The new Radio Times is out today and Jodie Whittaker, the Thirteenth Doctor is on the cover. Radio Times has several exclusive features that will introduce you to the Thirteenth Doctor and her companions.
Inside the UK’s premiere television magazine, there is an interview with Jodie Whittaker about her role and a chat with show runner and lead writer Chris Chibnall about what we can expect from Series 11.
Whittaker tells the magazine that “Being the first female Doctor and showing children that their heroes in shows don’t always look the same is a huge honour for me.” She going on to elaborate that “The other half can be the Doctor as well. Girls will no longer just think, ‘Oh, I could be a companion.'”
The show runner Chris Chibnall added that he felt the show was ready for a change. “I felt the time was right for a female Doctor – I felt the audience were ready for it. The world was ready for it.” But what can we expect from new series? Everything is new. “We’ve got a new Doctor, all-new characters, all-new monsters, all-new stories.”
The magazine also talks to the Doctor’s companions, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill about joining Team TARDIS. The pair were thrilled to be part of a new diversity on the long running programme. “When I was younger I didn’t feel I was represented in popular culture – you couldn’t get a brown doll in the shops and you didn’t see many brown people on TV,” Gill told Radio Times. “And now there’s going to be millions of other people watching me and relating to my character.”
Tosin Cole agreed with his co-star. “Now diversity is more of a discussion, whether it be gender or ethnicity. We still have a long way to go, in terms of equal rights and equal representation on screen, but it’s exciting for kids to see people like themselves in the new series — and for girls to become superheroes.” He also added, “Hopefully we will inspire and touch people.”
The article will also feature an exclusive Radio Times photo shoot with Jodie Whittaker and some set pictures that we are expecting to have been shown earlier in Entertainment Weekly.
To read the full article, pick up your Radio Times magazine on sale today 17th July 2018 and drop by https://www.RadioTimes.com/ to read online.
Doctor Who at San Diego Comic Con
And don’t forget that Jodie Whittaker will appear on BBC America’s Doctor Who panel alongside Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, as well as the show’s executive producer Matt Strevens and new show runner Chris Chibnall. The panel takes place on Thursday 19th July at 11:45am – 12:45pm PT (7:45pm – 8:45pm BST) in Hall H.
Also at San Diego Comic Con, Jodie Whittaker will be attending the Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Women Who Kick Ass’ event. The panel, hosted by EW’s Jessica Shaw, will chat with the women who have the power to redefine the rules. Also on the panel are Chloe Bennet (Agents of SHIELD), Regina King (Watchman), Camila Mendes (Riverdale) And Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Mind). The panel will be held on Saturday 21st July, in Hall H at 4pm PT (12am BST).
Doctor Who returns to BBC and BBC America this Autumn with Series 11 starring Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. The new series features a lot of firsts including the first female Doctor, the first series for both new Doctor, Jodie Whittaker and the new showrunner and lead writer, Chris Chibnall. Also starring in series 11 are Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gil as the Doctor’s new companions. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and executive produced by Matt Strevens.