The bedrock of ‘Being Human’ has to be characters. I would hope that even if suddenly we had a huge budget per episode, the foundation of the show, and the thing that actually makes it what it is, is character.
The way they do things in the U.S., if you have a show, you’ll option your actors for five, six or seven seasons. In the U.K., we just don’t have the financing to be able to do that.
When I’ve written episodes of ‘Doctor Who’, when it comes to the monster chasing somebody, it’s the Doctor and the companion, running down the corridor, being chased by a guy with a stick and a tennis ball on the end. Whereas, when I see the rushes of ‘Being Human’, we’re actually looking at the werewolf, and it just looks real.