Doctor Who series 11 is the upcoming season of the hit sci-fi show which introduces a new doctor, showrunner and pretty much everything to the drama. Let's have a look at everything we know so far.
The exact date is unknown for the time being however it is scheduled to be released at some point during October 2018. It is likely that it will be broadcast in the second half of the month. It will be the latest broadcast start to a season since the show returned in 2005.
10 episodes, with the season opener being a feature length 65 minutes, with the others all being at 50 minutes long. It is unconfirmed as of yet whether there shall be a Christmas special and if so, if this shall count in the 10 episode run or shall be counted separately or as part of series 12.
Jodie Whittaker-The Doctor
Mandip Gill-Yasmin Khan
The Thirteenth doctor shall be the first doctor to be portrayed by a female, and shall be joined by three companions, Graham, Yasmin and Ryan. Ryan and Graham's last names are unknown for the time being.
It is rumoured that Graham shall be a police officer while Yasmin and Ryan shall both be in their teens.
Sharon D Clarke shall play Mary and shall make various appearances. It is known that she will make an appearance in episodes 1 and 7 of the series, both directed by Jamie Childs. Mary is Graham's wife, as she confirmed on the radio.
Lee Mack has confirmed he will make a brief appearance in one of the episodes of the series.
Alan Cumming has announced he will play the role of King James I in one episode of the series and that it could possibly be a "recurring" role.
Asha Kingsley is due to play Yasmin's friend Sonia.
Chris Chibnall will be the showrunner of series 11, however it has not been announced which episodes of the series he shall be writing. But it is likely he shall at least pen the opener and finale of the series.
No other writers have been confirmed for the series at this point, however an American style writers room was rumoured.
Jamie Childs (Episodes 1, 7, 9 and 10)
Mark Tonderai (Episodes 2 and 3)
Sallie Aprahamian (Episodes 4 and 6)
Jennifer Perrott (Episodes 5 and 8)
None confirmed as of yet.
No trailers have been released as of yet but below are some of the videos relating to the upcoming season. First trailer expected in Mid July when San Diego Comic Con takes place
Here's where things get a bit spoilery so don't go down if you want to avoid some possible spoilers about all of the news, rumours and announcements we have learnt about series 11 and it's episodes.
The first episode of doctor who series 11 introduces Jodie Whittaker and picks off where Twice Upon a Time concluded. Will be released in October 2018, or at least as we have heard.
Will also introduce Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan, Tosin Cole as Ryan and Bradley Walsh as Graham.
The first episode of the Chris Chibnall era of the show and like all of the new who season openers it is scheduled to be written by him too.
Will be directed by Jamie Childs and will be part of block 1, which shall be alongside episode 7.
Sharon D Clarke is set for an appearance as Graham's wife Mary.
Set to be a historical episode which is rumoured to be set during the time of Rosa Parks and the black rights movement. This is further proved by set photos and casting details.
There is no details about who will be playing Rosa Parks, or no confirmed details about casting for this episodes.
No writer has been confirmed for this story as of yet.
It is part of block 2 and shall be directed by Mark Tondarai. Some filming took place in Cape Town and South Africa.
If the pure joy Jodie Whittaker and Bradley Walsh exhibited backstage at last night’s Bafta TV Awards wasn’t enough of an indication of how happy they are to be a part of the upcoming season of Doctor Who, the star’s assertion that she “smiles every day” going to work should do the trick.
Speaking to the BBC on the Red Carpet ahead of the awards, the new Doctor spoke about series 11 of the BBC’s flagship sci-fi show.
“It’s like nothing I’ve ever done before, it’s absolutely incredible,” she said. “I must smile every single morning knowing I’m going to work to do it, I’m very lucky – it’s brilliant.”
We’re still in the dark as to what form the new series will take following Chris Chibnall taking over from Steven Moffat as showrunner, but the star assures us that it’s likely to be even bigger and bolder than what has come before it. Whittaker and Walsh will also be joined by new stars Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. The ten-episode series is expected to air this autumn on the BBC.
