Jodie Whittaker will be appearing on Blue Peter tomorrow to receive her Blue Peter badge

Blue Peter and Doctor Who have a long association. In fact the two go back to the very beginning together. Back in 1963, the popular BBC children’s program even ran a clip of An Unearthly Child to help promote this strange new show about the mysterious Dr. Who and his Police Box. In 1967 Patrick Troughton appeared in person and in costume to judge a Design a Monster competition. In the years since he’s been joined by Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith as the current incarnation made their appearance, often in character, to receive their Blue Peter badge – one of the highest honours in the land.

Tomorrow, at 5.30pm on CBBC, Jodie Whittaker will be adding her name to the list. She’ll be joining current Blue Peter presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell on the iconic show. And based on CBBC’s tweet, she’ll be following on with long standing tradition of appearing in costume.



Blue Peter describe the episode as ‘Lights, Camera Action: We go behind the scenes at the creation of something special for Doctor Who herself.’

With Blue Peter having celebrated its 60th Anniversary last month, and Doctor Who celebrating its 55th Anniversary this Friday, it’s nice to see the special relationship between the two national institutions hasn’t changed.


Doctor Who Series 11 Guest Star ALAN CUMMING - (C) BBC / BBC Studios - Photographer: Various
ALAN CUMMING as King James I in The Witchfinders – (C) BBC / BBC Studios

Then the Doctor Who adventure continues…

Doctor Who continues this Sunday at 6.30pm GMT on BBC One and at 8pm EST on BBC America with The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson. For further broadcast times in your region, check local listings. Series 11 stars Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan), Bradley Walsh (Graham O’Brien) and Tosin Cole (Ryan Sinclair).

The Witchfinders guest stars Alan Cumming (King James I) and Siobhan Finneran (Becka Savage) and is directed by Sallie Aprahamian.

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th-century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?


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