Episode 196: The good, the bad and The Chib

Bad Wilf is back! In this exciting instalment, Martyn and Gerrod discuss life, work, holidays and the Doctor Who series 11 episodes, The woman who fell to Earth, Ghost monument and, Rosa.

The eleventh series of Doctor Who began its initial run on 7 October 2018, and will consist of ten episodes. The series is the first to be led by Chris Chibnall as head writer and executive producer, alongside executive producers Matt Strevens and Sam Hoyle.

The series introduces Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, with Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole playing her companions.

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New Doctor Who trailer

SDCC is in full swing and BBC America have treated us to a brand new Doctor Who trailer. Spoilers. It’s awesome.

Jodie Whittaker to appear at SDCC

It’s been confirmed the new cast of Doctor Who, will be appearing at this year’s San Diego Comic con in July.

The Doctor Who panel will feature Jodie Whittaker with two of her three companions Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill.

They will also be joined by the new Showrunner Chris Chibnall and Executive Producer Matt Strevens.

The panel will be hosted by Chris Hardwick, of Nerdist fame.

There’s been speculation recently, that the series 11 trailer will debut during England’s fist game in the 2018 World Cup, however I would put money on it debuting during the Doctor Who panel at SDCC.

Steven Moffat steps down 

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been tweeting for the past few months that I expected Steven Moffat to step down after series 10 and, that Chris Chibnall would replace him. I also said there would be no full series in 2016, as the BBC where keen to move Doctor Who away from the Autumn, where Strictly come dancing forces the show to broadcast after 8:30pm, which has received many complaints and has caused viewing figures to dip slightly. This move would also allow Chibnall time to finish on Broadchurch and allow him to shadow Moffat, before taking the reigns in 2018.

Well, this evening The official Doctor Who Twitter account revealed that Steven Moffat, is indeed stepping down after the show’s tenth series, which will air in 2017 and, Chris Chibnall of Broadchurch fame, is going to be taking his place.

No, I can’t give you tonight’s lottery numbers. But, my other prediction was that series 10 won’t have a full time companion and that Capaldi would leave with Moffat, allowing the new show runner to start a fresh. 

A lot of people have been speculating that the next Doctor will be a woman. Honestly, I’d have no problem with that. But, with a new show runner, a new companion and a new Doctor it will be played as safely as possible. I guarantee you the next Doctor will be a white male, aged late twenties-early thirties.