Piers Wenger

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Wenger at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.

Piers Wenger (born 1972) is a British television producer who was briefly Head of Drama at BBC Wales between January 2009 and May 2011. His work includes the BAFTA-winning Victoria Wood drama Housewife, 49 and the 2007 adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's novel Ballet Shoes.[1]

In January 2009, Wenger succeeded Julie Gardner as Head of Drama for BBC Wales, following a year of trailing her.[2] In July 2009, he took over her role as executive producer of Doctor Who as the drama's 2010 series entered production, and took a central role in the casting of actor Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor.[3] He is also credited as executive producer on the spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures throughout series three.[4]

In May 2011 it was announced that he was leaving the BBC to take up a post as senior commissioning executive at Film4 Productions.[5]



Executive Producer


  1. ^ Leigh, Holmwood (2007-12-11). "Doctor Who producer regenerates". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  2. ^ "BBC Wales announces new Executive Producer of Doctor Who and Head of Drama" (Press release). BBC Press Office. 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 
  3. ^ "New Doctor actor is youngest ever". BBC News Online. 4 January 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Shanon. "A Brief History of Time (Travel): The Sarah Jane Adventures". www.shannonsullivan.com. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Doctor Who executive Piers Wenger leaves BBC for Film4". BBC News Online. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

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Preceded by
Julie Gardner
BBC Wales Head of Drama
Succeeded by
Faith Penhale