The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
By normalising diversity and and calling out racists and fascists, the latest series of Doctor Who reveals how shows like it can educate as well as entertain.
The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
Jodie Whittaker finally takes over as the first woman to play the Doctor in the long-running TV series. But that's not all that's new as the show make a welcome return to our screens.
Embracing change is the theme of Doctor Who's fizzing series opener.
Even now, 350 years after his birth, the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift remains as sharp and relevant as ever.
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Showrunner Chris Chibnall has been praised for the courage of his vision. But casting a female lead is very much on trend at present.
Sylvester McCoy was Doctor Who in 1987, when Julie Collins appeared as Leader of the Red Kangs in the TV show.
In the late 1980s, a gang of feisty teenage girls briefly helped the good Doctor. But his female companions were still mostly there to show how clever he was.
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Doctor Who author Una McCormack has long envisaged a day when a woman was cast as Doctor Who.
Podcast drama is becoming increasingly big business.
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It's time for the BBC to be more adventurous, but will it have the confidence?
‘So, you’ve run out of lentils, eh?’
If Doctor Who is supposed to respect members of other species, not all of his incarnations see eye to eye when it comes to dinner.
Disappointed about Doctor Who's TARDIS ending up at the wrong place at the wrong time? Don't be – it's incredibly precise.
Joanna Lumley (briefly) played the Doctor in 1999 Comedy Relief special The Curse of Fatal Death.
In a universe of infinite possibility, why is Doctor Who always a man? Peter Capaldi's forthcoming retirement from the role means it's surely time to hand the sonic screwdriver over to a woman.
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It's 30 years since the 1987 classic foresaw a dark vicious future where reality TV had taken over. Looks like we forgot to pay attention.
There are whispers of crisis around the 53-year-old series.
Is there a doctor in the house?
Everyone's favourite BBC sci-fi show is sometimes held up as a model of regional development in television. Don't believe it.
Five science (fiction) reasons why you should get to know Doctor Who.
‘Stand by for lift-off’
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Big heritage shows facing the tyranny of diehard fans can end up taking no risks. The story of how the 12th Doctor's screen credits came about is an object lesson in how to turn this around.
Turns out a real sonic screwdriver is more than just a plastic torch.
Sound waves can do useful things and move physical objects, so a sonic screwdriver isn't out of the question.
The clincher of the latest season of Doctor Who? The Doctor’s nemesis is a woman.
The latest series of Doctor Who wrapped up on the weekend with the completion of a startling two-episode finale: Dark Waters and Death in Heaven. This season we’ve seen what is perhaps the darkest, edgiest…
A new dawn for Doctor Who?
Warning: this article contains spoilers. The eighth series of Doctor Who began by introducing a new Doctor, in the shape of Peter Capaldi. But now we’ve reached its end an even greater talking point is…