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Jodie Whittaker: The First Female To Play Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker: The First Female To Play Doctor Who

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The eleventh series of Doctor Who sees Jodie Whittaker simultaneously as the thirteenth incarnation of the famous Doctor and the first ever woman to star in the role.

She will be joined by an ensemble cast featuring Mandip Gill, Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole. Episode one, named The Woman Who Fell To Earth, will air on the evening of Sunday 7 October.

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Lead writer, Chris Chibnall, has described the series as a good starting point for those who are new to the show, for whom Whattaker will be their introduction to the Tardis. According to the BBC, he reckons it will be popular with families who can "break out the popcorn and hunker down for Sunday night adventures in space and time."

In a recent Q&A for the BBC, Whittaker was asked what it feels like to be the first woman Doctor, she said: "It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be. It feels incredible."

So, make sure to have popcorn at the ready and the kids' uniforms ready for the morning on the eve of Sunday 7 October, to witness TV history in the making and a new breed of Dalek seared into the imaginations of the next generation.

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