobbish’ approach.

She said the company was filled with people whose mother and father worked there, and suggested the BBC should show how that would change before a new funding settlement was agreed.

Screenwriter Russell T Davies

Secretary of Culture Nadine Dorries

Screenwriter Russell T Davies has launched a vicious attack on Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, branding her a ‘f ***** g idiot’

But when asked about her suggestion the BBC was elitist, Davies told the newspaper in: ‘The woman is an idiot, a big f ***** g idiot.’

Referring to Miss Dorrie’s allegations of nepotism, he said: ‘She was talking about the BBC having nepotism when she employed her own daughter.’

In 2013, Miss Dorries was protected after it was revealed that her two daughters were employed in her parliamentary office.

Davies said: ‘I’m here to talk about the threat of public funding and the threat of public service broadcasts.’

He added that ‘the threat that Channel 4 is under is even greater’ and said the channel was ‘doomed’ to be privatized.

Davies, the award-winning author behind the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, criticized Miss Dorries after she suggested that the company had nepotism and pointed out that she had hired her own daughter¿

Davies, the award-winning author behind the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, criticized Miss Dorries after she suggested there was nepotism at the company, pointing out that she had ‘hired her own daughter’

Asked whether the government cares about culture, he replied: ‘I think they care a lot about controlling it.’

When Mr Davies was asked if he returned to the BBC because it was attacked, he said: ‘I’m always happy to work for the BBC because I love them and I think everyone should get in there, they fight and fight for that channel.

‘We still have 10-15 years of this government, there is no displacement of them. They are invulnerable in some way. So yes, I am very, very happy to work with the BBC. ‘

A government source told the newspaper: ‘Personal and deeply unpleasant attacks like this do not reflect the organization well and should not be tolerated.

‘Of course, it is not right for the BBC to be privatized now or at any time in the future.’

A BBC spokesman said: ‘Russell T Davies is not a member of the BBC staff and these are clearly personal views.’

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