Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has revealed she did all her own stunts in the first episode including that death-defying leap 60ft up between two iconic cranes in Sheffield. And Sheffield City Council were thrilled when the 13th Doctor made a new Sonic Screwdriver tool - now a Swiss Army Sonic - out of Sheffield steel. They tweeted: "We're reyt proud that the fabulous new #DoctorWho handmade her all new sonic Swiss army knife with Sheffield steel. What a superb opening!"WATCH ON IPLAYER: Missed the first episode of the new series - now Sundays, 6.45pm - or want to watch again? Check it out now on the BBC iPlayer - CLICK HERE.The first episode, The Woman Who Fell To Earth, sent social media into meltdown as it was screened globally at the same time and fans gave a huge thumbs up to Whittaker's performance as the first female doctor and with a Yorkshire accent.She says she is proud of herself and described the early morning experience during her first week of filming as 'amazing' … [Read more...] about Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker reveals she did crane jump stunt as city celebrates made in Sheffield Swiss Army Sonic
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Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has revealed she did all her own stunts in the first episode including that death-defying leap 60ft up between two iconic cranes in Sheffield. WATCH ON IPLAYER: Missed the first episode of the new series - which is now Sundays, 6.45pm - or want to watch again? Check it out now on the BBC iPlayer - CLICK HERE.She says she is proud of herself and described the early morning experience during her first week of filming as 'amazing' and 'euphoric'.But the first female Doctor - and the first speaking with a Yorkshire accent - admitted the incredible crane stunt was 'nerve-wracking' and added: "I absolutely bricked it".It was her first alien showdown as the new and 13th Doctor at the top of the two permanent cranes at the side of the M1 motorway, near Meadowhall shopping centre.The cranes, already a popular landmark know to millions of people who have driven past them over the years, are also famously lit up every year for the festive season.But the cranes … [Read more...] about Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker reveals she did own Sheffield crane jump stunt
Doctor Who has run, on and off but mostly on, for more than fifty years. A key way its achieved this longevity is through recasting its lead actor every few years. Almost exactly the same thing is true, of course, of James Bond – and many other long-running television shows or film series. But Doctor Who differs in that the recasting of the series' lead is referenced within the fiction. The series becomes about the character changing their face, if only for the new Doctor's first story. A changeover of Doctors is a great opportunity for the series to attract new viewers and win back lapsed ones, to change direction and renew itself creatively. It's also the moment of maximum danger for a series that depends hugely on the popularity of its lead actor and their interpretation of the role. With Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker about to make her debut on Sunday, here's a look back at how previous Doctors debuts have been handled and received. “An … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightRegeneration game: A look back at every new Doctor Who from 1963 to the present
DOCTOR Who fans were given their first glimpse at Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Time Lord and the lucky companions that would be joining her on adventures across the galaxy. The three actors chosen were announced in October 2017 but which characters will they be playing and who else has been the Doctor's trusty companion? Here's all you need to know... Who are the new Doctor Who companions? Bradley Walsh The Chase host and ex-Corrie star Bradley Walsh will travel through space and time as Jodie Whittaker's companion Graham. Although confirmed in October, it was first revealed last August that Bradley had joined the long-running BBC1 drama. He said: “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. “Am I thrilled to be part of this whole groundbreaking new dawn for the Doctor?? Oh … [Read more...] about Who are the new Doctor Who companions Ryan, Graham and Yasmin and who else has played companions?
BRADLEY Walsh is a regular on our teatime TV screens, with the popular ITV star hosting The Chase as well as other TV quiz shows - and he's also preparing to enter the Doctor Who universe. But what do we know about Bradley, what else has he been in, who is his wife and just how did he become famous? Who is Bradley Walsh? What is his age, height and family background? Bradley is 58 years old and was born in Watford, Hertfordshire. He's not the first to mention his working-class background and his life growing up in a single parent family. Bradley married choreographer Donna Derby in 1997 and they have a son, Barney, together. The Chase host also has a daughter, Hayley, from a previous relationship. He comes in at a modest 5' 8.5" tall and often takes part in Soccer Aid, the all-star charity football match. Is he the new Doctor Who companion? Yes - on October 22, 2017, Bradley was photographed alongside new Doctor Jodie Whittaker and two other companions on set. He will play … [Read more...] about How old is Bradley Walsh, who is The Chase host’s wife Donna Derby and will he play Doctor Who’s new companion?