Doctor Who – 13th Doctor To Be Revealed On Sunday!
Peter Capaldi’s reign as The Doctor on ‘Doctor Who‘ is nearly over. It’s been a long (long) wait this time around to find his replacement, but we will finally know who gets the keys to the TARDIS after the Wimbledon Men’s Final on BBC 1 this Sunday (16th July).
The BBC dropped the news via the Doctor Who Twitter feed this afternoon, along with the following video:
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 14, 2017
There have been rumours flying around about who it could be, along with the question of whether it will be a man or woman this time. If it’s any indication, the bookies think not, although there are still a number of women in the list.
Currently, Kris Marshall (Death in Paradise, My Family, Love Actually) is leading the pack, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Broadchurch), Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch, The Smoke), Tom Rosenthal (Plebs, Friday Night Dinner, and of course… Broadchurch), David Harewood (which is bizarre, as he’s still on Supergirl as J’onn J’onzz), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, The Aliens), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange, Hail, Caesar!) and Natalie Dormer (Game Of Thrones, Elementary) all still given reasonable odds.
We still have one more episode with Peter Capaldi left, as he teams up with the 1st incarnation of the doctor (originally played by Willam Hartnell), with David Bradley reprising the role he (sort of) played in docudrama ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’.
The regeneration scene in the Christmas Special will be directed by new showrunner Chris Chibnall, who takes over behind the scenes from Steven Moffat as the man in charge.
Whilst Moffat’s tenure as showrunner has been a little up and down in places, this final season has seen him pull out all the stops to give Peter a great send off. I’m just sorry we didn’t get to keep Bill in the changeover.
You can find out who will become the 13th Doctor on this Sunday (16th July), following the Wimbledon Men’s Final (usually 2-3hrs) on BBC1.