An epic introduction for our first female Doctor.
Jodie Whittaker made her debut proper as the first female Doctor in the eleventh series premiere of 'Doctor Who' over the weekend, and it was far from a disappointing entrance. 'The Woman Who Fell to Earth' is funny, diverse, original, sad and thrilling all at the same time and we're eager for episode two.
We got no more than one and a half minutes of the Thirteenth Doctor last year's Christmas special, 'Twice Upon a Time', following her regeneration from Peter Capaldi's incarnation, so this has been an agonising nine month wait. But it was totally worth it.
Jodie Whittaker gets to work in new 'Doctor Who' images.
What is the Doctor up to? So far we've seen a slightly mischievous 'Doctor Who' teaser trailer and now some even more bewildering first pictures. Jodie Whittaker's first full episode as the Time Lord sees her make some unusual friends as she tracks down her TARDIS.
So what do we know about the premise of the eleventh series? In the last episode of season 10, 'Twice Upon a Time', the Doctor watches the inside of the TARDIS detonate following the regeneration in what looks like the worst system failure the Time Lord has ever had. She ends up getting ejected from the spaceship where she promptly hurtles towards the Earth, hand reaching desperately for the TARDIS as it tumbles far into space.
Continue reading: Doctor Who First Images: Pictures Unveiled From The Eleventh Series
Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Doctor in 'Doctor Who'.
'Doctor Who' will head in a direction it's never been in before in its next series, as the first ever female to tackle the lead role of The Doctor will arrive in the form of Jodie Whittaker. The actress officially made her debut in the Christmas special of the episode, but was only seen for a matter of seconds following Peter Capaldi's regeneration scene. "Ah, brilliant!", Whittaker's Doctor exclaimed, before the TARDIS went plummeting through space. Now, we can't wait to see her in action.
Over 55 years, we've only ever seen men - such as Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker, and Jon Pertwee - take on the Doctor role, but now Whittaker will be making history. That's something she hopes will inspire young girls watching, allowing them to believe that anything is possible in the world.
Who is joining Jodie Whittaker in the new series?
The first teaser for the forthcoming series of 'Doctor Who' premiered at the final of the FIFA World Cup over the weekend where we got our first look at the Doctor's possible new companions. There are three familiar faces (at least for the UK audience), though it's not clear as yet who is the most significant.
With a new showrunner - Chris Chibnall of 'Broadchurch' fame replacing Steven Moffat - comes a brand new cast for the eleventh series of 'Doctor Who'.
Continue reading: Introducing The Cast Of 'Doctor Who' Season Eleven
Davies was talking about Jodie Whittaker being cast as the first ever female 'Doctor Who' last year.
The news was received with almost universal delight, particularly from BBC sources, but the man responsible for ‘Doctor Who’s revival over ten years ago, Russell T Davies, has acknowledged that he’s “grown up” a lot since he publicly revealed hesitation over the idea some time ago.
“Okay, look, I know, some of us might be worried about the changes to come,” 54 year old Davies wrote in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine. “I worried, out loud, in print, once or twice, back in the old days, about the reaction to a female Doctor.”
Jodie Whittaker on the red carpet at the 2018 National Television Awards. Held at The O2 Arena, this year's winners included Ant & Dec, Suranne Jones and David Walliams among others - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd January 2018
The 12th Doctor bowed out on Christmas Day - replaced by the series' first female incarnation of the character
The festive period is a much-anticipated period for most people but this Christmas Day was more important for Doctor Who fans than most: after Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor regenerated into a woman. Jodie Whittaker became the first female Doctor - and the 13th overall - but one fan in particular was concerned about the regeneration process and wrote to Capaldi to tell him his fears.
Nine-year-old super fan David McGilloway, from Londonderry, had been "dreading" the regeneration according to his dad Brian but actor Capaldi sent him a note - via Father Christmas - to ease his worries.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Reassures Doctor Who Fan "Dreading" His Regeneration
She'll be curating a special show for BBC Radio 6Music on Christmas Eve - the day before she takes her bow as Doctor Who.
As if preparing for her upcoming role as the new Doctor Who wasn’t enough for Jodie Whittaker this festive season, she will also turn radio presenter for a special show on Christmas Eve on BBC Radio 6Music.
The indie music station has announced a special ‘Three Wise Women’ series for its evening programming on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Whittaker, former Gossip singer Beth Ditto and ‘Catastrophe’ actress Beth Ditto will be curating music each night respectively from 6pm to 2am, taking turns to select their favourite material from the 6Music archive from throughout 2017.
One of the best looks for the Doctor so far.
You really have to hand it to the costume designers for 'Doctor Who'. Never failing to come up with a unique and wonderful ensemble for each new Doctor, the BBC have now unveiled the official look for Jodie Whittaker as the very first female incarnation of the Timelord.
In the first look image of Jodie as the Doctor, she wears adorable high-waisted, shin-length blue trousers with yellow braces teamed with a navy top, brown boots with visible socks and a long trench coat. It positively screams 'Doctor Who', and has succeeded in getting us thoroughly excited for her first appearance.
Continue reading: Jodie Whittaker Looks Incredible In 'Doctor Who' First Look Image
The former 'Corrie' star will appear alongside Jodie Whittaker.
The first official male 'Doctor Who' companion has finally been revealed, with reports revealing that British actor and presenter Bradley Walsh will be joining Jodie Whittaker in the future series of the sci-fi show. Now that is certainly something we never saw coming.
With the first female Doctor comes the first long-term male companion in the shape of 57-year-old 'The Chase' presenter Bradley Walsh. It won't be his first stint in the franchise either, having previously appeared a 2008 double-episode of 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' as Elijah Spellman aka The Pied Piper aka Odd Bob the Clown.
Continue reading: Is Bradley Walsh To Be The New 'Doctor Who' Companion?
She apologises for all the speculation that her co-star got earlier this year.
Jodie Whittaker is glad that she can finally reach out to Phoebe Waller-Bridge and apologise for all the 'Doctor Who' rumours she had to deal with in the run-up to the announcement of the thirteenth Doctor. Jodie was so under scrutiny that she couldn't so much as text her friend.
The BBC always like to keep the identity of the next Doctor super secret until the right moment, which put a lot of pressure on Jodie Whittaker when she was told she was to take over from Peter Capaldi. She opened up about her big secret to Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2 and apologised to her 'Broadchurch' co-star.