“It feels incredibly epic,” Whittaker said. “The ambition is wonderful, and something we’re fighting every day to have the energy to back it up with.”
New works by Naomi Alderman and Juno Dawson are among some of the 2018 offerings for the Doctor Who list, publishing to celebrate the arrival of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.
Penguin Random House Children’s imprint BBC Children’s Books have today announced its acquisition of a brand-new Doctor Who short story from Alderman, author of The Power and winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017. Alderman’s tale features Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor battling to save the universe alongside her close and trusted friends.
The story will add to the existing 12 Doctors, 12 Stories anthology, which recounts tales for each of the previous twelve Doctors as they adventure through time and space. The new collection will publish on 1 November 2018 as Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories, and will also include existing stories by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman and Holly Black.
Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories marks Alderman’s return to the Doctor Who universe, after her 2011 novel, Borrowed Time, published by BBC Books. On 19 July, to celebrate the opening of this year’s San Diego ComicCon, BBC Books will reissue a new paperback edition of this novel, along with a new edition of collected Doctor Who stories by Jenny T. Colgan, The Triple Knife. Both will have new cover designs by artist David Wardle.
Multi-award winning author and activist Juno Dawson’s novel will mark her debut on the Doctor Who list. Entitled The Good Doctor, it will be one of the first novels on the BBC Books list to feature the Thirteenth Doctor, as played by Jodie Whittaker, and her friends Yasmin, Ryan and Graham. The book will publish in October along with two other Thirteenth Doctor adventures, The Molten Heart, by New York Times bestselling author Una McCormack and Combat Magicks, by bestselling Young Bond author Steve Cole.
Naomi Alderman says
I'm thrilled beyond words to be writing the first short story for the Thirteenth Doctor. Believe it or not, my first ever rejection letter, dated 1992, was from Doctor Who Magazine for a story I wrote as a teenager obsessed with the Doctor; I've loved Doctor Who since I was a child, so it's particularly meaningful and exciting for me to be adding my name to this anthology.
Juno Dawson says
My earliest memory is Bonnie Langford being spun off into space in a killer bubble in 1987, so you can only imagine how excited I was when I was asked to write for the Doctor Who range. And, as a Bradford girl, it’s an even bigger thrill to be among the first writers in the world to write for Jodie Whittaker, the first Doctor from Yorkshire. This feels like a bold new era for Doctor Who and I'm beyond delighted to be a part of it. This is a dream come true.
Ruth Knowles, Publisher at Penguin Random House Children’s, says
Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor deserves ground-breaking writing from a ground-breaking author, and we are thrilled to have someone so perfect in Naomi to bring the first female Doctor to the page. She has stunned the world with her characters, writing and ideas, and as a huge Doctor Who fan (and previous Doctor Who book writer) she was our first choice to write the Thirteenth Doctor story for this collection. This story will be, we are sure, brilliant, and the prefect addition to this stellar collection by the very best of authors.
Albert DePetrillo, BBC Books Publishing Director, says
The excitement that’s building around the new series of Doctor Who is remarkable, and Jodie Whittaker is helping usher in a whole new era of vibrant, inclusive storytelling. We’re thrilled to be a part of that with our publishing, and authors like Naomi and Juno, Jenny, Una and Steve are the perfect ambassadors for this next chapter in the Doctor Who story. We can’t wait for them to introduce a whole new generation of fans to the wonders of the Whoniverse.
Source/Doctor Who News
BBC Worldwide has confirmedthat the Blu-Ray release of Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 12, has been delayed by one week.
The collection of stories featuring Tom Baker in his first season as the Doctor, will now be released on Monday 18th June 2018
Full release details
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Graham Strong, the man responsible for the survival of many high-quality audio recordings of missing Doctor Who episodes, has died at the age of 69.
