The series marks several major changes to the programme. Firstly, being the first series to feature a female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, in the history of the series. It is also the first series since Series 4 not to be helmed by Showrunner Steven Moffat. Series 11 also marks the introduction of several major characters, Graham, Yasmin and Ryan played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.
The series also marks a format change. As opposed to the standard 12x45 minute episodes per series in the Peter Capaldi years of the programme, Series 11 contains 10x50 minute episodes, opening with a 60 minute opening episode.
Main Cast Edit
- Jodie Whittaker - The Doctor (10/10)
- Tosin Cole - Ryan Sinclair (10/10)
- Mandeep Gill - Yasmin Khan (10/10)
- Bradley Walsh - Graham O’Brien (10/10)
Returning and Recurring CastEdit
- Sharon D Clarke - Grace
- Asha Kingsley - Sonia
- Executive Producers: Chris Chibnall, Matt Strevens, Sam Hoyle, Simon Winstone
- Directors: Jamie Childs, Sallie Aprahamian, Mark Tonderai, Jennifer Perrott, Wayne Yip
- Writers: Chris Chibnall, Malorie Blackman, Ed Hime, Peter McTighe, Vinay Patel, Joy Wilkinson
- Composer: Segun Akinola
|Episode No.||Episode Title||Director||Writer||Broadcast Date|
|Regular Episodes (2018)|
|11.01 (144)||'The Woman Who Fell to Earth'||Jamie Childs||Chris Chibnall||7th October 2018|
“We don’t get aliens in Sheffield.”
In a South Yorkshire city, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan and Graham O’Brien are about to have their lives changed forever, as a mysterious woman, unable to remember her own name, falls from the night sky. Can they believe a word she says? And can she help solve the strange events taking place across the city?
|11.02 (145)||'The Ghost Monument'||Mark Tonderai||
|14th October 2018|
Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough, in a hostile alien environment , to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo?
|Episode Three||Mark Tonderai||Malorie Blackman||21st October 2018|
|11.04 (147)||Episode Four||Sallie Aprahamian||Joy Wilkinson||28th October 2018|
|11.05 (148)||Episode Five||Jennifer Perrott||Chris Chibnall||4th November 2018|
|11.06 (149)||Episode Six||Sallie Aprahamian||Chris Chibnall||11th November 2018|
|11.07 (150)||Episode Seven||Jamie Childs||Ed Hime||18th November 2018|
|11.08 (151)||Episode Eight||Jennifer Perrott||Peter McTighe||25th December 2018|
|11.09 (152)||Episode Nine||Jamie Childs||Vinay Patel||2nd December 2018|
|11.10 (153)||Episode Ten||Jamie Childs||Chris Chibnall||9th December|
|Special Episodes (2018)|
|11.11 (154)||Christmas 2018||Wayne Yip||Chris Chibnall||25th December 2018|
Monsters and VilliansEdit
Chris Chibnall was revealed to be taking over as showrunner of Doctor Who from Steven Moffat in January 2016, on taking on the role he said “Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC programme: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world. So it’s a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama.”
In July 2017 it was revealed Jodie Whittaker would portray the first female incarnation of the Doctor, taking over from Peter Capaldi.
The first read through of the series took place in October 2017, the BBC released a picture revealing that the Doctor would be joined by three companions played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole. Shooting for Series 11 of Doctor Who began in November 2017 on location in Sheffield. Chris Chibnall's secretive approach to filming Broadchurch was transferred to Doctor Who meaning less information about upcoming episodes was known at the time of production. Due to change in showrunner, cast and crew, the show was rebranded. A new logo and insignia was unveiled at the BBC Worldwide showcase on 20 February 2018.Murray Gold, composer of Doctor Who since Series 1 in 2005, stepped down from the role after the 2017 Christmas Special. On 26 June 2018, producer Chris Chibnall announced that the musical score for series 11 would be provided by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumnus Segun Akinola.The first teaser for the series was released during the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July 2018, almost exactly a year after the announcement of Whitaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.
Whittaker, Gill, Cole, Chibnall and Strevens promoted the new series with a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on 19 July 2018. The first trailer for the series was revealed. Chibnall stated during the panel that the series would consist of 10 standalone adventures. He also told press his focus was on new characters and monsters, as a result old foes the Daleks, Cyberman and spinoff show characters wouldn't be making appearances. The design of the new sonic screwdriver was shown to the audience and several new posters promoting the series also debuted.
A Christmas special was also confirmed, which will air on the 25th of December 2018. On the 5th September it was announced by the BBC that the new series would be broadcast over ten weeks starting on the 7th October. This was a sunday, a first for the series which had primarily been shown on Saturdays. In a press release showrunner Chris Chibnall said of the move, 'New Doctor, new home! Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is about to burst into Sunday nights — and make the end of the weekend so much more exciting.'
|Episode No.||Air Time||Overnight Rating (m)||7 Day BARB Rating (m)||28 Day BARB Rating (m)||BBC America Rating (m)||Chart Position (/30)|