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October 23rd, 2017 140 comments

Series 11 Cast – Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill

Meet the cast on the all new series of Doctor Who!

When Jodie Whittaker takes over as the Thirteenth Doctor on the global hit show next year, she will be joined by an all new regular cast.

BBC announces today (October 10, 2017) that Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill will line-up as the new regular cast on Doctor Who.

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.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role, is also shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS, with a team of new characters.

In more exclusive news, it is confirmed that the new series will be a ten week run of fifty minute episodes in Autumn 2018, kicking off with a feature length hour for the opening launch.

Chris Chibnall says : “The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family. They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into brand new adventures with Jodie’s Doctor. Alongside them, we’re delighted that Sharon D Clarke is also joining the show.”

Jodie Whittaker says : “I am so excited to share this huge adventure with Mandip, Tosin and Bradley. It’s a dream team!”

Bradley Walsh says : “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 ground breaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh yes!”

Mandip Gill says : “I am over the moon to be joining the Doctor Who family. This is an iconic show with an amazing fanbase and I look forward to everything that brings. Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn’t believe it to be true for the first few weeks. To be working alongside the likes of Jodie, Bradley and my old friend Tosin is thrilling. This show is worlds away from the work I’ve done previously and that’s the part that excites me the most.”

Tosin Cole says : “I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team. I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, BBC Studios says : “I am thrilled to welcome Bradley, Mandip and Tosin to the new Who family. Working with three such talented actors is going to be a lot of fun. The Doctor is in fine company.”

Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama says : “The casting of Mandip, Tosin and Bradley is a mark of the new creative ambition Chris is bringing to Doctor Who. He’s already made history with the casting of Jodie. These three new characters complete a new and utterly unmissable team aboard the Tardis.”

Doctor Who is a BBC Studios production for BBC One and a BBC AMERICA co-production. BBC Worldwide are the international distributors for Doctor Who.


140 comments

  • TWIN PEAKS

    November 3rd, 2017 - 5:18pm

    All great actors!! Can’t wait.

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  • Paul riddick

    November 2nd, 2017 - 7:23pm

    Please Bring Back Male Doctor, 14th Doctor, Not Happy about The 13th Doctor but Bring Back The Master and Not a Woman Master.

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    • The Living Shadow

      November 2nd, 2017 - 7:51pm

      We’ve not even seen the 13th Doctor onscreen at all and you’re already talking about the 14th?

    • Doctor Stu

      November 2nd, 2017 - 9:56pm

      The 13th doctor hasn’t even spoken one word of dialogue yet and you’re already talking about the next one

    • Rikki Krystal

      November 3rd, 2017 - 12:15am

      Well said Paul

    • Lorraine

      November 3rd, 2017 - 2:19pm

      Not keen on female doctor either but we must give her a chance because it is going to happen regardless of personal preference. Disagree about Missy as I thought Michelle Gomez was rather good in the role playing a manipulative psychopath well

    • The Moffat Paradox

      November 4th, 2017 - 11:52am

      Some of us like Paul have been looking to a 14th male Doctor ASAP since 16th July.

    • The Living Shadow

      November 6th, 2017 - 11:14pm

      Well that’s rather pessimistic. Why not wait, and then try to like her, before deciding that you already dislike the 13th Doctor?

    • The Moffat Paradox

      November 7th, 2017 - 1:13am

      Okay The Living Shadow; keep this to yourself. Never mind if this is supposed to be Doctor Who and if there are grounds to genuinely believe the gender change is real wold based agenda driven. IF and ONLY IF Chibnall can deliver episodes (and more straight sci-fi/ action adventure than agenda driven) of a writing and dramatic quality in story arcs that supersede what might be considered the best in the modern series and harks back to the classic where appropriate (how about for example trying to make the Daleks more genuinely scary and threatening again; at least in their actions) that could be considered gripping regardless of supposedly being “Doctor Who” I might JUST be able to live with the change while still thinking this is a change that should never have seen the light of day.

    • Doctor Stu

      November 7th, 2017 - 9:48am

      When did women existing suddenly become an agenda

    • The Moffat Paradox

      November 7th, 2017 - 12:40pm

      Of itself never, But if an established for over 50 years male character is changed to female with the cop out that the character is alien in a sci-fi series with in universe tinkering by Moffat to make the Chibnall casting choice possible an impression is created that this is more to do with political correctness and liberal left political biases which would be considered ridiculous if applied to characters like James Bond or Lara Croft.

      As said before nothing against Jodi Whittaker in another role and not against having good in fiction strong female characters (e.g. Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley and Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor) if that”s what their set out as being to begin with.

    • whovian

      November 8th, 2017 - 3:00pm

      Imagine what posters for Dr Who will look like in the future if 13 isnt well received and the decision is made never to make a female Doctor again from 14 onwards.

      From First to the Twelfth they are men, then theres Jodie and then from Fourteenth to (for example) the Twentieth Doctor its all men again. Its going to look really odd.

      I think in all honesty, back in the late 70’s or early 80’s that is when a female Doctor should have been introduced. Personally im going to judge when the Jodie appears on Christmas day and then the first few episodes of next year, but this could potentially make or break the series.

      But on the other hand, if viewing figures deteriorate drastically, i could always be written in that Capaldi’s Doctor had a really strange dream about becoming a woman and that none of it was real and then Bradley Walsh was the next incarnation.

      Or it could even be that Bradley actually IS the 13th Doctor and that Jodie’s announcment was just to see how the public would react to a woman Doctor and Jodie is in fact actually Bradley’s Doctor’s companion.

      Just a little thought.

    • The Outcast

      November 9th, 2017 - 1:17am

      That would be bold, but also a massive risk, which some people might find disappointing, having being looking forward to the first female Doctor. While it would be mad and sort of cool if that did happen, I don’t think there is a chance it will.

  • Anonymous

    November 2nd, 2017 - 7:20pm

    Please Bring Back Male Doctor, 14th Doctor

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  • anon

    November 1st, 2017 - 10:38pm

    I’m all for this tbf.

    Bradley Walsh is a fine actor indeed, and not new to the Whoniverse – if we recall, he played Oddbob the Clown in the SJA. That doesn’t seem to be mentioned elsewhere.

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    • Lorraine

      November 3rd, 2017 - 2:51pm

      Yes I do remember now. Blanked it out as I have a morbid dislike of clowns! Bradley joining the crew has given me hope for the new series.

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