After months of waiting, the air date and title for episode one of the brand new series of Doctor Who has been revealed.
The Woman Who Fell to Earth will air on Sunday 7th October 2018, which also marks a huge change as Doctor Who moves to Sunday nights.
Showrunner Chris Chibnall said “New Doctor, new home! Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights — and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting. Get everybody’s homework done, sort out your Monday clothes, then grab some special Sunday night popcorn, and settle down with all of the family for Sunday night adventures across space and time. (Also, move the sofa away from the wall so parents can hide behind it during the scary bits). The Thirteenth Doctor is falling from the sky and it’s going to be a blast.”
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said: “With Chris Chibnall at the helm and Jodie Whittaker’s arrival as the new Doctor we are heralding a brand new era for the show and so it feels only right to give it a new home on Sunday nights at the heart of BBC One’s Autumn schedule. ”
This will be first time an entire series of Doctor Who has been in the Sunday night slot, though individual episodes have been transmitted on Sundays on occasion. Even though Doctor Who is strongly associated with a traditional Saturday slot, it’s not the first time it’s moved. The 1983 season aired on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the 1984 season on Thursdays and Fridays. Sunday broadcasts have included The Christmas Invasion, The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe, and The Return of Doctor Mysterio.
Doctor Who returns to our screens on Sunday, October 7th with The Woman Who Fell to Earth, written by Chris Chibnall. It stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien), and Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair).
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