As another actor speaks of pressure to look the 'right' way, research reveals that this pressure is prevalent at all levels of the industry.
From ground-breaking to game-changing, rule-breaking to near parliament-breaking, 2018 was a hell of a year for TV.
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.
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.
Showrunner Chris Chibnall has been praised for the courage of his vision. But casting a female lead is very much on trend at present.
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.
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.
It's time for the BBC to be more adventurous, but will it have the confidence?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sound waves can do useful things and move physical objects, so a sonic screwdriver isn't out of the question.