Doctor Who, and the casting of Jodie Whittaker

Mark Harrison Jul 17, 2017

Jodie Whittaker's casting as the 13th Doctor in Doctor Who builds on an already-impressive body of work...

This article includes very mild spoilers for Broadchurch.

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Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor. This Christmas, for the first time in over 50 years of Doctor Who, the Time Lord will become a Time Lady, and arguably, it's about time. There are those who will have been waiting for this for a very long time, and those who are (let's charitably say) trepidatious about the casting decision, but anyone who's familiar with Whittaker's work should be thrilled.

She will first appear in this year's Christmas special, when Peter Capaldi regenerates, and will make her full-time debut in next year's series. She's worked with new executive producer Chris Chibnall before, playing grieving

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