Doctor Who returns in Autumn 2018

The BBC has confirmed the series will have a 10-week run of 50-minute episodes in autumn 2018, starting with a feature-length hour show for the launch.

Jodie Whittaker was revealed as the next Time Lord in a trailer broadcast at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final in July.

The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took over the role in 2013 and leaves in the forthcoming Christmas special.

The reaction to Whittaker’s casting was mostly positive – but a sizeable minority protested that the Doctor shouldn’t be played by a woman.