Here's your guide to everything that we know so far about the upcoming season of doctor who, series 11, the first series to feature Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth doctor. Warning, mild spoilers may be listed below:
Last updated: 16/07/18
The exact airdate is yet to be revealed, however the BBC revealed that the series would be released in "Autumn 2018" in all of their recent press announcements. Although it is almost certain that it will begin this October.
There will be 10 episodes of series 11-a 65 minute opener and 9 50 minute episodes which would follow. There is no official confirmation of a Christmas special, but it is very likely that there shall be one.
Jodie Whittaker-The Doctor
Tosin Cole-Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill-Yazmin Khan
Sharon D Clarke-Mary (Graham's wife)
Alan Cumming-King James I
Chris Chibnall-Episode 1
Other writers yet to be announced, but there shall be "a number of scripts" written by female writers.
Jamie Childs-Episodes 1, 7, 9 and 10
Mark Tonderai-Episodes 2 and 3
Sallie Aprahamian-Episodes 4 and 6
Jennifer Perott-Episodes 5 and 8
Trailers and clips
Up until now there has been no indication of there being a Doctor Who Christmas special for 2018, leaving some believing there might not be one at all. However, it appears that will not be the case.
According to an online CV of the editor, the long festive tradition will be maintained, with Wayne Yip on directing duties this time around.
Yip last helmed two episodes of the show in 2017: Series 10 episodes “Empress of Mars” and “The Lie of the Land”. He also worked on the short-lived spin-off Class before that.
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The recent Series 11 leak is being taken very seriously by the BBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter. They state that the broadcaster has now “subpoenaed a mobile community a week after scenes from a show to air months from now surfaced online. ”
The report adds:
BBC is taking the leak seriously and wants to answer the question of who.
On Friday, BBC requested a clerk at the California federal court issue a subpoena to Tapatalk, a mobile community platform.
The broadcaster is being represented by an attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, which has carved a bit of a niche in recent years in tackling piracy before big events. The new season of Dr. Who debuts in autumn.
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Wendy Padbury, Carole Ann Ford and Sophie Aldred talk exclusively in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine.
Wendy Padbury, who played Second Doctor companion Zoe, recalls how the part she played in Doctor Who was ahead of its time:
“She was a strong character for the period. I didn’t quite realise at the time … She thought she was cleverer than the Doctor, brighter. Zoe would never get offended by the Doctor; she knows she’s the brightest and doesn’t see what the problem is. I’ve met two or three people who became astrophysicists because of Zoe, and that’s quite a thing. It’s amazing how the show has that influence. Extraordinary.”
As her character returns for Big Finish’s Class, Sophie Aldred reflects on playing Ace alongside the Seventh Doctor: “I know some Doctor Who assistants weren’t happily served by their characters or by their writers, but I was so well served, at that early age, by everyone around me. I was given a lot of chance for my own input, I was allowed to make my own choices about how to play her, and that was amazing, when I think about being 24 and let loose on one of the most-loved programmes on TV. It gave me a lot of confidence, I think.”
Meanwhile, Carole Ann Ford, who played the First Doctor’s granddaughter Susan, says she would most like to meet… “Jodie Whittaker. I really would like to meet her. Wouldn’t it be fun?! What would I say to her? “Hello grandma!” Jodie’s got a very strong presence. I saw the moment she arrived [in Twice Upon a Time]… The TARDIS is spinning around in space now, but in my time, in the olden days, you could never have the doors of the TARDIS opening in space while it was in flight.
Also in this issue…
Launching this autumn on BBC One, the highly anticipated new series of Doctor Who will be scored by burgeoning composer Segun Akinola.
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumni will provide an exciting and emotional score beckoning in a new era for the show, including a fresh take on the legendary theme tune.
As part of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit program in 2017, Segun has already been recognised as one of the rising stars among British composers.
Segun’s modern, rich and varied work on programmes such as Black and British: A Forgotten History attracted the attention of Showrunner, Chris Chibnall, who said: “Welcome to the Doctor Who family, Segun Akinola! We’re over the moon Segun’s agreed to join us, to provide the score for the next phase of the Doctor Who adventure. From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer. We’re looking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor.”
Segun Akinola, said: “Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally. I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”
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