If you are in the UK and want to do some serious catching up on Doctor Who prior to its season 11 premiere, there is a new way in which to do just that.
It was announced today that leading up to the new episodes featuring Jodie Whittaker later this year, you can watch any episode of the modern Doctor Who over on the BBC iPlayer. While that doesn’t mean you will get a chance to see the classic show, you can at least watch the adventures of Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi whenever you want for the immediate future. Presumably, the latest season of Doctor Who with Jodie Whittaker is going to kick off later this year, and there are even some rumors surrounding a new trailer for the show at some point in the near future.
In a statement discussing this programming decision when it comes to Doctor Who, Dan McGolpin, controller of programming for the BBC, had the following to say:
“We’re reinventing the BBC for a new generation and BBC iPlayer is key to that. Bringing back these series of Doctor Who is just part of our offer this summer giving viewers the chance to uncover or rediscover the Doctor’s previous adventures.”
It also just makes sense to better prepare everyone for the new generation of Doctor Who by giving everyone the opportunity to watch as many old episodes as possible. There’s a lot of great stuff to catch up on here and while you may argue that creating high expectations for the new episodes in advance is a bad thing, we do believe there are some tangible benefits for it. For starters, it’s not bad to challenge the new season to deliver some of the best content we’ve seen yet. We’ve definitely got high hopes for Whittaker and new showrunner Chris Chibnall, but we have some confidence it will deliver.
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