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Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker's debut is most watched launch for 10 years

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker's debut is most watched launch for 10 years

In its new Sunday evening slot on BBC One, "Doctor Who" generated an average of 8.2 million viewers, and a peak of 9 million.

Whittaker is not the first northern Time Lord - Manchester-born Christopher Eccleston kept his native accent when he played the ninth Doctor in 2005 - but with a supporting cast of northern co-stars and Bradley Walsh sporting a cockney inflection to boot, the latest aural landscape all became a bit much for some.

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The long-running television series chronicles the adventures of an extraterrestrial time lord who travels to different time periods to help people, without doing anything drastic that may alter the course of history.

And it's safe to say she is already a firm favourite with BBC viewers. When an alien invades the train she and Graham are travelling home on, she's the one who goes to investigate. It is way too early to gauge where Whittaker fits in the pantheon of Doctors, but her hyperactive, clever and amusing performance brought to mind a greatest hits package of Christopher Ecclestone (the Ninth Doctor) and David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor), with less of the darkness that has been favoured of late. When her grandson appears to be in danger during the finale, she's the one who comes up with a plan and saves him.

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So, we chatted with Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor herself about the new role, about the fandom, and all things Doctor Who.

"Half an hour ago I was a white-haired Scotsman". Don't get me wrong, I really like what I've seen of the companions so far, but I can't find a compelling reason why Grace couldn't have come along for the ride too. No TARDIS, no sonic screwdriver, just her trying to figure out how to stop an alien race from "hunting" a human being as a target.

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It was her first major solo trip overseas and a rare example of a time when she has answered questions by reporters. The first lady was quickly encircled by the gleeful children and she smiled and danced some more.

Chibnall promised that his Doctor Who would get back to basics with stories that weren't aimed exclusively at hardcore fans, and that's evident from the outset of this crisp, fast-moving opener. Who's new cinematography is vast, colorful and sharp, director Jamie Childs making the most of Chibnall's Broadchurch roots to give even this Earth-based adventure a much needed facelift.


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