Doctor Who Series 11: when's it on UK TV, casting news and more

Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor

Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor / BBC

The first female Doctor, Bradley Walsh and more surprises in store for the long running sci-fi adventure

Unless you've been living under an asteroid you'll know Jodie Whittaker will make TV history as the first ever female Doctor. The thirteenth small screen iteration of the time travelling adventurer as she takes over from Peter Capaldi's fine run for series 11 (of Russell T Davis' 2005 reboot, series 37 if you want to be meticulous and count all the way back to 1963).

Whittaker isn't the only new face. Behind the scenes Chris Chibnall is the new showrunner and head writer following Steven Moffat. Of course Chibnall and Whittaker have worked together before on Broadchurch. However there were no favours for friends involved in landing the role, Whittaker told Doctor Who Magazine she had 'been through a few months of auditions.'

'I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman,' explained Chibnall, 'and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice.'

When is Doctor Who series 11 released?

Shooting started din November 2017, however, Doctor Who ping pongs around the TV schedules but the official word is autumn.

How can I watch Doctor Who in the UK?

Doctor Who, as always, will screen on BBC One with catch up on iPlayer.

Is there a trailer for Doctor Who series 11 yet?

Sort of. There was the initial reveal of Jodie back in July, so more of a teaser really.

And you can catch up on Capaldi's final moments as he regenerates and Whittaker takes her first steps in the TARDIS (plus a massive cliffhanger) from the Christmas special.

Who's in Doctor Who series 11?

Whittaker is front and centre with three new companions Bradley Walsh (!), Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill as Graham, Ryan and Yasmin, respectively. Guest stars haven't been announced as yet but we do know that Sharon D Clarke (Holby City) will have a recurring role.

How many episodes?

Shorter than usual with ten episodes (and an inevitable Christmas special).

Doctor Who is screened on BBC One this autumn.

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