The next outing for the all-new Doctor in the BBC’s Doctor Who series is fast approaching and the BBC have revealed further casting and series details which will see the thirteenth doctor played by its first female in Jodie Whittaker.

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Joining Whittaker on the cast is a brand new regular cast in the form of Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. Bradley will star as Graham, Tosin will play Ryan and Mandip will play Yasmin. Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke.

The man behind the decision to cast the show’s first ever female, head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall has also added a whole host of new characters that will travel in the time lords iconic Tardis.

Walsh on joining the cast of the legendary show said

“I remember watching William Hartnell as the first Doctor. Black and white made it very scary for a youngster like myself. I was petrified but even though I’d watch most of it from behind the sofa through my fingers, I became a fan. I then queued up for ages to get into the Carlton picture house in Watford to watch the great Peter Cushing appear as the Doctor in a full-length feature film made in glorious colour. Am I thrilled to be part of this whole groundbreaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”

If that wasn’t enough, it has also been revealed that the new series will be a ten week run of fifty-minute episodes in starting off in autumn 2018, kicking off with a feature-length hour for the opening launch.

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