Graham Strong was a 14-year-old schoolboy when Doctor Who began in 1963. A keen electronics student, his hobby included building valve and transistor radios, as well as repairing televisions for neighbours. He was the proud owner of a second-hand Reel to reel tape machine and decided to use this to preserve the audio of this exciting new serial.
I can’t recall if I actually recorded the first episode of Doctor Who. The earliest recording I still have was the first episode of The Keys of Marinus first shown on 11 April 1964. Recordings were made via a basic crystal microphone (which came with the machine), hanging over the television speaker with a plant pot placed on the top of the T.V. to keep the microphone in place! Mother was given instructions to not enter the room when ‘recording was in session’
Following The Daleks' Master Plan, episode 7, Strong, used his electronics knowledge to wire the audio output from the television into the Tape recorder. A highly dangerous procedure that breaks every rule of electrical safety but one that resulted in recordings that were crystal clear.
Strong was one of a small number of early fans who recorded audio from the now missing stories. However, he is believed to be the only one to record directly from the Television, resulting in the superior quality of his recordings.
In 1994 an accidental meeting with a Doctor Who fan who had contacts in the BBC brought his collection to the attention of the corporation. By this time the master tapes of most early episodes had been junked and the episodes were either missing or only existed as film prints. After reassurance that his tapes would be carefully cared for, Strong handed over recordings containing over 100 Doctor Who episodes.
Strong's recordings have been used for the animated releases of missing episodes such as Power of the Daleks. His recordings are so clear that they often exceed the quality available on the surviving film prints of the episodes, and as a result, a number of DVD's of early episodes contain audio taken from Strong's recordings rather than the film print.
Source/Doctor Who News
It’s River Song versus the Masters! Michelle Gomez returns as Missy and Eric Roberts reprises his portrayal of the Master after a 22 year hiatus in the fifth series of The Diary of River Song.
Over the course of four audio series made in arrangement with BBC Studios, River Song (played masterfully by Alex Kingston) has shone alongside several incarnations of the Doctor, including Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Peter Davison and upcoming in August, Tom Baker. But all that is set to change…
In January 2019, River Song will face off against four regenerations of The Master, the mortal enemy of the Doctor, in the fifth series of adventures. And some old (and new) faces are returning…
Alongside Geoffrey Beevers (first playing the Master in Doctor Who TV episode The Keeper of Traken in 1981) and Derek Jacobi (who played the Master in 2008 episode Utopia and continues at Big Finish), Michelle Gomez returns as Missy, who we last saw in the latest Doctor Who series opposite Peter Capaldi.
Plus Eric Roberts, who first crossed paths with Paul McGann’s Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, returns to battle the Doctor’s wife.
Mark your diaries, four new adventures for River Song begin in January 2019…
Nicholas Briggs, executive producer, “This is something we’ve been so incredibly excited about for so long. It’s been thrilling enough for us to work with Alex for all the River releases, but to put her against the Doctor’s former best friend turned arch enemy is not a little mind-blowing. Fantastic that we’re getting an opportunity to work with Michelle again, after her first appearance (at Big Finish) with Sylvester McCoy back in 2007! But somehow strangely incredible that Eric Roberts is back from the 1996 TV movie. It’s frankly ‘clash of the icons’ in a really mind-blowing box set.”
Jason Haigh-Ellery, executive producer, talks more about bringing these great actors to audio, “Working with Eric was a complete joy. Firstly, he is such a nice man and so easy to communicate with. Secondly, he likes to work and he likes to work fast. Scenes whizz by and we are all enjoying yourselves so much that you forget you are directing an Oscar nominee with over 450 movies under his belt (which should be intimidating – but isn’t). He’s very down to earth – no ego or vanity involved. I hope we work together again soon!
“Having Michelle Gomez return to Big Finish is wonderful – a lovely lady, who was magnificent as Missy in the past couple of seasons of Doctor Who. I can’t wait for everyone to hear her and Alex Kingston together!”
The Diary of River Song: Series 5 is available for pre-order now at £23 on CD or £20 on download.
Source/Doctor Who TV
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