Edward Russell (born 9 March 1970[1]) the original brand assistant for the BBC Wales stable of Doctor Who universe programmes. On 23 November 2017 he announced he would be leaving the show at the end of the year having decided to leave the BBC over the summer. He had a minor impact upon the production of Voyage of the Damned by making the initial overtures to Kylie Minogue's confidante, Will Bacon.[2] In 2011, he made a donation of his time to the hospice which had cared for Elisabeth Sladen in her final days by undertaking a charity walk from Upper Boat Studios in Wales to the BBC Television Centre in London.[3]

Russell was featured on What Goes on Tour..., an episode of Doctor Who Confidential which examined the Doctor Who bus tour that introduced the then-new Eleventh Doctor to schoolchildren across the United Kingdom. He also appeared on Who Peter.

Russell's exact title has been represented differently on different programmes. His formal title appears to be "Senior Brand Assistant to the Executive", as is his credit on What Goes on Tour.... However, he was also credited as the simpler "brand assistant" on the 2010 edition of Doctor Who at the Proms, and as "senior brand executive" on Doctor Who: A Celebration in 2006.

He was credited as drama account manager on Twice Upon a Time in 2017. This was the final television story during Russell's time working for Doctor Who.

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  2. ["Behind the scenes of the Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring Kylie". 15 December 2007.]
  3. Henry, Graham. "Doctor Who executive embarks upon charity trek in memory of Sarah Jane actress". 6 August 2011.
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