Michael Grade became the BBC Chairman on 2004. It was a title he held until 2006 when he resigned.
Michael Grade is blamed for axing the fan-favorite original series of Doctor Who. He personally considered the show outdated and too violent.
Michael Grade: (On the new series of Doctor Who) I was quite surprised to see it come back as soon I came back to the BBC. I have to say, I watched the first episode and I thought it was tremendous. Really, really good.